The Commission has imposed definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of ceramic tiles from India and Turkey for a period of five years.
The decision comes as a result of an investigation initiated in December 2021 which found that EU producers have been injured by dumped imports from India and Turkey. The injury suffered by EU ceramic tile producers involved a loss of sales despite the fact that the EU ceramic tile market is expanding. The measures imposed will defend EU producers – mostly small and medium-sized enterprises employing a total of 55,000 people across the EU – by restoring fair competition between imported tiles and those produced in the EU.
While ceramic tiles are produced throughout the EU, Spain, Italy, Poland and Portugal have particularly high concentrations of producers. The welfare of producers in these areas of higher concentration has a significant impact on other supplying and processing industries and their workers.
The anti-dumping duties imposed range from 6.7% to 8.7% for ceramic tiles from India and from 4.8% to 20.9% for ceramic tiles from Turkey.
In addition to the measures on ceramic tiles from India and Turkey, there are currently anti-dumping measures on imports of ceramic tiles from China, as well as on ceramic tableware and kitchenware from China.