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IB Economics IA Commentary. Title of Extract: EU imposes dumping tariffs on Chinese tile-makers
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International Baccalaureate Internal Assessment:
Economics Commentary 3
Date of Commentary: April 6, 2011
Word Count: 746
Pertaining Section of IB Economics Syllabus: 4 (International Economies)
Title of Extract: "EU imposes dumping tariffs on Chinese tile-makers"
Source: Internet - European Voice Online
Date of Extract Publication: March 13, 2011
EU imposes dumping tariffs on Chinese tile-makers
By Ian Wishart
17.03.2011 / 15:52 CET
Provisional duties of up to 73% to protect EU market.
The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of ceramic tiles from China.
The move comes following an investigation initiated after a complaint lodged by the European Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Federation (CET) on behalf of 69 tile producers in the EU, the Commission said.
The duties range between 26.2% and 73% depending on the company and last for six months. They could be prolonged for five years and are intended to punish tile manufacturers from China who sell tiles below cost-price in the EU.
Alfonso Panzani, the president of the CET, said that the duties were not intended to
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