AllBright Clients Win Lower EU Anti-dumping Duties2013-06-043107
On May 15, 2013, the European Union decided to impose an anti-dumping duty and collect the provisional duties imposed on the import of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating from the PRC. AllBright represented two leading PRC ceramics manufacturers in this case, Guangxi Sanhuan Enterprise Group Holding Co Ltd (Guangxi Sanhuan) and Hunan Hualian Industry Co Ltd (Hunan Hualian), and won lower anti-dumping duties from the EU.
The EU last year launched its latest probe into the alleged dumping of ceramic tableware and kitchenware from PRC, involving more than 410 Chinese manufacturers. Guangxi Sanhuan stood out as the lowest hit, facing a final duty of 13.1 percent from EU, compared with an initial industry highest rate of 31.2 percent due to its appeal. Another AllBright client, Hunan Hualian, received a reduced duty of 18.3 percent from an initial levy of 26.8 percent. While three other sampling ceramics companies, Shandong Zibo Yonghua Ceramics Co Ltd, Guangxi Laotian Ceramics Co Ltd, and CHL International Ltd, still faced the same final duties as the initial levy. AllBright's effective representation of its clients interests greatly reduced their respective levies, and China’s ceramics manufacturers now enjoy lower average duties.
AllBright Partners Fu Donghui and Leah Xiang led an AllBright team to act for Guangxi Sanhuan and Hunan Hualian. AllBright has already established its reputation and strength in the anti-dumping legal service sector with its expertise and experiences.
The European Union is China's biggest trading partner and ceramic tableware and kitchenware imports from China totaled €728 million in 2011, according to the European Commission.