The Customs Practice has learnt that an imposition of anti-dumping duty (“ADD”) on certain ironing boards has been annulled by the European Commission.

Affected product is ironing boards manufactured in China by Zhejiang Harmonic Hardware Products Co Ltd (“Harmonic”). 

The annulment arises because the Commission has infringed the rights of Harmonic in its imposition of the anti-dumping measure.

What does this mean?
This means that where anti-dumping duty has been paid, it can now be recovered, going back to the date of imposition of the initial measure in April 2007. The rate of anti-dumping duty levied during this time has been 26.5% of the import value, so duty reclaims could be substantial.

Furthermore, this ADD is no longer due on future imports of these ironing boards, from Harmonic, with immediate effect. However, the Commission is also re-opening the investigation into dumping, insofar as it relates to Harmonic, so we cannot exclude the possibility of a new anti-dumping measure taking effect on completion of the re-opened investigation.

The Customs Practice can help

Any importers who would like assistance in compiling and submitting the necessary duty reclaims should contact us on 01635 521 624 or by e-mail at

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