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> Another EU decision that may cost you dear, Imported tableware from China hit with new levy
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post Nov 16 2012, 02:11 PM
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Anyone intending to buy crockery, that emanates from China, should do so pronto.
"Provisional anti-dumping duties come into effect from midnight tonight, and will up add up to 58.8% to the dockside price of ceramic tabletop items and ovenware arriving in the EU from China. "

Retailers have had 24 hours notice apparently so were unable to stock up.

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post Nov 16 2012, 03:12 PM
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How are we going to cope???? ohmy.gif
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post Nov 16 2012, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 16 2012, 04:12 PM) *
How are we going to cope???? ohmy.gif



Could always try buying British, an old, outdated concept but it used to work, once.


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post Nov 16 2012, 03:24 PM
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Sounds like a good thing to protect European industries a bit. Everyone complains about the recession, then when some good news comes along, they grumble some more.
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post Nov 16 2012, 03:31 PM
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I'm going to have to get a part time job to cope with the impact on my monthly outgoings at this rate. I probably buy about a tenners worth of ceramics from China about every 6 months or so!!!! Well that could go to over £15 now!!!
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post Nov 16 2012, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 16 2012, 03:31 PM) *
I'm going to have to get a part time job to cope with the impact on my monthly outgoings at this rate. I probably buy about a tenners worth of ceramics from China about every 6 months or so!!!! Well that could go to over £15 now!!!

I think it is totally unacceptable.

We rip off the idea from the Chinese in the first place ( and it takes decades for Europe to 'learn' the secret of porcelain & then we only get it half right with soft paste ) and now that we still can't get it right we are using trade tariffs to stop them importing the real stuff.
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post Nov 16 2012, 04:37 PM
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I had to look up "Anti-dumping duties"

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalW...tyType=document
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post Nov 16 2012, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (dannyboy @ Nov 16 2012, 03:50 PM) *
I think it is totally unacceptable.

We rip off the idea from the Chinese in the first place ( and it takes decades for Europe to 'learn' the secret of porcelain & then we only get it half right with soft paste ) and now that we still can't get it right we are using trade tariffs to stop them importing the real stuff.


Great slant on this; good post!


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post Nov 16 2012, 05:53 PM
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I won't even bore you , kind reader, with a whole page related to the subject.

Greek plate smashing. What are they going to do? Paper plates? Plastic.?

Jim Hacker will sort it out with a Euro Porcelain Plate, that can be stuck together again for further use
when the shimmering bride sues for divorce.
PS all my china is German, from JL.
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post Nov 16 2012, 08:10 PM
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Great stuff.

Might save a few European, or even British jobs given we make quite a lot of crockery here.
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post Nov 16 2012, 08:15 PM
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They will probably do as the Japanese did when they thought that E.U. trade barriers would stop the importation of cars and just move or take over companies already here. That way at least we don't lose so many jobs. Which is the most important thing.
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post Nov 16 2012, 10:36 PM
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Leave the EU.
Leave the EU..
Leave the.... ah, they 'aint listening to us anyway.


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post Nov 16 2012, 10:46 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Nov 16 2012, 10:36 PM) *
Leave the EU.
Leave the EU..
Leave the.... ah, they 'aint listening to us anyway.


Its rather odd - political consensus is either we must come out or we must stay in. No party ever proposes fixing it! Regrettably the way our silent Euro MPs are selected and the amount they are paid means change isn't likely to come from them.


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post Nov 16 2012, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 16 2012, 10:46 PM) *
Its rather odd - political consensus is either we must come out or we must stay in. No party ever proposes fixing it! Regrettably the way our silent Euro MPs are selected and the amount they are paid means change isn't likely to come from them.


I do agree. Thing is, self confessed I am not "into" politics like most of the people on here but what I think I do understand is that we pay extortionate amounts of money into a collective "pot" as it were and we don't "benefit" from it.
Greece benefitted from it, it got bailed out. As did other countries where they have 4 hour lunch breaks (perhaps explains in part their financial problems).

Yet in the UK it seems that we pay, as I said, HUGE amounts in. In return we have to, by "EU law" allow members into the country from EU states who wish to immigrate. They then claim benefits (okay not all of them but let's say half). Already adding to the strain of the treasurey they now have to support yet more individuals who are not actually contributing to the economy.

In addition to the laughably massive amounts we pay to the EU we also send billions to Africa and related countries, when frankly, if we had an earth quake I don't see anyone sending money our way... Our own Government sh*tted us over when the floods were around in 2007.

Not only that but there some utterly stupid rules that apply thanks to the EU.

Digital SLR cameras are not able to record more than 30 minutes video otherwise attract extra taxation.
Frozen Garlic tax!
Under 8s banned from blowing up balloons!

That's just a few minutes of searching.


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post Nov 17 2012, 11:37 AM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 16 2012, 04:57 PM) *
Great slant on this; good post!

thank you.
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post Nov 17 2012, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (motormad @ Nov 16 2012, 11:20 PM) *
I do agree. Thing is, self confessed I am not "into" politics like most of the people on here but what I think I do understand is that we pay extortionate amounts of money into a collective "pot" as it were and we don't "benefit" from it.
Greece benefitted from it, it got bailed out. As did other countries where they have 4 hour lunch breaks (perhaps explains in part their financial problems).

Yet in the UK it seems that we pay, as I said, HUGE amounts in. In return we have to, by "EU law" allow members into the country from EU states who wish to immigrate. They then claim benefits (okay not all of them but let's say half). Already adding to the strain of the treasurey they now have to support yet more individuals who are not actually contributing to the economy.

In addition to the laughably massive amounts we pay to the EU we also send billions to Africa and related countries, when frankly, if we had an earth quake I don't see anyone sending money our way... Our own Government sh*tted us over when the floods were around in 2007.

Not only that but there some utterly stupid rules that apply thanks to the EU.

Digital SLR cameras are not able to record more than 30 minutes video otherwise attract extra taxation.
Frozen Garlic tax!
Under 8s banned from blowing up balloons!

That's just a few minutes of searching.
Did you actually read past the headline of any of the links you posted?

If you read the last one it turns out children aren't to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules, they're just asking for a warning to be added to balloons.
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post Nov 17 2012, 12:14 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Nov 17 2012, 12:00 PM) *
If you read the last one it turns out children aren't to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules, they're just asking for a warning to be added to balloons.



On a series note; has there been many deaths or injuries by blowing up balloons? I've never heard of any such injuries or deaths, but I presume there must be for the European Union to take such action.
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post Nov 17 2012, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (GMR @ Nov 17 2012, 12:14 PM) *
On a series note; has there been many deaths or injuries by blowing up balloons? I've never heard of any such injuries or deaths, but I presume there must be for the European Union to take such action.

Children under 8 and an uniflated balloon.......

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post Nov 17 2012, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Nov 17 2012, 12:00 PM) *
Did you actually read past the headline of any of the links you posted?

If you read the last one it turns out children aren't to be banned from blowing up balloons, under EU safety rules, they're just asking for a warning to be added to balloons.



Yes but

"Happy 6th Birthday Please ask a responsible adult to help blow up this balloon"

does really spoil the effect! biggrin.gif
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post Nov 17 2012, 03:06 PM
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Do children really blow up their own balloons? Don't they have staff to do that sort of thing?
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