European Union – Customs and excise. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling considering the validity of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 412/2013 in the context of proceedings between Portmeirion Group UK Ltd and the United Kingdom Revenue and Customs Commissioners concerning the refusal by those authorities to grant Portmeirion's request for repayment of the anti-dumping duties paid by that company in respect of imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware originating in China. The Court held that consideration of the question referred had disclosed no factor of such a kind as to affect the validity of that regulation.