Since 2 September 2014, the European Commission has been investigating alleged anti-dumping practices on the basis of the implementing Regulation (EU) No. 938/2014.
Regulation (EU) No 502/2013 imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China. The European Bicycles Manufacturers Association (EBMA), on behalf of fifteen Union bicycle manufacturers, has requested an investigation and submitted evidence to the Commission that this anti-dumping measure is being circumvented by shipment through Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines. Similarly, the anti-dumping measures were escaped by assembly operations in these countries.
Are anti-dumping duties really being circumvented?
The Commission has now opened the investigation to determine whether imports of bicycles and other bicycles (including freight tricycles but excluding unicycles) without engines, currently classified under CN codes ex 8712 00 30 and ex 8712 00 70 (TARIC codes 8712 00 30 20 and 8712 00 70 92) sent to the Union from Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines, are circumventing the anti-dumping measures. It is irrelevant whether the goods were declared as originating in Cambodia, Pakistan or the Philippines. At the same time, the EU customs authorities were instructed to register the above imports into the Union for nine months (until 4 June 2015).
Interested parties and interested parties have the opportunity to participate in the investigation procedure within a certain period of time.
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