By notice dated 4 June 2018, the European Commission launched an expiry review of existing anti-dumping duties on bicycles from China. The review was requested by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) to extend the measures. Importing companies should prepare for an extension of the punitive duties on bicycles and have the possibility to participate in the investigation procedure.
Extension of anti-dumping duties on bicycles threatened
Since the 1990s, the European Union has imposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese bicycles. Most recently, the definitive anti-dumping duties were set by Regulation (EU) 502/2013 of 29 May 2013.
As this measure would have expired in the meantime, the EBMA requested the legally required phase-out review to extend the measures. The investigation concerns two-wheelers and other bicycles (including freight tricycles other than unicycles) without engines falling within CN codes 8712 0030 and ex 8712 0070 (TARIC codes 8712 0070 91, 8712 0070 92 and 8712 0070 99).
Anti-dumping duties on e-bikes and pedelecs are also threatening at the same time.
Interested parties should participate in the investigation
Manufacturers, importers and interested parties have the possibility of notifying the Commission within certain time limits and participating in the investigation procedure. In this way, the result of the investigation can be actively influenced. However, the measures are generally expected to be extended.
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