Brussels, Belgium – The European Commission has initiated an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of conventional bicycles originating in China.
Current anti-dumping measures, which add an additional 48.5% duty onto conventional bicycles from China, were due to expire on June 8th. However, a request to extend the measures was lodged in March by the European Bicycle Manufacturer's Association (EBMA) on behalf of EU bicycle producers representing more than 45% of the total Union production of bicycles.
The EC's decision to investigate and extension means that anti-dumping duties against conventional Chinese bicycles will continue until at least the end of the investigation, anticipated to be September, 2019. During the last two anti-circumvention investigations, in 2013 and 2015, the EC found that circumvention was taking place via not less than seven countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines. The expiry review will also, therefore, duties on bicycles imported from these countries.
Moreno Fioravanti, Secretary General of the EBMA welcomed the announcement. “The EBMA applauds today’s European Commission decision to launch an expiry review of anti-dumping measures on Chinese bicycles. Following its investigation, we believe that the European Commission will concur with the facts, that trade defense measures must be continued. Otherwise, China will ramp up dumping massively and cause crippling injury to the European bicycle industry.”
View the EBMA press release.