European Commission imposes provisional anti-dumping duties on Chinese e-bikes

By Stephen Frothingham

Tariffs range from 22 to 84 percent depending on factory.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Commission has imposed provisional anti-dumping duties on e-bikes from China, with tariffs ranging from 21.8 to 83.6 percent, depending on which factory produced the bikes. The tariffs will be applied starting Thursday and will be in place for six months before a final decision is announced.

The commission is accepting comments until Aug. 12.

In a complaint filed with the Commission late last year, the Electric Bicycle Manufacturers Association had called for anti-dumping tariffs of as much as 189 percent. In May, the Commission required importers to begin registering the imports of e-bike and other light electric vehicles in preparation for a possible anti-dumping duty, which could be imposed retroactively.

At the Eurobike show earlier this month, a coalition of European e-bike importers, backed by the LEVA-EU trade association, announced it was suing the Commission over the anti-dumping process, which the group said was being promoted by a group of large bike brands looking to defend their market position.

At a Eurobike news conference, Annick Roetynck, LEVA-EU’s manager, called the EBMA’s petition “an absolutely ludicrous complaint.”

“There is no dumping,” she said. “This is being pushed by …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News