BRUSSELS, Belgium – The anti-dumping duty on saddles made in China has been dropped by the European Union. An announcement in the Official Journal of the European Union was published on 21 June, 2012. The dumping duties were imposed in mid-June 2007 for a period of five years.
The anti-dumping measure was not prolonged as the European Saddle Manufacturers Association (ESMA) did not apply for a renewal of the duties and the European Commission did not initiate a review investigation.
No fierce price competition
As Bike Europe reported earlier European saddle manufacturers do not expect a fierce price battle for their products now the dumping duties are lifted. One of them said that, compared to five ears ago, there are now regulations to which saddles imported into Europe have to comply such as REACH.
Also the Chinese made saddles have to meet these stringent regulations and due to that this Europe based saddle maker did not expect the EU markets to be flooded with cheap products from China.