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EBMA Accuses China of Renewed Dumping Circumvention Schemes

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PARIS, France (November 5) – Brian Montgomery, chairman of the EBMA cautions against renewed A+B container schemes from China. Although there are anti-dumping duties levied on bicycles from China since 1993 and on parts since 1995 it seems that some companies are again trying to ‘circumnavigate’ these duties. In a November 4 press release the […]

PARIS, France (November 5) – Brian Montgomery, chairman of the EBMA cautions against renewed A+B container schemes from China. Although there are anti-dumping duties levied on bicycles from China since 1993 and on parts since 1995 it seems that some companies are again trying to ‘circumnavigate’ these duties.
In a November 4 press release the EBMA Chairman stated that China has a huge balance of payments surplus with the EU and an even bigger one with the USA. “They had a near doubling of bicycle exports to 55 million last year. They now have a Chinese bicycle manufacturers association (which appears to be government subsidised) and recent press reports have claimed that they are looking covetously at the 15 million units EU bicycle market. They are already making surreptitious bicycle exports which shriek of deep dumping prices – plus they are re-commencing the illegal A + B container business. Unfair tactics seem to be part of the game plan. They have had anti-dumping duties applied on bicycles since 1993 and on parts since 1995.”
The EBMA issued the press release because of its claim against the Shanghai Bicycle Corporation. This long outstanding claim has to do with a Court appeal that this company lodged against the European Council and the EBMA. According to the EBMA, the Shanghai Bicycle Corporation lost this appeal and was convicted to pay the expenses which they never did. The EBMA says: “We feel obliged to bring this matter to the attention of a wider audience.” (MH)

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