Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Saddles and Iron or Steel Fasteners
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Since 22 June 2007, the EU levied anti-dumping duties on bicycle saddles originating from the People’s Republic of China. The rate of 29.6% applies to all saddles imported from the PRC.
Giching Bicycle parts (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. and Velo Cycle Kunshan Co. Ltd. were completely exempted of anti-dumping duties. The European Union made an exception for the products of a small group of suppliers. These are:
- Cionlli Bicycle (Taicang) Co. Ltd.
- Shunde Hongli Bicycle Parts Co. Ltd.
- Safe Strong Bicycle Parts Shenzhen Co. Ltd.
- Cionlli Bicycle Components (Tainjin) Co. Ltd.
These companies enjoy a reduced duty of 5.8%.
EU saddle production
The duties were the result of a dumping complaint that was lodged on in 2006 by the European Saddle Manufacturers Association (ESMA). The complaint was supported by Selle Royal and its related company Brooks England, Selle Italia with its related company Bassano Selle; Selle SMP; ABI spj; Iberoselle; Selle Montegrappa and Selle San Marco. Together, these companies represent 99% of the saddle production in the EU.
Since ESMA did not introduce a request for an expiry review, the duties expired on 22 June 2012.
Iron or steel fasteners
On 26 January 2009, the European Union imposed an anti-dumping duty on certain iron or steel fasteners originating in the People’s Republic of China following a complaint lodged by the European Industrial Fasteners Institute. The rate is 85% although a number of companies were allowed an individual rate ranging from 0 to 79.5%. Cooperating companies not in the sample are subject to 77.5%. Normally, the duty will apply until 26 January 2014.