EBMA Denies Request for Dumping Investigation on China Made E-Bikes
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Last week on November 22 the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products held an ‘Alert Meeting on the EU anti-dumping investigation for e-bikes.’ The European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association (EBMA) denies to have submitted an application to the European Commission requesting to start an investigation on the dumping of e-bikes and speed e-bikes made in China and exported to the EU member states.
The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products notification for the Alert Meeting said, “We recently learned that an application has been submitted to the European Commission by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association, requesting to start an investigation on the anti-dumping of e-bikes and speed e-bikes made in China, the HS codes of the investigated products are 87119010 and 87119090. According to the provisions of EU anti-dumping legislation, the Commission will decide within 45 days from receiving the application whether it be put on record officially.”
The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products notification continues with, “According to the ‘Provisions on Responding to Anti-Dumping Actions of Export Products’ by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the Chamber is in charge of the organization and coordination of the responding cases. To assist the enterprises to respond to this case, an alert meeting will be held on Nov 22, 2016 in Beijing, to early notice information, learn business opinions, analyze the case and discuss coping strategies. The Trade Relief Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce will appoint an authority for guidance.”
EBMA’s official reaction
Bike Europe asked EBMA for a reaction on the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products notification. The European Bicycle Manufacturers Association response says, “There is not any current EBMA request, nor – in EBMA’s knowledge – any new investigation at the European Union Commission at present. The rapidly growing imports from China to the EU are being monitored through Eurostat.”
EBMA also points to the fact the in the past rumours on an anti-dumping duty on the import into the EU of e-bikes were going round in China. EBMA specifically point to a report that this trade journal posted earlier on its website.