EU Confirms: Registration E-Bike Imports & Provisional Dumping Duties Coming
BRUSSELS, Belgium – It’s now clear; there’s confirmation that the European Commission has decided for the registration of e-bike imports from China and for the imposition of a provisional anti-dumping duty on such imports.
This confirmation can be concluded on the basis of the April 24 publication of “Implementation Regulation C(2018)2543/1” by DG Trade. This is the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission that is in charge of implementing the common trade policy of the European Union.
Comments by EBMA and Importers Collective
Bike Europe asked the European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association (EBMA) and the E-Bike Importers Collective on how to interpret the publication of the C(2018)2543/1 implementation regulation. EBMA’s Secretary General Moreno Fioravanti answers that it refers to “The European Commission’s transparency register. In the transparency register the Commission informs about internal working documents, meeting agenda’s and legislations in preparation.”
The Importers Collective answered that with the publication of the C(2018)2543/1 implementation regulation it expects that e-bike imports from China will need to be registered. Annick Roetynck of the Importers Collective says “We expect that now. This is a draft regulation. Registration only becomes effective with the publication of the definitive Regulation in the European Union Official Journal. This will probably happen this or next week. We can only comment on this further once we know what is in the Regulation. In it, the Commission will explain why they decided to register.”
Indication on final anti-dumping duties
The Registration of e-bike imports from China has been requested by EBMA. Once publication in the EU Official Journal of this Regulation has taken place it will allow for retroactive collection of provisional anti-dumping duties on e-bike imported from China. The imposition of provisional anti-dumping duties by the European Commission will present a clear indication on how the definitive anti-dumping duties on e-bike imported from China will look like. These definitive anti-dumping duties must be announced by 20 January 2019 or earlier.
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