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Mid July this trade journal reported that the European Commission announced the Notice of Initiation of an Expiry Review. This was the first step in the procedure to review the current anti-dumping measures against bicycles imported from the Peoples Republic of China. What happened since then? At last weeks Eurobike

Update on Anti-Dumping Proceedings

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Mid July this trade journal reported that the European Commission announced the ‘Notice of Initiation of an Expiry Review’. This was the first step in the procedure to review the current anti-dumping measures against bicycles imported from the Peoples Republic of China. What happened since then?

At last week’s Eurobike this trade journal spoke with Brian Montgomery, Chairman of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) which lodged the request for the expiry review. He told that since the notice for the expiry review was announced a number of bike manufacturers in Europe have received detailed questionnaires.

From the bike makers that filed the filled in questionnaires a selected number will be visited by members of the European Commission. Áfterwards, these members will produce from these visits and the questionnaires a final report that will be sent to the EU anti-dumping committee. This committee is to do the first stage of decision making. From there it will go the European Commission.
       
Normally an expiry review is completed within 12 months, but they may take up to 15 months. If it takes the European Commission 15 months to decide for a withdrawal or continuation of the anti-dumping measures, the dumping duties of 48.5% on bikes imported from China will remain in force up to January 1, 2012.

For the complete Notice of Initiation of  Expiry Review document click here:

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2010:188:0005:0009:EN:PDF

 

 

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