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MAARSSEN, Netherlands Wednesday, May 31, the Bike Europe eMail Newsletter and website (www.bike-eu.com) reported on an alleged surprise check by EU inspectors at the Polish Arkus bike factory. The charges would have been that anti-dumping exempt parts, destined for bike production, were sold off to compensate for slow sales. This would have been a violation of the EU procedures, and was said to have resulted in a massive 1 million fine. We were wrong. There are no fines and the report is untrue.

MAARSSEN, Netherlands – Wednesday, May 31, the Bike Europe eMail Newsletter and website (www.bike-eu.com) reported on an alleged surprise check by EU inspectors at the Polish Arkus bike factory. The charges would have been that anti-dumping exempt parts, destined for bike production, were sold off to compensate for slow sales. This would have been a violation of the EU procedures, and was said to have resulted in a massive € 1 million fine. We were wrong. There are no fines and the report is untrue.
 
June 1, Bike Europe was contacted by Matt Biela, export manager at Arkus who had been inundated by phone calls about the incorrect report published in the Bike Europe eMail Newsletter and website. He has assured us that the story is untrue – that there have been no EU inspectors at Arkus, nor have they received any fines whatsoever, and they have not, nor intent to act against the EU rules.
 
The same afternoon also Bogdan Brzuszek, President of the Board of Directors of Arkus & Romet Group Sp. z o.o. contacted Bike Europe after being in contact with Marek Utkin, our correspondent in Poland, who wrongly reported on the EU fines. Bogdan Brzuszek once again assured that there’s no basis whatsoever for the report on this website. The Arkus & Roment President also said: ”Currently there’s no stock of bicycles in Arkus and we are increasing our export to western Europe. In fact our export figures for western Europe have doubled. Next to that we have expanded our product range with scooters, ATVs and motorcycles.”
 
Bike Europe and Marek Utkin apologize to Arkus & Romet Group; to all their clients/customers and to all Bike Europe readers for this incorrect report.

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