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Arkus: No Fines, Report is Untrue

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MAARSSEN, Netherlands – Wednesday, May 31, this website 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. According to Arkus there are no fines and the report is untrue.

MAARSSEN, Netherlands – Wednesday, May 31, this website 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. According to Arkus 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 this news. 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, Presidend of the Board of Directors of Arkus & Romet Group Sp. z o.o. contacted us through our correspondent in Poland who reported on the EU fines. Bogdan Brzuszek once again assured that there’s no basis whatsoever for the report on this website. Bike Europe apologizes to Arkus and to our readers for this incorrect report.(MH)

 

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