Latest News on Anti-Dumping Procedure for China & Vietnam
The latest news on the anti-dumping procedure for bikes and parts imported from China (and bikes from Vietnam) is about the Notice of Initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles from China. That Notice of Initiation of an expiry review will be published on
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The latest news on the anti-dumping procedure for bikes and parts imported from China (and bikes from Vietnam) is about the ‘Notice of Initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles from China’.
That ‘Notice of Initiation of an expiry review’ will be published on July 15, 2010 or a couple of days before this date on which the current ant-dumping measures on bicycles and parts imported from China and bicycles imported from Vietnam expire.
Contrary to earlier reports, the deadline for the publication in the Official Journal of the European Union of this Notice of Initiation was not April 15, 2010; three months before the expiry date of the measures. That deadline was for the lodging of the request for an expiry review.
Gerhard Schobersberger of EU’s Directory General (DG) for Trade confirmed to Bike Europe that the Notice of Initiation is to be published around the expiry date of the current anti-dumping measures on bicycles & parts. He said also that the timing of such a publication is according to the EU procedure for dumping cases.
He confirmed that the deadline for submitting the request for an expiry review was April 15 and added: “But that deadline is not applicable to the Notice of Initiation. The procedure stipulates that this Notice is to be published around the expiry date of July 15. But, I have to make some reservations here. Publication of the Notice of Initiation depends on whether we have received a request for an expiry review by the Union producers. The procedure stipulates that I am not at liberty to disclose this.”
According to several members of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) that request has been submitted to DG Trade.
Gerhard Schobersberger further notes: “Publication of the Notice of Initiation also depends on the fact whether DG Trade accepts the arguments put forward by the Union producers to start an expiry review. In case the Union producers did not submit the review request; or if DG Trade rejects the request, then around July 15 the publication on the withdrawal of the dumping measures will take place.”
If DG Trade accepts EBMA’s request then the expiry review is started. Normally such reviews are 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 duties will remain in force up to January 1, 2012.
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