Also 48.5% Dumping Duty for Some Asian Countries
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Next to China DG Trade proposes in its R563 disclosure document that 48.5% dumping duty should also be levied on bike imports into the EU from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. However, there are 7 companies that are granted an exemption on the proposed measures.
DG Trade’s investigation on circumvention revealed that for bike companies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia: “It can be concluded that the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of bicycles originating in the PRC was circumvented by transshipment via Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and assembly operations via Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia within the meaning of Article 13 of the basic Regulation. The existence of transshipment of Chinese-origin products is confirmed.”
One investigation – at a company based in Indonesia – revealed that the sales manager of the company was in fact in the same time employed by a Chinese producer of bicycles which was the main supplier of the raw material (bicycle parts) of the Indonesian company.
Based on the findings of its investigation on circumvention, DG Trade proposes to instigate the same anti-dumping duty as levied on bikes exported from China to the European Union. It means that 48.5% dumping duty is to be levied on bikes exported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia with the exception of the following 7 companies:
- P.T. Insera Sena
- PT Wijaya Indonesia Makmur Bicycle Industries (Wim Cycle),
- P.T. Terang Dunia Internusa, (United Bike)
From Sri Lanka:
- Asiabike Industrial Limited
- BSH Ventures (Private) Limited
- Samson Bikes (Pvt) Limited
- Euro Cycles SA
The European Commission is legally forced to publish its decision on its investigations not later than June 9, 2013. A spokesperson at DG Trade told Bike Europe last week that on the 25th of May a publication in the EU Official Journal will take place.