‘E-Bike Importers Already Facing Sky-High Duties’
GAND, Belgium – The EU branch of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA-EU) is calling on e-bike importers that are being forced to pay customs deposits, to make themselves known. This call is made because LEVA-EU says to be receiving “Information about importers throughout Europe being confronted with a 189% deposit to be paid for their electric bicycles from China to be released.”
LEVA-EU also claims to receive “Growing evidence of customs and forwarders stating that bicycle components for electric bicycles (i.e. frames, forks, derailleur, handlebars, etc.) are subject to 48.5% anti-circumvention duties.”
Requests for deposits
Furthermore LEVA-EU appeals to those importers:
– who have written evidence of requests for deposits;
– who have statements that bicycle components for electric bicycles are subject to 48.5% anti-circumvention duty;
– who have effectively paid 48.5% anti-circumvention duties on bike parts used for electric bikes.
LEVA-EU wants to get in touch with those importers as soon as possible.
The LEVA-EU appeal has obviously to do with the fact that the imposition of duties by customs officials and forwarders has no legal basis because no (provisional) anti-dumping and/or anti-circumvention regulations on the import of e-bikes is in force. Apart from the fact that importers are forced to register their imports, as ordered by the European Commission nothing else is legally finalized on the import of electric bicycles from China. More at https://leva-eu.com/