BREAKING NEWS: EU Publishes Final Disclosure Document on Outcome of China E-Bikes Dumping Case (Update)
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Yesterday, the European Commission has published its long-awaited “General Final Disclosure Document” on “Case AD643 – Anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of electric bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China.” In this Document, that the European Commission will send to stakeholders and parties which have co-operated in the proceedings, the outcome of EU’s extensive investigation on e-bike dumping by China is published together with the proposed anti-dumping duties.
In its General Final Disclosure Document the European Commission makes clear that it has opted for the imposition of per company targeted anti-dumping plus countervailing duties. They vary from 18.8 percent to 79.3 percent.
Six individual companies
In its Disclosure Document the European Commission addresses 6 individual companies for which varying dumping duties are to be imposed. These 6 companies and their imposed countervailing plus anti-dumping duties are:
- Bodo Vehicle Group Co., Ltd.: 60.1 percent anti dumping plus 13.3 percent countervailing duties
- Giant Electric Vehicle (Kunshan) Co., Ltd; 21.0 percent anti dumping plus 3.8 percent countervailing duties
- Jinhua Vision Industry Co., Ltd and Yongkang Hulong Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.: 10.9 percent anti dumping plus 7.9 percent countervailing duties
- Suzhou Rununion Motivity Co., Ltd.: 63.2 percent anti dumping plus 16.1 percent countervailing duties
- Yadea Technology Group Co., Ltd.: 38.9 percent anti dumping plus 9.7 percent countervailing duties
Various dumping duty rates
Furthermore, the European Commission proposes various dumping duty rates for companies that are grouped in four categories. These categories and the proposed dumping duties are listed here:
- Other co-operating companies in the anti-dumping investigation which also co-operate but were not sampled in the parallel anti-subsidy investigation (Annex I): 24.7 percent anti dumping plus 8.8 percent countervailing duties.
- Other co-operating companies in the anti-dumping investigation, but not cooperating in the parallel anti-subsidy investigation (Annex II): 17.4 percent anti dumping plus 16.1 percent countervailing duties.
- Non-cooperating companies in the anti-dumping investigation, but cooperating in the parallel anti-subsidy investigation (Annex III): 70.5 percent anti dumping plus 8.8 percent countervailing duties.
- All other companies: 63.2 percent anti dumping plus 16.1 percent countervailing duties.
Stakeholders and co-operating parties
The General Final Disclosure Document is now sent by the European Commission to stakeholders and parties which have co-operated in the proceedings. These stakeholders and parties that co-operated have up to 29 November, 2018 to return their comments on the final disclosure. The deadline for imposing definitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy is 18 January, 2019.
Update: it was brought to our attention that the definitive measures not only include the anti-dumping duties but also the countervailing duties. These have been included in the report now.
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