E-Bike Dumping Case: What’s Next?
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The on 15 November by the European Commission published General Final Disclosure Document on both the anti-dumping and the anti-subsidy case on e-bikes imported from China, heralded a significant milestone. Bike Europe has published extensively about it. But what’s next in the run up to 20 January 2019, the ultimate date for the European Commission to announce its decision and the possible imposition of extra duties to be levied on electric bicycles imported from China?
After the publication of the General Final Disclosure Document the next procedural step was deadlined 29 November. Stakeholders and individual companies that have co-operated in the proceedings had up to that date to return their comments on the final disclosure. Mid-December the following procedural deadline expires.
Directorate General Trade members to vote
On Friday 14 December or the following Monday, 17 December the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission will meet and discuss the Final Disclosure Document as well as the comments presented by stakeholders and individual companies. Each DG Trade member is an international trade expert. They represent the trade ministries of each EU member state and they will finally vote on the proposal. The outcome of this vote, in which each member state of the European Union has one vote, will be published ultimately on 20 January 2019.
Stakeholders and individual companies that oppose the final decision made by the European Commission and object to the imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rates should apply to the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxemburg.