European Commission Maintains Anti-Dumping Duties on China Made Regular Bicycles
BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union is maintaining the anti-dumping duties on regular made in China bicycles that are exported to the EU member states for another five years. Earlier today the European Commission has published “Regulation (EU) 2019/1379 of 28 August 2019 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China as extended to imports of bicycles consigned from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines, whether declared as originating in these countries or not, following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) No 2016/1036.”
On 4 June 2018 the European Commission launched an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles from China. For this review DG Trade held hearings, mailed questionnaires to producers and visited companies. This investigation is now finalized, and the findings are in the disclosure document. The commission now concludes that “there is a ‘strong likelihood’ that Chinese producers would return to selling at artificially low prices and in high volumes if the anti-dumping measures were lifted.”
Chinese import prices
According to the European Commission, “during the review period, the Chinese import prices were substantially below the Union industry’s sales prices despite the anti-dumping measures in force during the period considered. The average selling price of the Union industry in the EU market during the review investigation period was almost double compared with the average import price from China. On this basis, it was concluded that Chinese exports of bicycles to the EU would be made at dumped and injurious prices, undercutting the Union industry sales price, should measures be allowed to lapse.”
48.5 percent dumping duty
The anti-dumping duty as announced in Regulation (EU) 2019/1379 of 28 August 2019 is, like in the previous period of five years, maintained at 48.5 percent. There are exemptions however. For the exact name of the exempted companies, see the complete European Commission document on this page.