The EPPO has seized assets in investigation into €9.8 million customs fraud involving e-bikes. – Photo EPPO

EPPO investigating more e-bike customs violations as assets seized in...

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - A freezing order has been executed against an Italian company suspected of a major customs fraud involving the importation...

What are the key-issues and assumptions of legislative topics currently on the agenda at the European Commission and relevant for the industry? – Photo Shutterstock

The legislative framework governing the European bicycle industry...

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European bicycle industry organisations have taken a leading role in the business days program in hall 8 at Eurobike 2024. In...

Sales of e-bikes in the UK reached an estimated £325 million (€385 million) in 2023 and are expected to grow further in the coming years. – Photo Bike Europe

UK considering revoking anti-dumping duties on Chinese e-bikes

LONDON, UK - Existing tariffs on e-bikes imported into the UK from China range from 18.8% to 79.3%. These measures were transitioned when the UK left...

What 'Right to Repair' means for e-bike sellers and manufacturers

What 'Right to Repair' means for e-bike sellers and manufacturers

On April 23, the 'Right to Repair' directive was adopted by the European Parliament. The proposed law should encourage repair and reuse of defective...

The new regulation applies to any operator or trader who places commodities including palm oil, coffee and rubber on the EU market. – Photo Schwalbe

New EU rules on tyre imports to prevent deforestation

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Starting in 2025, products and raw materials contributing to deforestation will need to comply with new regulations. Importers...

“Increasing tariffs on domestic importers and manufacturers without providing incentives to shift production from China  is unfair,'"  US trade organisation PeopleForBikes says. - Photo Shutterstock

US e-bike market threatened by 25% tariff on lithium-ion batteries

WASHINGTON, USA - The latest publication by the US Trade Representative (USTR) regarding tariff action has not brought any clarification whether the...

SGS’s braking performance test with machine method is a customised braking performance test facility designed for cargo bikes, to adopt the wider and longer dimension than a typical two-wheeled bicycle. – Photo SGS

Shifting gears: Europe's new standard for e-cargo bikes

GENEVA, Switzerland - E-cargobikes are becoming an increasingly common sight on our city streets. They offer a sensible and sustainable alternative...

According to the European Public Prosecutor, the two companies imported e-bikes into Belgium in separate parts, allegedly to avoid the payment of anti-dumping duties due on the importation of fully assembled e-bikes. – Photo EPPO

Three convicted for evading €3.1 million in duties on imported...

LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg - One individual and two companies have been found guilty of evading customs duties on the importation of e-bikes from China....

With 27 European Transport Ministers joining the informal council meeting, the high-level gathering can be seen as a big step forward for growing cycling and developing a world-class European cycling industry. – Photo CIE

Signing of European Declaration on Cycling marks historic milestone

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The interinstitutional European Declaration on Cycling was signed on Wednesday 3 April at the Informal Council meeting of...

The development of a new standard in the US became urgent after the publication of the e-bike related incidents. – Photo Shutterstock

US authorities soliciting industry comments on e-bike safety

WASHINGTON, USA - To counter the rapidly increasing number of accidents with e-bikes, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has initiated...