EU Adopts New Anti-Dumping Rules; Implications for E-Bike Case:
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Includes:BRUSSELS, Belgium – Yesterday, the European Council approved new anti-dumping rules to help protect the EU against unfair trade practices. They will enter into force by 20 December and have implications for the current EU anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of electric bicycles originating in China.
... and:In the current anti-dumping case on e-bikes imported from China, the European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association (EBMA) is using Switzerland as “a country with a similar level of economic development.” When comparing the prices for Swiss e-bikes “with Chinese export prices to the EU for the representative product types and for hub and centre engines. The calculations clearly demonstrate that Chinese producers are heavily dumping e-bikes in the EU, with triple-digit dumping margins”, claims EBMA. The manufacturers’ association said that, on the basis of price information by Chinese e-bike exporters, calculations show a lowest dumping margin of 193% and the highest one at 430%.
The text on the new rules for anti-dumping was adopted on 15 November by the European Parliament and on 4 December by the Council and will be signed in Strasbourg on 13 December. The publication in the Official Journal of the regulation is expected on 19 December. It will enter into force one day later.