BRUSSELS, Belgium – After receiving more information from the European Bicycle Manufacturers’ Association (EBMA) and after having done more research at the appropriate EU websites it becomes clear that the current anti-dumping measures on bicycles imported into the European Union from the People’s Republic of China as well as from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia will run up to June 2019.
All anti-dumping measures on China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia are in force up to June 2019. – Photo European Union
It is also becoming clear that individual companies are currently applying for an exemption on the existing measures as the ant-dumping period is still to last for close to five years.
Bikes Europe published earlier that the current anti-dumping measures on bicycles imported from the People’s Republic of China as well as from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia into the EU (with an exemption to 7 individual companies) are to expire in June 2018. Technically this is correct. But when the European industry by EBMA applies for an expiry review the measures and dumping duty stay in force during the time that an expiry review takes place. The EU Trade Reviews pdf on this page says on that: “Normally, expiry reviews are completed within 12 months but may take up to 15 months.”
15 months term
Bike Europe got the assurance from industry peers closely related to EBMA that the European industry association will undoubtedly apply for an expiry review in March 2018; the regulative three months term that must be taken into account before the existing measure are to expire in June 2018. Taking into account the maximum 15 months term, it means that in June 2019 the outcome of the expiry review is to be published. And with that the measures are to be extended or dropped.
For more on the current anti-dumping measures for China as well as for Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia, see the pdf’s on this page.
Three companies from China are exempted from the measures for China: Zhejiang Baoguilai Vehicle Co. Ltd. (19.2% anti-dumping duty); Oyama Bicycles (Taicang) Co. Ltd and Ideal (Dongguan) Bike Co. Ltd ((0% anti-dumping duty).
From Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia another 7 companies are granted an exemption on the dumping duty.
These companies are:
- P.T. Insera Sena
- PT Wijaya Indonesia Makmur Bicycle Industries (Wim Cycle),
- P.T. Terang Dunia Internusa, (United Bike)
From Sri Lanka:
- Asiabike Industrial Limited
- BSH Ventures (Private) Limited
- Samson Bikes (Pvt) Limited
- Euro Cycles SA