Provisional dumping duties of up to 83.6 per cent imposed on Chinese e-bikes

Provisional dumping duties of up to 83.6 per cent have today been imposed on Chinese e-bikes by the European Commission. 

The news has been carried on the EC's website. The measures apply in the UK and will be imposed from tomorrow onwards, the Bicycle Association has told members.

"From then, a deposit to the value of the provisional anti-dumping duty must be paid before affected goods can clear Customs (in addition to any duties already payable). This can be either by cash deposit, bankers guarantee or the trader's deferment account," said the BA statement.

"Although these provisional measures spell the end of 'registration' in the anti-dumping case, with the uncertainty of racking up unknown potential [anti-dumping] liabilities, 'registration' continues for the anti-subsidy aspects of the case," warns the BA. 

"A decision on provisional anti-subsidy measures is due by the 21st September, but it is only when definitive measures are announced by the 20th January 2019 (for both anti-dumping and anti-subsidy) that will we know whether these provisional duties will be confirmed and whether they will be made retrospective."

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