According to LEVA-EU, the Commission's decision to register imports of e-bikes from China has caused injury to the companies in the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles and to many more SMEs throughout Europe.
The uncertainty about potential retroactive collection of duties and the level of potential duties is a pressing issue for those in the trade. On behalf of the Collective, LEVA-EU has launched a survey to measure the injury.
“Should the European Commission pursue the 189 per cent duties, as mentioned in the Registration Regulation, this will force many companies to close or to go bankrupt,” a statement released by the collective said. “The Registration Regulation is currently resulting in shortage of electric bike supplies, price increases and considerable losses.”
The survey is intended for importers, dealers or any other stakeholders in the electric bicycle business. Anybody affected by the anti-dumping proceeding in general, and the Registration Regulation in particular, is invited to help the Collective to show the European Commission the level of injury this is causing by completing the short survey.
The group is also organising an information meeting on the dumping case at Eurobike, which will be open to all interested parties.
LEVA-EU Manager, Annick Roetynck, will present an overview of what has happened so far and what is still to happen: the procedure, registration, retroactive collection, provisional duties and the decision on final duties. After the presentation, together with a few members of the Collective, she will answer all questions the participants may have.