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LEVA-EU calls for amendment to legislation ‘discriminating’ against e-bike manufacturers

Trade association LEVA-EU has called for an amendment to legislation that is said is ‘discriminating’ against e-bike manufacturers over China components. The organisation said that e-bike assemblers must pay 48.5% anti-dumping duty on essential bike components from China, even though the components are not subject to that duty as stipulated …

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The cycling revolution: here to stay?

European leaders recently met virtually with European Commission executive vice-president Frans Timmermans to discuss how cycling can enable a green recovery in Europe. Rebecca Morley reports

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BA summarises guidance on post-Brexit regulations

The Bicycle Association (BA) has published summary guidance for the wider industry in the UK and beyond of post-Brexit regulations and trade matters. The summary covers: – Product safety and standards – The UKCA mark – UK-EU deal: rules of origin for zero tariffs The guidance can be read here …

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DIT to extend EU anti-dumping duty on bikes from China

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is to keep EU anti-dumping rules on bikes from China and several other countries. The Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss has determined the anti-dumping duty on bicycles and certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China, including bicycles consigned …

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Cycling associations react to EU Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

The European Commission has released its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. The strategy is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to achieve a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport, in order for the EU to become a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Cycling international associations ECF, CIE …

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Bike sales forecasted to grow up to 30 million per year by 2030

Europeans are expected to buy an extra ten million bikes per year by 2030, 47% more than the annual number in 2019, a new forecast from CIE, CONEBI and ECF has shown. The 30 million per year total will take bike sales to more than twice the number of passenger …

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LEVA-EU proposes ZEV-concept for light electric vehicles

Trade association LEVA-EU has unveiled proposals to introduce a new concept for light electric vehicles to remove legal bottlenecks it has said are “blighting the industry”. The organisation said bringing in the concept of Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) would “finally set them apart” from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles …

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European Commission launches review on regulation relating to LEVs

The European Commission has initiated a review of Directive 168/2013, which regulates type approval for vehicles with two or more wheels. LEVA-EU has argued “long and hard” for a review of the regulation, saying how the market potential of light electric vehicles (LEVs) covered by the type approval is being …

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LEVA-EU calls on European e-bike companies to report “aggressive” customs actions

LEVA-EU is calling on European e-bike companies to report cases in which EU customs authorities have been “aggressive and invasive”. It said it has recently been informed on a variety of actions against companies. According to the association, the allegations include, among other things: – Buying from a European supplier …

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LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston appointed SBS-expert

LEVA-EU board member Eddie Eccleston has been appointed as a Small Business Standards (SBS)-expert by the SBS organisation. SBS is mandated by the European Commission to watch over SME-interests in European standardisation through the appointment of dedicated experts. In his position as SBS-expert, Eccleston will help drive better rules for …

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