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LEVA-EU marks campaign victory as EC confirms LEV legislation is ‘unsuitable’

LEVA-EU is celebrating a campaigning victory after the European Commission confirmed legislation governing light electric vehicles was ‘unsuitable’. The Commission has acknowledged that the Machinery Directive, in place to ensure a common safety level for machinery placed on the European market, is not suitable for vehicles. LEVA-EU, which has campaigned …

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Figures show fall in bike exports from UK to EU

The Bicycle Association (BA) has provided early analysis to its member companies of the UK trade figures for January 2021, which were released by HMRC today. Bicycle exports from the UK to the EU fell by 60% in value and 32% in volume in January 2021 compared to January 2020, …

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Gocycle setting up European subsidiary to support EU growth

Gocycle is to set up a new European subsidiary to better serve its growing EU customer base. The Netherlands-based European subsidiary will include localised EU wide fulfilment from a central distribution centre in Germany. The warehouse will stock and distribute Gocycle products and accessories, fulfilling the brand’s orders across the …

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LEVA-EU presents new ZEV concept to European Commission

Trade association LEVA-EU has laid out in full and presented to the European Commission its proposals for a new legal classification of light electric vehicles. The organisation has also called for better representation for Zero Tailpipe Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), the new concept of vehicles it has proposed, in a bid …

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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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