EU move puts brakes on China’s electric bicycle dumping
Brussels — Chinese electric bicycles will have to be registered in the EU in a move by the bloc to curb cheap imports that European manufacturers say are flooding the market. The European Commission had sufficient evidence to show that Chinese manufacturers were dumping e-bikes — which have electric motors to help with pedalling — in Europe and were receiving subsidies, the EU’s official journal read. In the latest in a series of EU studies into and measures against Chinese exports ranging from solar panels to steel, the commission has launched antidumping and antisubsidy investigations into e-bikes. The registration system for e-bikes would allow eventual duties to be backdated to early in May, the EU journal read. The European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA), whose complaints prompted the investigations, says Chinese companies are selling e-bikes in the EU at prices that are sometimes below the cost of production, aided by subsidies. The EBMA had called for registration, ...
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