European Commission weighing options to curb import of cheap Chinese e-bikes

The European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA) has alleged that Chinese e-bike exports are, at times, below the cost of production.

On Thursday, the EU official journey stated the European Commission has subjected the import of electric bicycles (e-bikes) from China subject to registration.

This is part of a series of investigations launched by the European Commission into measures against China’s exports dumping strategy, which ranges from solar panels to steel.

These measures were initiated and prompted by complaints from the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association (EBMA), which said Chinese companies are flooding the EU market with pedal-assist e-bikes at prices, sometimes, going below the cost of production, thanks to state funded subsidies.

The European Commission has until July 20 to decide whether it will levy provisional anti-dumping duties on Chinese e-bikes.

If levies are imposed, they would also apply to the period during which imports are registered.

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