The imposition of duties on electric bicycles from China has left many companies, both in Europe and in China, with a myriad of questions and problems as to how to continue their business. That is why LEVA-EU has published a comprehensive briefing on the case in an attempt to answer all these questions.
The LEVA-EU briefing has detailed information on all legal solutions to contine assembly/import of electric bicycles. The briefing also has full details on the import of Chinese components for the assembly in Europe. It appears that many national customs services are not correctly informed. They often impose 48.5% anti-circumvention duties on bicycle components destined for the assembly of electric bicycles. This is unjust and therefore the briefing contains a full explanation on how to address this issue with national customs services.
But the briefing has a lot more information on aspects such as the scope, detailed rates, application dates, etc. As more questions arise, LEVA-EU will continue to update this briefing. LEVA-EU is also collecting information from its members on those customs services that do apply the correct procedures for the import of components, with a view of presenting those services which continue to apply the anti-circumvention duties with best practice.
For further details on the briefing please contact LEVA-EU Manager, Annick Roetynck, email [email protected], tel. +32 9 233 60 05