EU dumping case on e-bikes from China: rumours

Have you heard on the grapevine that as of 20th April duties will have to be paid retroactively should definitive duties be imposed? These are the facts. On 31st January, EBMA has submitted to the European Commission a request for registration of imports. On 22nd February, the Collective of Importers has requested the European Commission … Continue reading EU dumping case on e-bikes from China: rumours

Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles asks Commission to reject EBMA request for registration

Today, the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles has asked the European Commission to decline EBMA’s request for registration of imports. In a 13-page document, the Collective argues in great detail that there is no justification and necessity for such registration. According to the Collective, the EBMA has failed to provide sufficient evidence to … Continue reading Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles asks Commission to reject EBMA request for registration

L1e-A Category “powered cycles” impedes innovation and technological development of electric bicycles

In an article of 15 February, Bike Europe reports “Confusion on Categorization and Type-Approval”. LEVA-EU wants to make it clear that there is no confusion whatsoever. The L1e-A category in Regulation 168/2013 has been largely overlooked (ignored?) by the electric bike sector. It is true however that the majority of member states seem to be … Continue reading L1e-A Category “powered cycles” impedes innovation and technological development of electric bicycles

European Commission hears Collective of European Importers

The European Commission has granted the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles a hearing, which took place half January. This hearing allowed the Collective to detail their response to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy complaints and proceedings and to further develop their argumentation against possible measures. The Collective was represented by 5 importers from Belgium, … Continue reading European Commission hears Collective of European Importers

Bad EEA report for transport

The European Environment Agency Briefing “Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM)” gives the annual progress assessment based on a series of indicators which track the progress of the transport sector in meeting related policy targets and objectives. Issues covered in the briefing include emissions, air pollution, noise and renewable energy and the impact of transport … Continue reading Bad EEA report for transport

The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles regrets new EU anti-dumping legislation comes late

The Collective welcomes the approval by the European Council of the new anti-dumping legislation but sincerely regrets that these new rules, aimed at amending the EU breach of WTO rules, have come too late. It has not prevented EBMA from filing a complaint against imports of electric bikes from China based on the “old” unlawful … Continue reading The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles regrets new EU anti-dumping legislation comes late

Collective of European Importers calls on European Commission to terminate case against Chinese e-bikes

Gent, Belgium - 21 importers from 7 EU member states have joined forces for their defence in the anti-dumping proceeding on electric bikes from China. On 26 November, the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles has sent preliminary comments to the European Commission to counterargue the EBMA-complaint and to request to be considered an … Continue reading Collective of European Importers calls on European Commission to terminate case against Chinese e-bikes

Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016 despite transport growth

Source: EEA Greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union decreased modestly in 2016, according to estimates published in the latest climate ‘trends and projections’ assessments released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The estimates confirm that the EU remains on track to meet its emission reduction target set for 2020, but more work is … Continue reading Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016 despite transport growth

LEVA-EU L6-L7 meeting preceding LEVS in Rotterdam: don’t forget to register

  On Tuesday 21 November,  the day preceding the Light Electric Vehicle Summit, which takes place in Rotterdam on 22 and 23 November, LEVA-EU is organizing a meeting specifically for L6-L7 companies. The meeting will take place in the LEVS-venue Engels in Rotterdam from 1 o'clock till 3.15 p.m. This meeting will be followed by … Continue reading LEVA-EU L6-L7 meeting preceding LEVS in Rotterdam: don’t forget to register