25% extra on Chinese e-bikes for US?

According to the US trade paper Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Chinese-made e-bikes, would be subject to a 25 percent tariff under a proposal released Friday. The tariff, which could take effect in a matter of months, would increase the retail price of the bikes by hundreds of dollars, perhaps enough to make them uncompetitive with … Continue reading 25% extra on Chinese e-bikes for US?

LEVA & LEVA-EU newsletter: are you subscribed?

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect on May 25, 2018. As a result, everybody on the distribution list for the weekly LEVA and LEVA-EU newsletter received a message with the request to explicitly confirm that they wanted to continue to receive the newsletter. Unfortunately, if you didn't respond to this … Continue reading LEVA & LEVA-EU newsletter: are you subscribed?

Collective Members’ right to defence ignored

On Wednesday 13th June, the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles had a second hearing with the European Commission. At this hearing, they showed a European Parliament video that goes against their right to defence. This hearing was aimed at discussing the lack of response from the Commission on the Collective's submissions so far. Furthermore, … Continue reading Collective Members’ right to defence ignored

LEVA-EU Information Meeting on Dumping Case at Eurobike

  LEVA-EU is fighting, together with a group of European importers, against the anti-dumping proceeding concerning electric bicycles from China. The whole European LEV-business will suffer if anti-dumping duties are to be applied. A large number of companies will be forced out of business, the offer will shrink, prices will increase and consumers will be … Continue reading LEVA-EU Information Meeting on Dumping Case at Eurobike

Urgent appeal to importers confronted with registration deposit and/or 48.5% on components!

LEVA-EU is receiving information about importers throughout Europe being confronted with a 189% deposit to be paid for their electric bicycles from China to be released. We are also receive growing evidence of customs and forwarders stating that bicycle components for electric bicycles (i.e. frames, forks, derailleur, handlebars, etc.) are subject to 48.5% anti-circumvention duties.  This … Continue reading Urgent appeal to importers confronted with registration deposit and/or 48.5% on components!

Collective’s response to registration: Registration Regulation causes irreparable damage to EU importers

The Collective of European Importers of Electric Bikes expressed a burning protest against the Commission's decision to register imports. The group denounces the fact that the Registration Regulation causes severe injury to the European importers and seriously jeopardizes the future of the affected companies. While there is still no conclusive evidence for the accusation that … Continue reading Collective’s response to registration: Registration Regulation causes irreparable damage to EU importers

Commission confirms registration of e-bike imports from China

Today, 3th May, the Commission has confirmed that as of 4th May, EU customs’ authorities will start to register the import of cycles, with pedal assistance, with an auxiliary electric motor, currently falling within CN codes 8711 60 10 and ex 8711 60 90 (TARIC code 8711 60 90 10) and originating in the People's … Continue reading Commission confirms registration of e-bike imports from China