LEVA-EU presentation at Eurobike: Anti-dumping duties on e-bikes injure importers

During a presentation at EuroBike, e-bike importers discussed the ongoing anti-dumping investigation opened by the European Commission in October 2017 which may result in the imposition of duties on imports from China. Importers expressed concerns that this investigation may deal a fatal blow to their businesses and the thousands jobs they represent. Indeed, duties as … Continue reading LEVA-EU presentation at Eurobike: Anti-dumping duties on e-bikes injure importers

Online Survey on Prospects for Small Electric Vehicles in the Transition of Urban Mobility Concepts

Against the background of her master thesis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Hochschule RheinMain in Germany, Amelie Ewert is conducting an online survey on prospects for Small Electric Vehicles. For her thesis, she is exploring the opportunities and obstacles for the market in an international perspective regarding Europe, USA and Asia. Her … Continue reading Online Survey on Prospects for Small Electric Vehicles in the Transition of Urban Mobility Concepts

LEVA-EU Dumping Information Meeting at Eurobike and Dumping Injury Survey

The Commission's decision to register imports of e-bikes from China has caused great injury to the companies in the Collective of European Importers of Electric Bicycles and to many more SMEs throughout Europe. The uncertainty about potential retroactive collection of duties and the level of potential duties is causing enormous chaos. To provide clarification on … Continue reading LEVA-EU Dumping Information Meeting at Eurobike and Dumping Injury Survey

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!