In the framework of the online Taipei Cycle Show, LEVA-EU has contributed to the 2021 Smart Sport and Smart Cycling Forum. In an online presentation, LEVA-EU manager, Annick Roetynck, explained the effects of the EU dumping measures against e-bikes from China on Taiwan.
This afternoon session included 6 presentations in total. Other contributors were among others Accell CEO, Ton Anbeek, Executive Vice President of Specialized Bicycle Component, Robert Margevicius and WFSGI CEO, Robbert de Kock. The full line-up for this session is here: http://bw.businessweekly.com.tw/event/2021/BeyondExercise
In October last year, at the request of EBMA, the European Commission suddenly changed the rules of origin for countries with non-preferential status, among which Taiwan. This happened without prior notice and without any transition period.
Annick Roetynck explained the new rules and how to meet these. She also questioned the need for this change. E-bikes exported from Taiwan to Europe have indeed increased. Following the dumping inquiry in 2018 and the imposition of measures in 2019, some of the assembly was moved from China to Taiwan. However, one would expect that the move of these alleged dumped e-bikes would result in a decrease of the value. Remarkably enough, the opposite happened. In 2019, average value was 5.4% higher than in 2018
Annick Roetynck’s presentation starts in this Youtube streaming at 2:15:
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