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19 Oct 2022

Rouleur Live is Rouleur magazine brought to life, bringing together the best guests and the finest brands to offer consumers a truly unique celebration of cycling culture in London this...

18 Oct 2022

People are looking to reduce their fuel spending by taking more journeys by bike, with as many as 30 per cent excited to rediscover two-wheeled journeys, according to a study by online cycling...

17 Oct 2022

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed in a statement that the Energy Bill Relief Scheme for businesses will continue to the end of March 2023 as planned.

14 Oct 2022

The Department for Business is asking all businesses to respond to a survey on energy bills and the impact increased costs are having on your business. The IRC is similarly urging members to...

13 Oct 2022

National media has reported that most Britons say that the cost-of-living crisis is forcing them to shun local shops in favour of big brands to get the cheapest prices.

11 Oct 2022

A new study, by careers experts, StandOut CV, claims to have identified the best and worst cities in the UK for customer service by highlighting the frequency of positive and negative comments...

11 Oct 2022

The British Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q3 2022 shows a significant decline of key economic indicators, with weakening structural business conditions and...

10 Oct 2022

Britain’s retailers in September saw their sales grow by the slowest rate since shops reopened after the end of Covid-19 lockdowns, as consumers cut spending in the face of rising energy...

6 Oct 2022

To coincide with Cycle to School Week, Sustrans has been calling on local authorities and Central Government to guarantee protected cycle lanes on main road routes to schools.

5 Oct 2022

The Government has been accused of failing in its duty to contact statutory consultees within the cycling and equestrian sectors as part of a significant national trail overhaul plan.

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TRA proposes to lower import tariff rates for Chinese e-bike manufacturers

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

The Trade Remedies Authority, the UK body that investigates whether new trade remedy measures are needed to counter unfair import practices and unforeseen surges of imports, has proposed that two e-bike manufacturers from China, who are new to the UK market should be allowed to move to a lower import tariff rate.

The measures aim to address imported goods which are being dumped in the UK at prices below what they would be sold for in their home country.  They would otherwise pay the much higher rate for exporters who did not cooperate with the original trade remedy investigation.

The UK e-bike market was worth £280 million in sales in 2020 and this is expected to triple by 2024. The change in tariff rate would help meet demand in this growing market by making it possible for these new exporters to export to the UK and by providing a wider range of options to UK consumers.

The proposal is contained in a Statement of Essential Facts, which is now open for comment by interested parties. The TRA will consider any comments before making a final recommendation to the Secretary of State later this year.

The TRA assesses applications for new investigations and reviews and conducts them rigorously, fairly and consistently with statutory guidance and timescales.

The TRA opened a new exporter review into electric bicycles from China in June, following a request from two exporters. As they are new to the market, the two firms currently pay the same anti-dumping tariff rate as exporters who did not cooperate with the original EU anti-dumping measure in 2019.

The applicants for the review were Jinhua Otmar Technology Co Limited, PRC and Jinhua Seno Technology Co Limited, PRC.

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