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Document 32018D0477

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/477 of 15 March 2018 concerning exemptions from the extended anti-dumping duty on certain bicycle parts originating in the People's Republic of China pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97 (notified under document C(2018) 1506)

C/2018/1506

OJ L 79, 22.3.2018, p. 31–37 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2018/477/oj

22.3.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 79/31


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2018/477

of 15 March 2018

concerning exemptions from the extended anti-dumping duty on certain bicycle parts originating in the People's Republic of China pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97

(notified under document C(2018) 1506)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union (1), and in particular Article 13(4) thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 71/97 of 10 January 1997 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93 on bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China to imports of certain bicycle parts from the People's Republic of China, and levying the extended duty on such imports registered under Regulation (EC) No 703/96 (2), and in particular Article 3 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97 of 20 January 1997 on the authorisation of the exemption of imports of certain bicycle parts originating in the People's Republic of China from the extension by Council Regulation (EC) No 71/97 of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93 (3), and in particular Articles 4 to 7 thereof,

After informing the Member States,

Whereas:

(1)

Currently an anti-dumping duty applies on imports into the Union of essential bicycle parts originating in the People's Republic of China (‘China’) (‘the extended duty’) as a result of the extension by Regulation (EC) No 71/97 of the anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in China. The extended duty was lastly maintained by Council Regulation (EU) No 502/2013 (4).

(2)

Under Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 71/97, the Commission is empowered to adopt the necessary measures to authorise the exemption of imports of essential bicycle parts which do not circumvent the anti-dumping duty.

(3)

Those implementing measures are set forth in Regulation (EC) No 88/97 establishing the specific exemption system.

(4)

On this basis the Commission has exempted a number of bicycle assemblers from the extended duty (‘the exempted parties’).

(5)

As provided for in Article 16(2) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97, the Commission has published in the Official Journal of the European Union subsequent lists of the exempted parties (5).

(6)

The most recent Commission Implementing Decision concerning exemptions under Regulation (EC) No 88/97 was adopted on 22 February 2017 (6).

1.   REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTION

(7)

The Commission received from the parties listed in Tables 1 and 3 below requests for exemption with all the information required to determine that these were admissible in accordance with Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97.

(8)

The parties requesting exemptions were given an opportunity to comment on the Commission's conclusions as for the admissibility of their requests.

(9)

In accordance with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97, pending a decision on the merits of requests from the parties requesting exemptions, the payment of the extended duty in respect of any imports of essential bicycle parts declared for free circulation by these parties was suspended as from the day on which the Commission received their requests.

2.   AUTHORISATION OF EXEMPTION

(10)

The examination of the merits of the requests from the parties listed in Table 1 below has been concluded.

Table 1

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

C003

Interbike Spółka z o.o.

ul. Śląska 6/5,

PL-42-200 Częstochowa, Poland

C102

Uno Bike B.V.

Bovendijk 213,

NL-3045 PD Rotterdam, The Netherlands

C128

Slavomir Sladek Velosprint S

Trnavská 40,

SK-949 01 Nitra, Slovak Republic

(11)

The Commission established during this examination that the value of the parts originating in China constituted less than 60 % of the total value of the parts of all the bicycles assembled by each one of these parties. This was also the case for the majority of the assembled bicycles by each party.

(12)

Consequently, their assembly operations fall outside the scope of Article 13(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036.

(13)

For that reason, and in accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97, the parties listed in Table 1 above should be exempted from the extended duty.

(14)

In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97, the exemptions should take effect as from the date of receipt of the requests. The customs debts in respect of the extended duty from the parties requesting exemptions should therefore be considered void from the same date.

(15)

The parties requesting exemptions were informed of the Commission's conclusions on the merits of their requests and were given an opportunity to comment thereon.

(16)

Since the exemptions apply only to the parties specifically referred to in Table 1 above, the exempted parties should notify the Commission (7) without delay of any changes to these (for instance, following a change in the name, legal form or address or following the setting up of new assembly entities).

(17)

In case of change in references, the party should provide all relevant information, in particular on any modification in its activities linked to assembly operations. Where appropriate, the Commission will update the references to such party.

3.   UPDATE OF REFERENCES TO EXEMPTED PARTIES

(18)

The exempted parties listed in Table 2 below notified the Commission on changes in their references (names, legal forms and addresses). The Commission, after having examined the information submitted, concluded that those changes in no way affect the assembly operations with regard to the conditions of exemption set forth in Regulation (EC) No 88/97.

(19)

While the exemption of these parties from the extended duty authorised in accordance with Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 remain unaffected, the references to these parties should be updated.

Table 2

TARIC additional code

Former reference

Change

8009

MIFA-Bike GmbH

Kyselhäuser Strasse 23

DE-06526 Sangerhausen, Germany

The name and legal form of the company have been changed to:

Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur GmbH

A571

Sprick Rowery Sp. z o.o.

ul. Świerczewskiego 76

PL-66-200 Świebodzin, Poland

The address of the company has been changed to:

ul. Zachodnia 76

PL-66-200 Świebodzin, Poland

C053

Firma Handlowo-Usługowo-Produkcyjna ‘Trans- Rower’ Roman Tylec

Dąbie 47, PL-39-311 Zdziarzec, Poland

The name and address of the company have been changed to:

Trans-Rower Roman Tylec

Dąbie 54d, PL-39-311 Zdziarzec, Poland

4.   SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS OF THE DUTIES FOR PARTIES UNDER EXAMINATION

(20)

The examination of the merits of the request from the parties listed in Table 3 below is ongoing. Pending a decision on the merits of their requests, the payment of extended duty by these parties is suspended.

(21)

Since the suspensions apply only to the parties specifically referred to in Table 3 below, these parties should notify the Commission (7) without delay of any changes to these (for instance following a change in the name, legal form or address or following the setting up of new assembly entities).

(22)

In case of change in references, the party should provide all relevant information, in particular on any modification in its activities linked to assembly operations. Where appropriate, the Commission will update the references to such party.

Table 3

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

C049

Cycles Sport North Ltd

363 Leach Place, Walton Summit Centre,

GB-PR5 8AS Preston, United Kingdom

C170

Hermann Hartje KG

Deichstrasse 120-122,

DE-27318 Hoya, Germany

C202

Vanmoof B.V.

Mauritskade 55,

NL-1092 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

C207

Kenstone Metal Company GmbH

Heideland 1-7,

DE-24976 Handewitt-Weding, Germany

C209

Gor Kolesa, proizvodnja koles, d.o.o.

Partizanska cesta 12,

SI-3320 Velenje, Slovenia

C220

Matex International Aquitaine

6 avenue Gay Lussac,

FR-33370 Artigues-près-Bordeaux, France

C307

Merida Polska Sp. z o.o.

ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 35,

PL-41-800 Zabrze, Poland

C311

Juan Luna Cabrera

C/Alhama 64,

ES-14900 Lucena (Cordoba), Spain

5.   SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS OF THE DUTIES FOR PARTIES UNDER EXAMINATION LIFTED

(23)

The suspension of payment of the duties for parties under examination should be lifted for the party listed in Table 4 below.

Table 4

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

C169

Pelago MFG oy

Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3,

FI-00220 Helsinki, Finland

(24)

The Commission received from the party in question a request to withdraw the application for an exemption while the examination of its merits was ongoing and the payment of the extended duty was suspended.

(25)

The Commission accepted the withdrawal and consequently the suspension of the payment of the extended duty should be lifted. The extended duty should be collected as from the date of receipt of the request for exemption submitted by this party, namely the date on which the suspension took effect (23 September 2016).

(26)

The party was informed of the Commission's conclusions and was given an opportunity to comment thereon. No comments were submitted within the deadline.

6.   AUTHORISATION OF EXEMPTION REVOKED

(27)

The exempted party listed in Table 5 below notified the Commission the closing down of its activities and the renunciation of the exemption from the payment of extended duty.

(28)

Consequently, in accordance with the principle of good administration, the authorisation of exemption from the payment of the extended duty should be revoked.

Table 5

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

A549

Alliance Bikes Sp. z o.o.

ul. Tadeusza Borowskiego 2,

PL-03-475 Warszawa, Poland

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the purposes of this Decision, the definitions set out in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 shall apply.

Article 2

The parties listed in Table 1 below are hereby exempted from the extension by Regulation (EC) No 71/97 of the definitive anti-dumping duty on bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China imposed by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93 (8) to imports of certain bicycle parts from the People's Republic of China.

In accordance with Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 the exemptions shall take effect as from the dates of receipt of the parties' requests. These dates are provided for in the column headed ‘Date of effect’ in Table 1 below.

The exemptions shall apply only to the parties specifically referred to in Table 1 with their names and addresses.

The exempted parties shall notify the Commission without delay of any change to these, providing all relevant information, in particular on any modification in the party's activities linked to assembly operations with regard to the conditions of exemption.

Table 1

Exempted parties

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

Date of effect

C003

Interbike Spółka z o.o.

ul. Śląska 6/5,

PL-42-200 Częstochowa, Poland

18.12.2014

C102

Uno Bike B.V.

Bovendijk 213,

NL-3045 PD Rotterdam, The Netherlands

24.11.2015

C128

Slavomir Sladek Velosprint S

Trnavská 40,

SK-949 01 Nitra, Slovak Republic

14.4.2016

Article 3

Updated references to the exempted parties listed in Table 2 below are provided for in the column headed ‘New reference’. These updates shall take effect as from the dates provided for in the column headed ‘Date of effect’.

The corresponding TARIC additional codes previously attributed to these exempted parties as provided for in the column headed ‘TARIC additional code’ in Table 2 below remain unchanged.

Table 2

Exempted parties for which the reference shall be updated

TARIC additional code

Former reference

New reference

Date of effect

8009

MIFA-Bike GmbH

Kyselhäuser Strasse 23

DE-06526 Sangerhausen, Germany

Sachsenring Bike Manufaktur GmbH

Kyselhäuser Strasse 23

DE-06526 Sangerhausen, Germany

24.8.2017

A571

Sprick Rowery Sp. z o.o.

ul. Świerczewskiego 76

PL-66-200 Świebodzin, Poland

Sprick Rowery Sp. z o.o.

ul. Zachodnia 76

PL-66-200 Świebodzin, Poland

20.7.2017

C053

Firma Handlowo-Usługowo-Produkcyjna ‘Trans- Rower’ Roman Tylec

Dąbie 47,

PL-39-311 Zdziarzec, Poland

Trans-Rower Roman Tylec

Dąbie 54d,

PL-39-311 Zdziarzec, Poland

19.9.2017

Article 4

The parties listed in Table 3 below are under examination in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97.

The suspensions of payment of the extended anti-dumping duty in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 shall be effective as from the dates of receipt of these parties' requests. These dates are provided for in the column headed ‘Date of effect’ in Table 3 below.

These suspensions shall apply only to the parties under examination specifically referred to in Table 3 with their names and addresses.

The parties under examination shall notify the Commission without delay of any change to these, providing all relevant information, in particular on any modification in the party's activities linked to assembly operations with regard to the conditions of suspension.

Table 3

Parties under examination

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

Date of effect

C049

Cycles Sport North Ltd

363 Leach Place, Walton Summit Centre,

GB-PR5 8AS Preston, United Kingdom

27.4.2015

C170

Hermann Hartje KG

Deichstrasse 120-122,

DE-27318 Hoya, Germany

29.9.2016

C202

VANMOOF B.V.

Mauritskade 55,

NL-1092 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

19.12.2016

C207

Kenstone Metal Company GmbH

Heideland 1-7,

DE-24976 Handewitt-Weding, Germany

20.3.2017

C209

Gor Kolesa, proizvodnja koles, d.o.o.

Partizanska cesta 12,

SI-3320 Velenje, Slovenia

26.4.2017

C220

Matex International Aquitaine

6 avenue Gay Lussac,

FR-33370 Artigues-près-Bordeaux, France

9.6.2017

C307

Merida Polska Sp. z o.o.

ul. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 35,

PL-41-800 Zabrze, Poland

14.6.2017

C311

Juan Luna Cabrera

C/Alhama 64,

ES-14900 Lucena (Cordoba), Spain

4.10.2017

Article 5

The suspension of the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 is hereby lifted for the party listed in Table 4 below.

The extended duty should be collected as from the date on which the suspension took effect. This date is provided for in the column headed ‘Date of effect’ in Table 4 below.

Table 4

Party for which the suspension is lifted

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

Date of effect

C169

Pelago MFG oy

Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3,

FI-00220 Helsinki, Finland

23.9.2016

Article 6

The authorisation of the exemption of payment of the extended anti-dumping duty is hereby revoked the party listed in Table 5 below.

The extended duty should be collected as from the date on which the revocation of the authorisation took effect. This date is provided for in the column headed ‘Date of effect’ in Table 5 below.

Table 5

Party for which the exemption is revoked

TARIC additional code

Name

Address

Date of effect

A549

Alliance Bikes Sp. z o.o.

ul. Tadeusza Borowskiego 2,

PL-03-475 Warszawa, Poland

21.2.2017

Article 7

This Decision is addressed to the Member States and to the parties listed in Articles 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. It is also published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 15 March 2018.

For the Commission

Cecilia MALMSTRÖM

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 176, 30.6.2016, p. 21.

(2)  OJ L 16, 18.1.1997, p. 55.

(3)  OJ L 17, 21.1.1997, p. 17.

(4)  Council Regulation (EU) No 502/2013 of 29 May 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 990/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China following an interim review pursuant to Article 11(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 (OJ L 153, 5.6.2013, p. 17).

(5)  OJ C 45, 13.2.1997, p. 3, OJ C 112, 10.4.1997, p. 9, OJ C 220, 19.7.1997, p. 6, OJ L 193, 22.7.1997, p. 32, OJ L 334, 5.12.1997, p. 37, OJ C 378, 13.12.1997, p. 2, OJ C 217, 11.7.1998, p. 9, OJ C 37, 11.2.1999, p. 3, OJ C 186, 2.7.1999, p. 6, OJ C 216, 28.7.2000, p. 8, OJ C 170, 14.6.2001, p. 5, OJ C 103, 30.4.2002, p. 2, OJ C 35, 14.2.2003, p. 3, OJ C 43, 22.2.2003, p. 5, OJ C 54, 2.3.2004, p. 2, OJ L 343, 19.11.2004, p. 23, OJ C 299, 4.12.2004, p. 4, OJ L 17, 21.1.2006, p. 16, OJ L 313, 14.11.2006, p. 5, OJ L 81, 20.3.2008, p. 73, OJ C 310, 5.12.2008, p. 19, OJ L 19, 23.1.2009, p. 62, OJ L 314, 1.12.2009, p. 106, OJ L 136, 24.5.2011, p. 99, OJ L 343, 23.12.2011, p. 86, OJ L 119, 23.4.2014, p. 67, OJ L 132, 29.5.2015, p. 32, OJ L 331, 17.12.2015, p. 30, OJ L 47, 24.2.2017, p. 13.

(6)  OJ L 47, 24.2.2017, p. 13.

(7)  The parties are advised to use the following e-mail address: TRADE-BICYCLE-PARTS@ec.europa.eu

(8)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93 of 8 September 1993 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into the Community of bicycles originating in the People's Republic of China and collecting definitively the provisional anti-dumping duty (OJ L 228, 9.9.1993, p. 1).


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