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Document JOC_2002_203_E_0181_01

Proposal for a Council Regulation terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand (COM(2002) 226 final)

OJ C 203E , 27.8.2002, p. 181–182 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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Proposal for a Council Regulation terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand /* COM/2002/0226 final */

Official Journal 203 E , 27/08/2002 P. 0181 - 0182


Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

(presented by the Commission)

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

By Regulation (EC) No 648/96 of 28 March 1996 the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

On 11 April 2001, the Commission initiated on request of the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association ("EBMA"), an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 (the "Basic Regulation") of the anti-dumping measures in force.

By letter dated 6 February 2002 addressed to the Commission, EBMA formally withdrew the request for a review.

In such circumstances the proceeding may be terminated, unless it is established that such termination would not be in the Community interest. For that purpose, interested parties were informed accordingly and were given the opportunity to comment. However, only a few comments were received. After examination of these comments there is no indication that the termination of the measures would not be in the Community interest.

It is therefore proposed that the Council adopt the attached proposal for a Regulation terminating the anti-dumping proceeding, which should be published in the Official Journal.

Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION terminating the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 384/96 of 22 December 1995 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community [1] ("Basic Regulation"), and in particular Articles 9 and 11 (2) thereof,

[1] OJ L 56, 6.3.1996, p. 1. as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2238/2000, OJ L 257, 11.10.2000, p. 2.

Having regard to the proposal submitted by the Commission after consulting the Advisory Committee,

WHEREAS:

A. PROCEDURE

(1) By Regulation (EC) No 648/96 of 28 March 1996 [2] the Council imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles), not motorised, falling within CN codes 8712 00 10, 8712 00 30 and 8712 00 80 and originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

[2] OJ L 91, 12.04.1996, p. 1.

(2) Following the publication of a notice of impending expiry of the anti-dumping measures in force on imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand [3], the Commission received on 12 January 2001 a request to review these measures pursuant to Article 11(2) of the Basic Regulation.

[3] OJ C 271, 22.09.2000, p. 5.

(3) The request was lodged by the European Bicycle Manufacturers Association 'EBMA' on behalf of producers representing a major proportion of the total Community production.

(4) The request contained prima facie evidence showing that there would be a continuation or recurrence of injurious dumping should measures be allowed to lapse, which was considered sufficient to justify the initiation of an expiry review.

(5) Accordingly, the Commission, after consulting the Advisory Committee, initiated on 11 April 2001 by notice published in the Official Journal of the European Communities [4] an expiry review concerning the anti-dumping measures in force with regard to imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

[4] OJ C 110, 11.04.2001, p. 6.

(6) The Commission officially advised the exporting producers, importers known to be concerned, the representatives of the exporting country and the Community producers of the initiation of the review. Interested parties were given the opportunity to make their views known in writing and to request a hearing within the time limit set out in the notice of initiation.

B. WITHDRAWAL OF THE REQUEST AND TERMINATION OF THE PROCEEDING

(7) By letter of 6 February 2002 to the Commission, EBMA formally withdrew its request for review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

(8) In accordance with Article 9(1) and Article 11(2) of the Basic Regulation, the proceeding may be terminated where the request is withdrawn, unless such termination would not be in the Community interest.

(9) It was considered that the present proceeding should be terminated since the investigation had not brought to light any considerations showing that such termination would not be in the Community interest. Interested parties were informed accordingly and were given the opportunity to comment, however, only a few comments were received. After examination of these comments, there is no indication that the termination of the measures would not be in the Community interest.

(10) It was therefore concluded that the anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports into the Community of bicycles originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand should be terminated and that the existing measures should be allowed to expire,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The anti-dumping measures concerning imports of bicycles, currently classifiable within CN codes 8712 00 10, 8712 00 30 and 8712 00 80 and originating in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, are hereby repealed and the proceeding concerning these imports is terminated.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, [...]

For the Council

The President

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