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2011/304/EU: Commission Decision of 23 May 2011 granting certain parties an exemption from the extension to certain bicycle parts of the anti-dumping duty on bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China imposed by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93, last maintained and amended by Regulation (EC) No 1095/2005, lifting the suspension and revoking the exemption of the payment of the anti-dumping duty extended to certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China granted to certain parties pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97 (notified under document C(2011) 3543)

OJ L 136, 24.5.2011, p. 99–104 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2011/304/oj

24.5.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 136/99


COMMISSION DECISION

of 23 May 2011

granting certain parties an exemption from the extension to certain bicycle parts of the anti-dumping duty on bicycles originating in the People’s Republic of China imposed by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93, last maintained and amended by Regulation (EC) No 1095/2005, lifting the suspension and revoking the exemption of the payment of the anti-dumping duty extended to certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China granted to certain parties pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97

(notified under document C(2011) 3543)

(2011/304/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 of 30 November 2009 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Community (1) (the ‘basic Regulation’),

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 71/97 (2) (the ‘extending Regulation’), extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93 (3) 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,

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 (4) (the ‘exemption Regulation’), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

After consulting the Advisory Committee,

Whereas:

(1)

After the entry into force of the exemption Regulation, a number of bicycle assemblers submitted requests pursuant to Article 3 of that Regulation for exemption from the anti-dumping duty as extended to imports of certain bicycle parts from the People’s Republic of China by Regulation (EC) No 71/97 (the ‘extended anti-dumping duty’). The Commission has published in the Official Journal successive lists of bicycle assemblers (5) for which the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty in respect of their imports of essential bicycle parts declared for free circulation was suspended pursuant to Article 5(1) of the exemption Regulation.

(2)

Following the last publication of the list of parties under examination (6), a main period of examination has been selected. This period was defined as from 1 January 2010 to 31 August 2010. Further information from the years 2008 and 2009 were also requested. A questionnaire was sent to all parties which were to be evaluated, requesting information on the assembly operations conducted during the relevant period of examination.

(3)

The Commission was also informed of the liquidation of two companies which were exempted from the extended anti-dumping duty on bicycle parts. Furthermore, a further company failed to comply with the conditions of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 88/97. For these companies the exemption will be revoked.

A.   REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTION FOR WHICH SUSPENSION WAS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED

A.1.   Acceptable requests for exemption

(4)

The Commission received from the parties listed in table 1 below all the information required for the determination of the admissibility of their requests. These parties had already received their suspension with effect from the day of arrival of a first complete application dossier at the Commission’s premises. The newly requested and provided information was examined and verified, where necessary, at the premises of the parties concerned. Based on this information, the Commission found that the requests submitted by the parties listed in table 1 below are admissible pursuant to Article 4(1) of the exemption Regulation.

Table 1

Name

Address

Country

TARIC additional code

Sektor S.R.L.

Via Don Peruzzi 27/B, 36027 Rosa’ (VI)

Italy

A956

Sintema Sport S.R.L.

Via delle Valli 7, 20042 Albiate (MB) (postal code will change to 20847)

Italy

A970

Wilier Triestina S.P.A.

Via Fratel M. Venzo 11/1, 36028 Rossano Veneto (VI)

Italy

A963

(5)

The facts as finally ascertained by the Commission show that for all of these applicants’ bicycle assembly operations, the value of the parts originating in the People’s Republic of China which were used in their assembly operations was lower than 60 % of the total value of the parts used in these assembly operations, and they, therefore, fall outside the scope of Article 13(2) of the basic Regulation.

(6)

For this reason, and in accordance with Article 7(1) of the exemption Regulation, the parties listed in the above table should be exempt from the extended anti-dumping duty.

(7)

In accordance with Article 7(2) of the exemption Regulation, the exemption of the parties listed in table 1 from the extended anti-dumping duty should take effect as from the date of receipt of their requests. In addition, their customs debt in respect of the extended anti-dumping duty is to be considered void as from the date of receipt of their requests for exemption.

(8)

The company Sintema Sport S.R.L. informed the Commission that the postal code of the company will change in April 2011 from 20042 to 20847 due to the change of district of Albiate from Milan district to Monza district.

A.2.   Unacceptable requests for exemption

(9)

The parties listed in table 2 below also submitted a request for exemption from the extended anti-dumping duty.

Table 2

Name

Address

Country

TARIC additional code

Bicicletas JL

C/Alhama No 64, 14900 Lucena

Spain

A982

Eddy Merckx Cycles N.V.

Birrebeekstraat 1, 1860 Meise

Belgium

A954

Euro-Bike Produktionsgesellschaft mbH

Biaser Strasse 29, 39261 Zerbst

Germany

A873

KHK Bike Handels GmbH

Industriestrasse 21a, 97483 Eltmann

Germany

A965

S.C. Rich Euro Bike S.R.L.

Bucuresti-Urziceni Route, no 54A, 077010 Afumati, Ilfov County

Romania

A895

Trade Invest spol. s r.o.

Tiskařská 10/257, 108 00 Praha 10

Czech Republic

A962

(10)

Two parties did not use bicycle parts subject to anti-dumping duty in their assembly operation during the examination period. One party informed the Commission that they do not need the exemption in the future. Two parties did not submit a questionnaire reply and claimed that they had not used bicycle parts subject to anti-dumping duty in their assembly operation. One party is in liquidation.

(11)

Since the parties listed in table 2 failed to meet the criteria for exemption, the Commission has to reject their request for exemption, in accordance with Article 7(3) of the exemption Regulation. In the light of this, the suspension of the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty referred to in Article 5 of the exemption Regulation must be lifted and the extended anti-dumping duty must be collected as from the date of receipt of the request submitted by this party.

A.3   Revocations

(12)

For the parties listed in table 3 below the exemption is to be revoked.

Table 3

Name

Address

Country

TARIC additional code

Biria Bike GmbH

Hauptstrasse 37, 01904 Neukirch/Lausitz

Germany

8062

Moore Large & Co.

Gramplan Buildings, Sinfin Lane, DE24 9GL Derby

United Kingdom

8963

N&W Cycle GmbH

Mühlenhof 5, 51598 Friesenhagen

Germany

A852

(13)

These parties were exempted from the extended anti-dumping duty on bicycle parts. The Commission was informed now that one of these parties has already been liquidated and one party is in liquidation. Evidence available to the Commission has shown that another company stopped its assembly operations and resold the imported parts to a not exempted party. Although those imports fall outside the scope of the exemption scheme, the company continued to declare those imports under it. Due to the fact that it has no own assembly operation, the company does not fulfil its obligations under Article 8 of the exemption Regulation, i.e. it does not ensure that its assembly operation remains outside the scope of Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009 and no conclusive records can be provided showing the use made of the deliveries received. Consequently, the exemption has to be revoked in accordance with Article 10 of the exemption Regulation.

B.   REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTION FOR WHICH SUSPENSION WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY GRANTED

(14)

Interested parties are hereby informed of the receipt of further requests for exemption, pursuant to Article 3 of the exemption Regulation, from parties listed in table 3. The suspension from the extended duty, following these requests, should take effect as shown in the column headed ‘Date of effect’:

Table 4

Name

Address

Country

Date of effect

TARIC additional code

Bikeworks AC GmbH

Ernst-Abbe-Strasse 28, 52249 Eschweiler

Germany

11.6.2010

A980

Blue Factory Team S.L.

Elche Parque Industrial, C/Torres y Villarroel, 6, 03203 Elche

Spain

16.7.2010

A984

Code X Sp. z o.o.

Olszanka 109, 33-386 Podegrodzie (initially ul. Krolewska nr 16, 00-103 Warszawa)

Poland

22.1.2010

A966

JETLANE SAS (initially JET’LEAN)

4, boulevard de Mons, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq

France

18.2.2010

A968

Maxtec Ltd

1, Goliamokonarsko Shosse, 4204 Tsaratsovo, Plovdiv

Bulgaria

15.10.2010

A991

Metelli di Staffoni Mario & C.S.A.S.

Via Trento 68, 25030 Trenzano (BS)

Italy

13.4.2010

A979

Müller GmbH

Riedlerweg 7, 8054 Graz

Austria

30.3.2010

A978 (initially A977)

Unicykel AB

Aröds Industrieväg 14, 422 43 Hisings Backa

Sweden

11.1.2010

A967

(15)

The company Code X Sp. z o.o. received its suspension on 22 January 2010. In the meantime the company changed its legal seat from ul. Krolewska nr 16, 00-103 Warszawa to Olszanka 109, 33-386 Podegrodzie. This change of legal seat does not affect the initial request for suspension. The company JET’LEAN received its suspension on 18 February 2010. In the meantime the legal name of JET’LEAN was changed into JETLANE. This change of name does not affect the initial request for suspension. The company Müller GmbH received its suspension on 30 March 2010. The additional TARIC code A977 initially given to the company Müller GmbH was erroneously attributed twice and was withdrawn. As of 3 June 2010 the company Müller GmbH received the additional TARIC code A978. This change of code does not affect the initial request for suspension.

(16)

All companies listed in tables 1 – 4 above were informed and given the opportunity to comment. It was found that contrary to the original information at the Commission’s disposal company IMACycles Bicicletas e Motociclos Lda was not in fact in liquidation. Consequently, the exemption for that company will not be revoked and the name of the company was removed from table 3. None of the other comments received were such as to alter the conclusions set out in this Decision,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The parties listed below in table 1 are hereby exempt from the extension to imports of certain bicycle parts from the People’s Republic of China by Council 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, last amended and maintained by Regulation (EC) No 1095/2005.

The exemption shall take effect in relation to each party as from the relevant date shown in the column headed ‘Date of effect’.

Table 1

List of parties to be exempt

Name

Address

Country

Exemption pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 88/97

Date of effect

TARIC additional code

Sektor S.R.L.

Via Don Peruzzi 27/B, 36027 Rosa’ (VI)

Italy

Article 7

27.5.2009

A956

Sintema Sport S.R.L.

Via delle Valli 7, 20042 Albiate (MB) (postal code will change to 20847)

Italy

Article 7

22.2.2010

A970

Wilier Triestina S.P.A.

Via Fratel M. Venzo 11/1, 36028 Rossano Veneto (VI)

Italy

Article 7

3.11.2009

A963

Article 2

The requests for exemption from the extended anti-dumping duty submitted pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 by the parties listed below in table 2 are hereby rejected.

The suspension of payment of the extended anti-dumping duty pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 is hereby lifted for the parties concerned as from the relevant date shown in the column headed ‘Date of effect’.

Table 2

List of parties for which the suspension is to be lifted

Name

Address

Country

Suspension pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 88/97

Date of effect

TARIC additional code

Bicicletas JL

C/Alhama No 64, 14900 Lucena

Spain

Article 5

5.7.2010

A982

Eddy Merckx Cycles N.V.

Birrebeekstraat 1, 1860 Meise

Belgium

Article 5

30.4.2009

A954

Euro-Bike Produktionsgesellschaft mbH

Biaser Strasse 29, 39261 Zerbst

Germany

Article 5

15.10.2007

A873

KHK Bike Handels GmbH

Industriestrasse 21a, 97483 Eltmann

Germany

Article 5

3.12.2009

A965

S.C. Rich Euro Bike S.R.L.

Bucuresti-Urziceni Route, no 54A, 077010 Afumati, Ilfov County

Romania

Article 5

10.7.2008

A895

Trade Invest spol. s r.o.

Tiskařská 10/257, 108 00 Praha 10

Czech Republic

Article 5

20.10.2009

A962

Article 3

The exemptions from the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97 for the parties listed below in table 3 are to be revoked pursuant to Article 10 of the exemption Regulation.

The exemption from the payment of the extended anti-dumping duty is hereby lifted for the parties concerned as from the relevant date shown in the column headed ‘Date of effect’.

Table 3

List of parties for which the exemption is to be lifted

Name

Address

Country

Exemption pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 88/97

Date of effect

TARIC additional code

Biria Bike GmbH

Hauptstrasse 37, 01904 Neukirch/Lausitz

Germany

Article 7

1 day after publication of the present Decision

8062

Moore Large & Co.

Gramplan Buildings, Sinfin Lane, DE24 9GL Derby

United Kingdom

Article 7

1 day after publication of the present Decision

8963

N&W Cycle GmbH

Mühlenhof 5, 51598 Friesenhagen

Germany

Article 7

1 day after publication of the present Decision

A852

Article 4

The parties listed in table 4 below constitute the updated list of parties under examination pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 88/97. The suspension from the extended duty, following these requests, took effect from the relevant date in the column headed ‘Date of effect’ in Table 4.

Table 4

List of parties under examination

Name

Address

Country

Suspension pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 88/97

Date of effect

TARIC additional code

Bikeworks AC GmbH

Ernst-Abbe-Strasse 28, 52249 Eschweiler

Germany

Article 5

11.6.2010

A980

Blue Factory Team S.L.

Elche Parque Industrial, C/Torres y Villarroel, 6, 03203 Elche

Spain

Article 5

16.7.2010

A984

Code X Sp. z o.o.

Olszanka 109, 33-386 Podegrodzie (initially ul Krolewska nr 16, 00-103 Warszawa)

Poland

Article 5

22.1.2010

A966

JETLANE SAS (initially JET’LEAN)

4, boulevard de Mons, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq

France

Article 5

18.2.2010

A968

Maxtec Ltd

1, Goliamokonarsko Shosse, 4204 Tsaratsovo, Plovdiv

Bulgaria

Article 5

15.10.2010

A991

Metelli di Staffoni Mario & C.S.A.S.

Via Trento 68, 25030 Trenzano (BS)

Italy

Article 5

13.4.2010

A979

Müller GmbH

Riedlerweg 7, 8054 Graz

Austria

Article 5

30.3.2010

A978 (initially A977)

Unicykel AB

Aröds Industrieväg 14, 422 43 Hisings Backa

Sweden

Article 5

11.1.2010

A967

Article 5

This Decision is addressed to the Member States and to the parties listed in Article 1, 2, 3 and 4. It is also published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 23 May 2011.

For the Commission

Karel DE GUCHT

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 51.

(2)  OJ L 16, 18.1.1997, p. 55.

(3)  OJ L 228, 9.9.1993, p. 1. Regulation as maintained by Regulation (EC) No 1524/2000 (OJ L 175, 14.7.2000, p. 39) and amended by Regulation (EC) No 1095/2005 (OJ L 183, 14.7.2005, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 17, 21.1.1997, 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 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 C 299, 4.12.2004, p. 4, OJ L 17, 21.1.2006, p. 16 and 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.

(6)  OJ L 314, 1.12.2009, p. 106.


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