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Post by Paulmold on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:47 am

AS bikes are a popular brand amongst motorhomes. This note has appeared on their website. .....

[size=31]The E.E.C has decided to impose with immediate effect a dump tax on far eastern made electric bikes. This tax will be up to 83.6%. This is to protect any European manufacturers of electric bikes. Prices will have to increase substantially. We will be keeping our current prices until january 2019.

Buy this year to avoid a huge price hike!!

We are currently out of stock of mk3 electro bikes and 36v batteries until around the end of august, huge apologies and we are able to take pre-orders.[/size]

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:14 am


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Post by Heanorboy on Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am

I cant see this ending well for the EU look out for retaliation maybe BMW Fiat Mercs etc nice big tariff on their products,
I also wonder how manufacturers use Chinese parts and just put it together or in fact have them made under their own name in China like Raleigh does

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Post by -mojo- on Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:29 pm

For sure, it's complicated, but Europe is a pretty powerful trading bloc! It's not in China's interests to antagonise the EU, because if both follow Trump down the trade war route, China has a lot more to lose.

The situation with electric bikes in China has been a bit of a fiasco (see recent news about huge bike mountains) so they have massive overcapacity - it's easy (and ideologically attractive) for them to dump at cost and obliterate the opposition...
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Post by Heanorboy on Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:55 pm


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Post by Bad Penny on Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:07 pm

I guess it won't apply to the uk then, we shall be on our own come March. innocent
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Post by Askit on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:51 pm

Bad Penny wrote:I guess it won't apply to the uk then, we shall be on our own come March. innocent
 As we say in Scotland, “aye, right”  rolleyes

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