ACEA opposes EU sanctions against Chinese aluminum wheels

15:47, May 14, 2010      

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Recently, EU imposing anti-dumping duty on Chinese aluminum wheels has drawn concern. Board of directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) responded in mail, saying they are against the EU anti-dumping measures.

In the E-mail ACEA said in the EU market there are about 54 million aluminum wheels per year, while imports from China total about 6 million. Among them, the automotive original equipment manufacturers import 100 million; the remaining five million are mainly for repairs. These imported wheels will harm the EU economy at present or in the future. Not only manufacturers, users around the world benefit from the competitive advantage brought global purchase while the anti-dumping measures would lead to increased costs of aluminum wheels from China, contrary to the European car manufacturer's collective interests.

The EU recently announced 20.6% levy provisional anti-dumping duties on China's aluminum wheels to be carried out since May 11, 2010. it is expected within 6 months, the European Commission will issue the final verdict.

5 years ago, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association set up representative office in Beijing, and set up the board in China late last year, with Volkswagen China CEO Winfried Vahland as chairman. The Board comprises 13 members, and these members are regional CEOs of 13 European passenger cars, trucks and buses manufacturers in China. The new board is mainly to strengthen the cooperation with the Chinese government.

Yesterday, China's Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said the Association supports fair trade and encourages resolves this trade dispute through positive dialogue.

By People's Daily Online


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