China Accuses EU of Unjustified Tariff Hike on Electric Vehicles

  • 25 days ago
China Accuses EU , of Unjustified Tariff Hike , on Electric Vehicles.
'The Independent' reports that China's Commerce
Ministry has accused the European Union of conducting
an unreasonable investigation and implementing
an unjustified increase in tariffs. .
'The Independent' reports that China's Commerce
Ministry has accused the European Union of conducting
an unreasonable investigation and implementing
an unjustified increase in tariffs. .
On June 20, ministry spokesman He Yadong accused
the EU of demanding an excessive amount
of information from Chinese automakers. .
The types, scope, and amount
of information collected by the
European side are unprecedented,
far exceeding the requirements
of anti-subsidy investigations, He Yadong, China's Commerce ministry
spokesman, via 'The Independent' .
According to He, this information included details on
everything from manufacturing to product formulas
from Chinese electric car and battery producers.
After Chinese companies
did their best to cooperate
with the investigation and
provided information, .., He Yadong, China's Commerce ministry
spokesman, via 'The Independent' .
... the European Commission still
unreasonably accused Chinese
companies of not fully cooperating
and imposed punitive high tax rates, He Yadong, China's Commerce ministry
spokesman, via 'The Independent' .
He added that Chinese companies involved
with the investigation were left
feeling "shocked and disappointed.".
The spokesman went on to state that any
additional measures or provisional increases
in tariffs lack a "factual and legal basis.".
'The Independent' reports that the EU plans
to impose new provisional tariffs between 17.4%
and 38.1% on Chinese EVs starting on July 4. .
Those tariffs would apply to all
foreign brands of electric vehicles
exported to the EU, including Tesla. .
The EU has stated that it wants to discuss
its investigation with authorities in China
and seek a way to resolve any issues.

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