April 2023 Laws and regulations E-bikes changing legal landscape CONTENTS Cargo bike 2 Cargo bike standard a step closer to finalisation The Dutch standardisation committee and European stakeholders are developing the draft of a new standard for cargo bikes. Battery regulations overhaul 4 Europe awaits finalisation of battery regulations overhaul Developing a competitive and sustainable batteries industry in Europe is regarded as urgent and the wait is almost over. CONEBI concerned about e-bike battery repairs 6 CONEBI flags concern for e-bike battery repairs In a position paper CONEBI states that is a strong supporter of only using original OEM certified batteries on e-bikes. Giant Case 8 EU Commission lowers anti-dumping duties for Giant Kunshan EC imposes anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on e-bikes from China made by Giant Electric Vehicle (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. FTA to push Thailand as bicycle supplier 10 FTA to push Thailand as bicycle supplier An FTA between the EU and Thailand could result in another push for the already growing bicycle production in South-East Asia. Reform of EU Competition law completed 12 Reform of EU Competition Law completed What is important for the bicycle sector to know about this law which will be in force for the next 12 years?