USA: E-bikes could become more expensive after June 14

May 29, 2024

In the USA, e-bikes could become significantly more expensive, as importers of Chinese-produced parts will face higher costs. An exclusion from tariffs imposed on imports from China will expire on June 14, meaning importers will pay an extra 25% duty on top of any existing tariffs. The change affects e-bikes, carbon fibre frames and children’s bikes. However, given that the vast majority of e-bikes start life in China, it is possible that e-bikes from most brands will become more expensive for consumers.

Last week, the Biden administration announced dramatic new tariffs on imported goods from China, including an increased tariff on electric vehicles. At the time, it was unclear how the new rules would impact the e-bike market.

Now, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reports that e-bikes, children’s bikes and some carbon fibre frames will have a 25% increase on any existing tariffs — a substantial increase. GCN