EU tariffs on Chinese EVs – level 2

17-06-2024 15:00

The European Commission will add extra duties of up to 38.1% on Chinese electric cars from July. This will stop China’s unfair subsidies. Washington also increased tariffs on Chinese EVs. Brussels’ new tariffs are between 17.4% to 38.1%, on top of the current 10% duty. These extra costs could be billions of euros. Chinese EVs now make up 8% of the EU market, up from less than 1% in 2019, and may reach 15% by 2025. They are usually 20% cheaper than EU-made cars.

It is a big change in EU policy to protect its car industry. The EU started checking Chinese EV subsidies in October, and this will end by November 2.

Difficult words: subsidy (money from the government to help a business), tariff (a tax on imported things), policy (ideas or a plan by a business or government).

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