The World Trade Organization (WTO) has received a complaint filed by China on the European Union's rules on calculating what constitutes dumping. The document says that, since China acceded to the WTO, it had been agreed that specific price-comparison rules would apply for the country for a transitional period of 15 years, which ended on Dec. 11, 2016. However, it adds, the EU continues to determine normal value on the basis of a special calculation methodology unless the producer establishes that it meets certain criteria. The document thus alleges that the EU is in violation of its international obligations. The complaint is to be handled by the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body. It will be watched with interest by protagonists in the bicycle market, among others. Bike Europe reported earlier this month that the EU and China have again clashed about imports of Chinese bicycles into the EU, putting an end to this year's WTO talks for the Environmental Goods Agreement. The category is relatively small in value but Cecilia Malmström, the European Trade Commissioner, told Reuters that China appears to have turned bicycles into a symbolic issue. The talks on the environmental goods agreement, which were started in Jan. 2014 among 18 participants, are to be resumed next year, to reduce duties on products with an environmentally-friendly function.