Surplus Bicycles

I don’t suppose that there is any connection with the recent Chinese appetite for purchasing cars, but apparently China and Vietnam are about to be accused of dumping their unwanted bicycles on Europe:

The European Union is expected to levy next month swingeing anti-dumping tariffs on bicycle imports from China and Vietnam in an attempt to put the brake on cheap imports. European manufacturers claim imports from Vietnam have risen from 150,000 five years ago to 1.5m in 2004, while China exported up to 2m bicycles to the the EU last year, despite a tariff of 30.6 per cent already in place.

T-shirts, pants, slippers, sandles and push-bikes, are these really strategically important industries for the EU?