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MIC Gives Update on U.S. Trade Representative Proposed Tariff on Certain European Motorcycles

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is calling for members to reach out to their Representatives or Senators to block the proposed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) tariff on motorcycles with an engine size of 50cc to 500cc imported from the European Union.

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The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is calling for members to reach out to their Representatives or Senators to block the proposed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) tariff on motorcycles with an engine size of 50cc to 500cc imported from the European Union.

On May 11, the Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer to serve as the new U.S. Trade Representative. Lighthizer was sworn in on May 15. There is no word on when Lighthizer and his staff will make a decision on the proposed 100 percent tariff, but MIC says it expects a decision may be made soon.

MIC says it has been working with its affected member manufacturers to oppose the tariff imposition, including testifying at the public hearing and contacting congressional offices to urge them to weigh in in opposition.

The association is also urging its members to contact their Members of Congress. “If this issue is important to you, please call your representatives in Congress and ask them to contact the USTR to oppose the proposed tariff on motorcycles,” the MIC stated in a recent email to members.

To contact your U.S. Representative or Senator in your state, use the following links: www.house.gov/representatives; or www.senate.gov/general/contact_information.

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