Harley-Davidson to Move Some Production Out of U.S. to Avoid Tariffs

“The tremendous cost increase, if passed onto its dealers and retail customers, would have an immediate and lasting detrimental impact to its business in the region,” the company said.

U.S. Trade Representative Tells Congress He’s ‘Sympathetic’ to Dealers But Bikes for Beef Dispute Continues

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee Thursday that he is “sympathetic” to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, but he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a proposed import tariff while negotiations continue in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef imports.

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.

Robert Lighthizer Confirmed as US Trade Representative

The American Motorcyclist Association took immediate action upon the Senate confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, sending Lighthizer a letter demanding he remove European motorcycles from a tariff proposal related to U.S. beef exports.

Steaks High As U.S. Beef Industry Seeks Tariffs On Small Displacement European Bikes

The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc imported from the European Union.

AMA Objects to U.S. Tariff on Some European Bikes

The American Motorcyclist Association strongly objects to a federal agency’s attempt to tack a 100 percent or higher tariff on motorcycles made in Europe as part of a trade battle over hormones in U.S. beef.