Tariff Exclusion Requests Open Until Dec. 1

Companies have a chance to submit requests to the U.S. Trade Representative concerning tariff exclusions on certain powersports products.

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Powersports Tariff Dispute Cools

The long-running tariff battle between the U.S. and the European Union, which threatened to unfairly sweep powersports products and parts into the fray – and potentially, dramatically, raise costs for manufacturers, distributors, and consumers – has simmered down following recent high-level meetings in Brussels, Belgium. Both sides announced a cooperative framework to address large-civil-aircraft disputes between Boeing and

Harley-Davidson Releases Statement on E.U. Tariffs

Harley-Davidson remains committed to free and fair trade and is focused on remaining globally competitive in the interests of all its stakeholders, and is committed to ensuring its customers around the world have access to its products.

MIC: Industry Unites to Prevent 100% Tariffs

A unified push by the Motorcycle Industry Council, its member companies and their staffs and dealers has resulted in motorcycles, parts and accessories being left off the most recent round of European Union tariffs.

Motorcycle Helmets Excluded from Tariffs Until Sept. 1, 2020

The MIC’s government relations team worked with MIC members, testifying together before the USTR and the United States International Trade Commission. Letters were also sent to the agencies and to policy makers.

Tariffs on European Union Powersports Products 100% Avoided

Proposed tariffs of up to 100% on motorcycles, parts and accessories, coming in from European Union countries, have been staved off – after the Motorcycle Industry Council and member manufacturers testified before, and submitted written comments to, the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Kenda Responds to Tariffs by Announcing Lower Prices

“Kenda is committed to continuing our year-over-year market share growth in North America. While other tire makers are cutting budgets and passing on double-digit tariff increases, Kenda is staying on the gas.”

U.S. Tariffs Affecting European Motorcycles and Accessories

According to the Motorcycle Industry Association, the U.S. government announced that they will likely introduce a 100% tariff on a number of imports from the EU.

Harley-Davidson Struggles in Last Quarter of 2018

Harley-Davidson’s U.S. retail sales fell 10 percent in the last three months of 2018, marking the eighth consecutive quarterly drop.

MIC Joins Americans for Free Trade to Oppose Tariff War; Successfully Petitions to Exempt Helmets

“These new List 3 tariffs on parts and components will undoubtedly raise costs that would ultimately be borne by American motorcycle riders, and this will hurt the economic viability of the domestic powersports industry.”