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, which will have a direct impact on several product groups in the motorcycle industry.
This proposal is in response to a WTO investigation of government subsidies to Airbus and is unrelated to tariffs around steel imports. Hearings in the U.S. are set for the month of May with an expectation that a decision on which goods to charge and a start date will be made shortly thereafter.
In terms of whole vehicles, the current list of products includes all combustion engine motorcycles with an engine capacity between 500cc and 700cc.
With regard to other products, the items listed also includes parts and accessories directly related to motorcycles.
Full details of the U.S. government’s press release can be found here.
The Motorcycle Industry Association is working closely with the UK government and scheduled a meeting with the Minister for early May.