Trade Associations

OSHA vaccine rule halted for now

A federal appeals court temporarily halted the Biden administration's Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring private employers with 100 or more employees – firm or company-wide – to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering ...

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New anglers become winners at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

More than 40 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as several other states to learn from the pros at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Keys University, at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. Participants came to learn about fishing and practice their skills on the water. The event kicked off with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and a Potluck Appetizer Contest.  ...

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Biden Administration confirms tariff removal timing

In a briefing with NMMA, representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed that the European Union’s (EU) 25% retaliatory tariff on American-made boats will be lifted on January 1, 2022, provided the U.S. rolls back its Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel by January 1, 2022. Additionally, the officials confirmed that ...

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EU removes retaliatory tariffs on American boats entering Europe

The United States and European Union (EU) announced a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs, resulting in the full removal of the 25% retaliatory tariffs imposed on American-made boats and engines entering the EU. Since the tariffs were implemented in 2018, the NMMA team has dedicated significant attention and resources to resolving this issue. The suspension of the retaliatory tariffs ...

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ABYC Marine Law Symposium agenda and speakers announced

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the fifth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Product, Professional and Personal Liability,” Jan. 11, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. “We are thrilled to be back in person for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium with an excellent speaker lineup,” said John Adey, ABYC ...

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Bipartisan bill to stop spread of aquatic invasive species introduced in House

Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA-03) and Mark Amodei (R-NV-03) introduced the “Stop Invasive Mussels Act” (H.R.5692), bipartisan legislation which would authorize federal land management agencies to take proven, commonsense measures to prevent the proliferation of invasive species in our nation’s waterways, lakes, reservoirs, and aqueducts – a major priority for the recreational boating industry. “NMMA applauds Representatives Garamendi and Amodei for ...

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Massachusetts Marine Trades Association to host Business of Boating conference

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) will host the annual Business of Boating (BOB) conference on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Lakeview Pavilion, in Foxboro. This will be the 16th year for this educational conference. Recognizing the changing business environment and in an effort to attract more attendees from across the country, the conference will be a hybrid event with a ...

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ABYC announces Marine Law Symposium agenda

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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the agenda and speaker lineup for the fifth annual Marine Law Symposium, “Product, Professional and Personal Liability,” Jan. 11, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. “We are thrilled to be back in person for the 2022 Marine Law Symposium with an excellent speaker lineup,” said John Adey, ...

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It’s not too late to ELEVATE 2021

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

Do you love to learn? Do you enjoy expanding your network of industry colleagues? Do you like sharing best practices, information and insights, especially during extraordinary times like these? Do you simply like to hang out with people from the boating industry? If you said yes to any, or all, of those things, then we have just the place for ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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