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Tariffs are the talk of the town in D.C.

The U.S. marine industry is facing a 1-2-3 punch from worldwide tariffs on steel and aluminum, anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese aluminum sheets and Section 301 tariffs on nearly 350 marine products. That was the main takeaway at the Trade State of Play: Tariffs, Negotiations & Off-Ramps breakout session at last week’s American Boating Congress. “The administration’s stance on ...

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350 converge on D.C. for ABC 2019

My top takeaway from three days in our nation’s capital for the 2019 edition of the American Boating Congress? That every American, regardless of what it is they do for a living, should spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers from their district, having their voices and opinions heard, and getting a glimpse into how Washington works. I ...

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Stakeholders meet with policymakers during ABC 2019

Bboating industry stakeholders gathered on day two of the American Boating Congress (ABC) 2019. The day began with a comprehensive briefing on issues that are top of mind for the industry: trade, recreation, conservation, and blue-green infrastructure. The morning session also included a panel on the recreational boating and fishing community’s successful efforts to get the Modern Fish Act passed ...

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NMMA Webinar on ABC 2019

With the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) just around the corner, NMMA is hosting a webinar this Thursday to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s industry summit in Washington, D.C. The webinar is a great opportunity to receive more information about this year’s agenda, priority issue areas, and best practices for being ...

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Fox News’ Bret Baier to headline 2019 American Boating Congress

NMMA announced that Bret Baier, FOX News chief political anchor and host of Special Report with Bret Baier  will headline and facilitate a panel discussion at the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) on Wednesday, May 15.  This year’s featured session will examine the political and policy realities in the 116th U.S. Congress and the upcoming 2020 elections. Baier will be ...

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Registration now open for 2019 American Boating Congress

Registration for the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open, and NMMA is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 13-15, 2019. Click here to register now. ABC provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of ...

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American Boating Congress 2018 brings issues, leaders together

More than 250 attendees met with the nation’s leaders and participated in a variety of informative sessions and workshops throughout last week's American Boating Congress. The marine industry’s premier political and legislative event produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shed a bright light on critical issues impacting the recreational boating industry, such as getting the Modern Fish Act ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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American Boating Congress advance downloads available

To help attendees of the 2018 American Boating Congress make the most of their time on Capitol Hill next week, and arm industry stakeholders with the tools needed to aid in advocacy year-round, the National Marine Manufacturers Association has prepared several materials, now available to download on NMMA.org, including: 2018 Policy Agenda—Marine Manufacturing: Powering the Nation’s Economy— a reference guide ...

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