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NMMA issues industry-wide action call against tariff

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is calling on industry stakeholders to sound off against the new 167.16 percent tariff on Chinese common alloy aluminum sheet imports. The total tariff on the key boating industry manufacturing material now stands at more than 200 percent. The Trump Administration claims its trade policies aim to level the playing field for American workers, but ...

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NMMA issues Boating United alert on aluminum tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has issued a new Boating United alert encouraging all industry stakeholders to take action on the aluminum issue. With so much information out there, and so much at stake, the NMMA federal government relations team breaks down how the two different aluminum tariffs will impact the marine industry and our economic ecosystem: Recreational boating is ...

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U.S. Commerce Department provides aluminum tariff update

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump exercised his authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose a 10 percent worldwide tariff on aluminum. As part of the announcement, the Trump Administration has provided for an exemption process of certain types of aluminum "not to be produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably ...

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NMMA condemns aluminum tariffs, issues action call

Thom Dammrich, NMMA president, reiterated the recreational boating industry’s concerns following President Trump’s formal announcement yesterday of new tariffs on steel imports (a 25 percent tariff) and aluminum imports (a 10 percent tariff) – releasing the following statement: “The Administration’s short-sighted decision to implement new tariffs is meant to fulfill a campaign promise rather than support robust, pro-growth trade policy. ...

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NMMA working with Congress to build case against global tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers Association worked with several members of Congress, including several key boating advocates, on a letter issued to President Donald Trump yesterday, urging him not to impose global tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The letter follows Trump’s announcement last week to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a tariff that is separate from the U.S. ...

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NMMA sounds alarm on Trump aluminum tariff announcement

President Donald Trump announced Thursday his decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, a tariff that is separate from the U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping and countervailing investigation on common alloy aluminum sheet from China that the National Marine Manufacturers Association has been fighting. In his announcement, the president determined he would place a tariff of 25 percent on foreign-made ...

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Global Trade is Tough – Aluminum Proves It

In November the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a historic self-initiated investigation into whether China is selling certain aluminum product into the United States at below fair market value. What made this action historic was that the Department has not self-initiated an investigation in over 25 years. Normally, the catalyst for an investigation is a complaint by an impacted U.S. ...

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At the helm: Aluminum sheet issue needs decisive response

Marine manufacturers and the boating industry will suffer great harm if the U.S. Department of Commerce is successful with its aluminum trade practices case against China. Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the “self-initiation” of the unfair trade case against common alloy aluminum sheet in late November.  The National Marine Manufacturers Association quickly sprang into legislative action, closely monitoring the issue throughout ...

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NMMA urges letter campaign on aluminum sheet issue

Last week NMMA hosted a webinar detailing the recent decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission to continue its antidumping and counterveiling duty investigations of common alloy aluminum sheet from China that's impacting the recreational boating industry. As this issue continues to evolve quickly, it is critical NMMA members let Congress know the impact the proposed tariff would have on ...

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Trade commission ruling allows probe on aluminum sheet

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that imports of aluminum alloy sheet metal from China are harming U.S. aluminum manufacturers. The ruling allows a U.S. probe to proceed into whether aluminum alloy sheet is being dumped or unfairly subsidized. The National Marine Manufacturers Association held a webinar Tuesday, Jan. 16, to update the industry on the issue, which could ...

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