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Canadian government lifts retaliatory tariffs on boats

NMMA Canada and the Canadian Marine Trades Associations were recently advised by the Government of Canada that effective April 30, 2019, all retaliatory tariffs on U.S. recreational boats entering Canada have been removed. A joint statement from NMMA Canada and NMMA said this marks the most positive development for the industry since the tariff issues first emerged. The action from ...

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U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment holds hearing on ports, harbors, inland waterways

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment convened a hearing – titled, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in our Nation’s Waterways Matter” – to examine the key role that ports, harbors, and inland waterways play in communities and their economies and the importance of full ...

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NMMA calls for “Recreation Title” in Federal Infrastructure Package

NMMA recently urged the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee to consider the important role recreation plays in supporting the U.S. economy and incorporate solutions that address the needs of blue and green infrastructure. Those include reforming federal dredging prioritization, providing adequate boating and fishing facilities, more effectively combating aquatic invasive species, and improving broadband access. Those are all ...

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NMMA announces success for inaugural advocacy fly-in

NMMA's first state level fly-in was held in Tallahassee, Fla. this week, serving as a critical component of NMMA’s strategic plan to bolster advocacy efforts in key states and regions. Twenty-five industry representatives participated in the event and met with several legislators and agency officials to discuss water quality, uniform vessel titling, and the state’s infrastructure needs. NMMA members kicked ...

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NMMA advocacy team continues to grow

NMMA recently announced that Jill Sims, former staffer in Congressman Dave Reichert’s (R-WA-08) office, joined the organization as its newest policy and engagement manager, supporting the association’s advocacy and grassroots activities in Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. The hire comes as NMMA expands its advocacy footprint at the federal and state levels.   NMMA senior vice president ...

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NMMA provides advocacy update following government reopening

The longest federal government shutdown in history ended last week when the administration and Congress agreeing to a three-week stopgap bill that funds the government through Feb. 15. While the shutdown created several challenges for the recreational boating industry, NMMA’s advocacy efforts continued on several fronts. Looking ahead, NMMA is encouraging federal leaders to reach a long-term agreement that keeps ...

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NMMA ramps up advocacy efforts after Congressional summer recess

Last week, NMMA and their members held several events and meetings on Capitol Hill and with the administration to highlight the recreational boating industry’s priorities – including trade, the Modern Fish Act, E15, and workforce development. The November midterm elections are just around the corner and NMMA is working diligently to accomplish the industry’s objectives before the end of the ...

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NMMA, EBI, ICOMIA pen joint letter to President Trump on tariffs

On Tuesday, NMMA, the European Boating Industry (EBI), and the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA) sent a joint letter to President Trump expressing their deep concern for the escalating trade dispute and the direct impact to the recreational boating industry in the European Union and the U.S. NMMA, EBI, and ICOMIA are urging all parties to quickly resolve ...

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American Boating Congress plans aggressive attendee advocacy

Midterm elections loom large The National Marine Manufacturers Association intends to be politically pugnacious with its attendee outreach during this year’s American Boating Congress.  That’s because the mid-term election clock is ticking and time is running out before new lawmakers are elected and arrive in Washington, D.C. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the ...

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