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Trump Administration announces additional tariffs on Chinese products

Late last week, President Trump announced that trade talks between the U.S. and China had broken down and that, beginning Sep. 1, 2019, the U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion of goods not already subject to previous Section 301 trade actions. The NMMA said it has long cautioned against levying additional tariffs on China, which ...

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National Safe Boating Week is underway with fresh focus

Each year over 140 million Americans take to the water on a boat. Making sure they get back to the dock safely is the idea behind National Safe Boating Week May 18 – 24. Boating safety advocates across the U.S., including the marine industry, work together with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to improve awareness of basic boating safety best ...

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Trump Administration announces new Section 301 tariffs

On Monday, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) posted a Federal Register notice announcing the process for its proposed Section 301 tariff of 25 percent on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese products (List 4). USTR’s action follows a recent setback in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China and would apply a 25 percent tariff on all remaining Chinese imports ...

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Open letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I cannot imagine how tough a job it is being President. Though I am sure you receive lots of advice, I would like to share a few thoughts on topics I hope you will consider as you enter your third year in office: Trade War – As previous Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Council’s Trade and Tax Policy ...

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TPP – Thank you President Trump for reconsidering

Global trade has been in the headlines recently and many are concerned about the impact of a trade war. The U.S. and China have both been using threatening rhetoric that has some people worried. Because of these developments, President Trump has recently asked his team to reconsider the administration’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP was a hot campaign ...

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Boating businesses give Trump administration positive grade

Water access, ethanol, tax policy are top concerns By Tim Hennagir Trump administration policies implemented in the president’s first year in office are having a positive effect, according to a majority of those surveyed by Boating Industry. However, when asked about the scope of overall government regulation and its ongoing impact upon marine businesses, many respondents provided strong responses when ...

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NMMA opposes tariffs on multiple fronts

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has voiced its opposition and supported the efforts of like-minded members of Congress in three key ways in recent weeks. NMMA’s government relations team distributed statements of opposition jointly endorsed with International Council of Marine Industry Association and the European Boating Industry, highlighted the marine industry during Congressional hearings with the Trump Adminstration, and held ...

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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 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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