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NMMA signs President Trump’s workforce pledge

This week, NMMA signed President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ – an initiative aimed at challenging industries and companies of all sizes to commit to providing new education and training opportunities over the coming five years. NMMA said addressing the marine industry’s workforce shortage is a top priority and the association is urging all stakeholders to join them in this effort. ...

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Industry representatives attend White House event on environmental leadership

Yesterday, NMMA and several recreational boating industry executives joined President Donald Trump at the White House for a speech on the need to strike a balance between the country’s environmental protections and energy requirements. In addition to NMMA and its members, representatives from the American Sportfishing Association, BoatUS, Center for Sportfishing Policy, and Coastal Conservation Association attended the president’s address. ...

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Proposed tariffs on Mexico would hurt boating industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association says the five-percent tariffs announced by President Trump on all goods from Mexico as a way to compel the country’s leaders to help curb illegal immigration into the U.S. would be "problematic" for marine manufacturers. The tariffs are currently set to begin on June 10 and steadily increase in the coming months – 10-percent on ...

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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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NMMA welcomes Senator Grassley’s call to end aluminum and steel tariffs

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) – chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade-related matters – penned an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, stating that Section 232 aluminum and steel tariffs targeting Canada and Mexico – and both countries’ subsequent retaliatory measures – must be removed before Congress will ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). ...

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NMMA applauds Congressional Democrats and President Trump meeting on infrastructure

President Trump and congressional Democrats met at the White House to begin discussions on passing and signing a robust infrastructure package into law. NMMA welcomed the summit and urged leaders to modernize blue-green infrastructure as part of any comprehensive proposal. "We applaud the continued dialogue between policymakers on repairing our nation's crumbling infrastructure, said Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA senior vice president ...

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NMMA cautions against Section 232 tariffs on autos and parts

NMMA – along with a coalition of stakeholder partners – recently sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to refrain from imposing auto tariffs using Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The president previously exercised this authority by imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel, which caused price increases, domestic shortages, and retaliatory measures on U.S. boat ...

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U.S. delays Section 301 tariff increase

Early this week, President Trump announced a delay in increasing Section 301 tariffs on the third list of Chinese products, which were scheduled to go from 10 to 25 percent on March 1. Hundreds of marine related parts and materials have been impacted by these tariffs, and NMMA welcomed this development and encouraged both sides to continue to work towards ...

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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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