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NMMA Hall of Fame Award nominations due Friday

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 NMMA Hall of Fame Award, and will be accepted through this Friday, Aug, 17. As the association’s most prestigious recognition, the annual Hall of Fame Award honors those who have generated or continue to make substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The award will be presented during the ...

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NMMA recaps Section 301 tariff developments

There have been several changes on the Section 301 tariffs front since August 1. While the  National Marine Manufacturers Association continues to caution against further escalating the trade conflict, some recent actions are encouraging. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced their final list of $16 billion in Chinese products that will face a 25 percent tariff starting August 23. The ...

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NMMA webinar will address aluminum sheet investigation

The International Trade Commission recently issued questionnaires for the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing duty investigation of common alloy aluminum sheet from China, an issue of interest to the boating industry. The National Marine Manufacturers Association encourages all industry stakeholders that use aluminum sheet to submit responses. To assist with this process, NMMA will host a webinar on ...

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NMMA issues action call on proposed Section 301 tariff increase

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced it is considering increasing the Section 301 tariff on $200 billion in Chinese products from 10 to 25 percent – which includes boats, marine parts, and trailer tires. Because of this development, the administration has extended the deadline for submitting comments and requests to testify, and NMMA is encouraging all affected members to ...

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NNMA applauds bipartisan efforts to improve workforce development

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law. The bipartisan workforce development legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and improves career and technical education to equip Americans with the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The National Marine Manufacturers Association worked ...

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NMMA provides industry update on trade, tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a webinar last Wednesday to discuss the rapidly evolving trade situation. While some developments have been positive, the recreational boating industry is still facing significant pressure, and NMMA is calling on all stakeholders to take action. Last week, NMMA celebrated legislation introduced by Representative Seth Mouton (D-MA-6) that would help marine manufacturers targeted by retaliatory ...

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Educational video explains new recreational boating data app

The Center for Recreational Boating Research, which released the Self-Reported On-Water Boat Operator Survey app in May, has produced a video educating the public about the new tool, now available to view and download on SOBOS.org. SOBOS was designed to collect information about normal, non-accident based recreational boaters, with the goal of testing the effectiveness of crowdsourcing recreational boating data ...

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Magic Tilt Trailers talks tariffs, workforce with Congressional representative

Magic Tilt Trailers’ President and CEO, Craig Clawson, recently met with Congressman Crist in Clearwater, Fla., to discuss key issues facing the industry, particularly tariffs and worker shortages. According to Clawson, “Tariffs are pushing up our costs, forcing us to increase our prices and squeezing our margins.” After the meeting,  Crist toured the Magic Tilt plant and chatted with employees. ...

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NMMA applauds federal approval of Everglades restoration project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has authorized a plan to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, which will reduce discharges responsible for toxic algae outbreaks in the Florida Everglades. The National Marine Manufacturers Association worked with the administration to secure approval for this project and are pleased they delivered. USACE’s action has cleared the way for the ...

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USTR explains Section 301 tariff exclusion process

The U.S. Trade Representative has announced a process to obtain product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging all affected members to review the official notice and request an exclusion at Regulations.gov. The 25 percent tariffs apply to nearly 300 marine related products, including engines, navigational equipment, and components. ...

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