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BPSA and PeopleForBikes collecting data for e-bike and e-bike motor tariff exemption request

Published November 19, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association and PeopleForBikes are collecting data from the industry as the groups prepare to apply for exemptions from the 25 percent tariffs on Chinese-made e-bikes and e-bike motors imposed in August.

The groups plan to file an application with the U.S. Trade Representative for an exemption from the tariffs for e-bikes. They are gathering data before deciding on applying for a motor exemption.

"Our final determination on whether to apply for a tariff exclusion for e-bike motors will depend on the outcome of those data collection efforts. Tariff data collected to date from our members has not indicated that there are significant e-bike motor imports (separate from a complete bicycle or e-bike conversion kits) from China," the groups said in an email to members on Monday. 

Individual companies may also apply for exemptions for specific products. The requirements for exclusion applications are on the USTR website. Applications must be received by Dec. 18.

So far the USTR has not announced an exclusion application process for the larger round of tariffs that took effect in September and affect most bike products from China. 

Topics associated with this article: Trade/tariffs

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