Tariffs

Posted October 3, 2019
Hubs and cassettes were on the original list, but testimony from industry apparently led to their removal.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — The industry escaped another potential tariff threat — this time on European hubs and cassettes — likely thanks to testimony in Washington from Matt Moore, QBP's counsel and chair of the legal and legislative committee for the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association.

Posted September 30, 2019
Electric motorcycles got a tariff exclusion. Some are doubtful that e-bikes got the same.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — More than a week after the Trump administration announced tariff exclusions, the industry is still unclear — or even "doubtful" — if e-bikes earned it. Meanwhile, exclusion requests pour in as importers and trade organizations hope to duplicate the success of singlespeed importer State Bicycle.

Posted September 20, 2019

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — While requests are still being accepted, so far just five importers asked for their products to be excluded from new tariffs. One of them, State Bicycle Co., received the exclusion.

Posted September 20, 2019
UPDATED: Still some uncertainty whether e-bikes were granted the exclusion.
Singlespeed bikes like this State 4130 are no longer subject to an extra 25% import duty.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Singlespeed adult bikes and, apparently, e-bikes, have earned an unexpected reprieve from tariffs imposed by the Trump administration last year.

Posted September 19, 2019
The State Bicycle 4130.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — State Bicycle Co., a consumer direct bike brand, recently moved production of two of its most popular models to Taiwan from China to lessen the effects of tariffs during the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

Posted September 11, 2019
Items on tariff lists 1, 2, and 3 were set to increase from 25% to 30% on Oct. 1. On Wednesday, President Trump said that increase will be delayed until Oct. 15.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that a planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, including many bike products, will be delayed 15 days.

Posted August 30, 2019
The increased tariff will be imposed on a wide variety of bike parts, accessories, and apparel, including lights and helmets.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Chinese products that were set to receive an additional 10% tariff starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, will now be receiving a 15% additional tariff, instead, the U.S. Trade Representive said in a Federal Register post Friday.

Posted August 14, 2019
Balance bikes get reprieve until Dec. 15, however.
Requisite stock photo of ship. Photo by kinsey on Unsplash.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that his administration will delay some tariffs on Chinese imports until Dec. 15, most bicycle products remain on a list subject to increased tariffs Sept. 1. 

Posted August 1, 2019

SHANGHAI (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said the U.S. will impose a 10% tariff on Chinese goods worth $300 billion in annual imports. That includes bicycle products not previously subject to new Trump tariffs, including helmets, lights, apparel and shoes.

Posted July 26, 2019

The added 25% tariffs imposed on many Chinese-made goods in May are about to impact retailers and their suppliers. These unpredictable market conditions seem likely to continue, and it’s safe to say that whatever happens, prices won’t go down. What can we do about it?

Posted June 29, 2019

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump, at the G20 summit in Japan Saturday, said he would hold off imposing additional tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, a list that included those bicycle products that were not included in earlier tariff rounds, which remain in place.

Posted June 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Days after the Trump administration's tariff on most Chinese bike products was increased from 10% to 25%, representatives from the bike industry spoke at a hearing in the nation’s capital in hopes of fending off the administration's final proposed tariff, which would apply to virtually

Posted June 18, 2019

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Giant Manufacturing's chairwoman, Bonnie Tu, told Bloomberg that the era of "Made in China" is over.

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