Tariffs

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.

Posted June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Early in this decade, the U.S. imported bike car racks, high-end road wheels, and the occasional road bike from Mexico. As recently as 2001, the U.S. imported hundreds of thousands of bikes annually from south of the border. But more recently, Mexico has exported almost no bicycle products to the U.S.

Posted June 5, 2019
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The U.S. Trade Representative is delaying by 15 days the imposition of increased tariffs on some Chinese goods.

Posted May 30, 2019

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg (BRAIN) — Giant Electric Vehicles has asked the General Court of the European Union for an anullment of the 24.6% anti-dumping duties it imposed on the company's China-made e-bikes in January.

Posted May 29, 2019

BEIJING (BRAIN) — China is considering restricting the export of rare-earth magnets in response to the trade war with the U.S. A restriction could throw a big wrench into the e-bike market, because the magnets are a critical part of all e-bike motors and China controls much of the world's supply.

Posted May 16, 2019
The port of Shanghai, China. Wiki Commons photo.

Spoiler: Well over $1 billion worth of bike stuff at Customs value — at least half of all bike-related imports.

Posted May 16, 2019
European hubs could become subject to a new U.S. tariff.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — While the U.S. trade war with China is getting the most attention, the U.S. is also engaged with a dispute with the European Union. On Thursday, the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association was scheduled to testify against new tariffs on bike products from the EU.

Posted May 16, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and trade officials, urging them to finish trade negotiations with China and lift recently imposed and proposed tariffs on Chinese imports. 

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