Trade/tariffs

Posted April 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Some hubs and sprockets would be among the $11.5 billion in goods subject to retaliatory tariffs of up to 100% proposed by the Trump administration.

Posted March 26, 2019

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — The Trump Administration’s ongoing dance with the Chinese over tariff issues — and with no end point in sight — has Taiwanese manufacturers and suppliers continuing to evaluate supply chain logistics.

Posted February 25, 2019

TWITTERVERSE (BRAIN) — According to tweets sent out from the account of President Donald Trump on Sunday, the U.S. will delay an increase in tariff rates on Chinese goods, initially set to happen on March 1.

Posted January 18, 2019
The duties, effective Saturday, range from 18.8 to 79.3 percent.

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — As expected, the European Union has imposed duties on Chinese-made electric bicycles and e-bike components destined for the European Union.

Posted January 9, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Has your company been negatively affected by the 25 percent tariff increase on e-bikes and e-bike motors imported from China? If so, PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association invite you to submit comments to the U.S.

Posted December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association have submitted requests on the industry's behalf for exemption from the 25 percent tariff on Chinese-made e-bikes that took effect last summer. The deadline was Thursday for submitting the requests to the U.S. Trade Representative.

Posted December 11, 2018

SAN MATEO, Calif. (BRAIN) — GoPro Inc. plans to move most of its U.S.-bound camera production out of China by next summer to mitigate the potential impact of new tariff lists. Production of cameras bound for non-U.S. markets will remain in China.

Posted December 2, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a truce in the ongoing trade war this weekend. Trump agreed to delay implementing a 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods — including at least $1 billion in bike-related products — that had been set to take effect Jan. 1.

Posted November 29, 2018
Camille Hung at Taipei Cycle. Photo: Jo Beckendorff

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (BRAIN) — Before the start of any U.S. and EU discussions of tariffs on e-bikes out of China, Taiwan frame builder Astro Engineering Co. Ltd. started to increase its aluminum and carbon frame production capacity in Vietnam.

Posted 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.

Posted November 12, 2018
Cambodia is the third largest supplier to the U.S., but growing fast.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Cambodia, already the biggest bicycle supplier to the EU, is making up ground in the U.S. market as well due to the recent tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

Posted November 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Imports of all merchandise at the nation's major retail container ports have slowed from their pre-holiday peak but remain at unusually high levels as importers continue bringing in merchandise before tariffs increase in January, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Posted November 8, 2018
PeopleForBikes Foundation and Coalition revenues in recent years.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — If ever the industry's nonprofits were in the spotlight, it was in 2018.

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