Tariffs

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

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tariff news is piling up on the industry. To help you (and us) keep track, we've prepared this timeline of the major battles in this trade world war.

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. 

Posted May 13, 2019
BRAIN visited Greenfield's factory in 2012.

FREEPORT, N.Y. (BRAIN) — The U.S. bike industry has largely become an importing industry, but some remaining U.S. manufacturers said they welcome the recent tariff increase on Chinese imports.

Posted May 10, 2019
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WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — It will take just a few short weeks before the U.S. bike market sees significant wholesale and retail price increases on bikes, parts and accessories due to the long-delayed 25% tariff on Chinese imports, which finally took effect Friday morning.

Posted May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) —If nothing changes very soon, a 25% tariff will hit most bike products imported to the US from China, starting at 12:05 a.m. Friday.

One bike importer said he’s already seeing the extra fees appear on documents for shipments arriving next week.

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