Trade/tariffs

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.

Posted October 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Kent International and Detroit Bikes have withdrawn a petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission that sought protection from complete bike imports in the form of new tariffs of up to 50 percent.

Posted October 22, 2018
The Section 201 duties would apply to imports from all countries, and are intended to encourage U.S. bike assembly.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two domestic bike assemblers are asking the International Trade Commission to look into imposing tariffs of up to 50 percent on imported bikes.

Posted October 18, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to begin renegotiating the Universal Postal Union treaty, which allows China and other developing countries to ship products to the U.S. at very low rates.

Posted October 12, 2018

BRUSSELS (BRAIN) — The European Bicycle Manufacturers' Association has withdrawn its request to the European Commission to begin registering the imports of e-bikes into the EU.

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