China-made GPS units will be hit with 25% tariff starting next month

By Stephen Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — China-made bicycle GPS units are expected to see a significant price increase in the coming months due to a 25 percent tariff imposed by the Trump adminstration.

On Friday, the Administration released two lists of China-made products subject to the tariff. Tariffs on the first list, of $34 billion in goods, will go into effect on July 6. Cycling GPS units are on that list. The second list, of $16 billion in goods, will be subject to a public review before being enacted. E-bikes are on that list (see separate story).

The dominant brand in GPS, Garmin, manufactures in Taiwan so its product will not receive the tariff. Lezyne and Bryton also manufacture in Taiwan.

Stages Cycling and Wahoo Fitness however, have their GPS units made in China. A Stages executive is expecting his products to be slapped with the tariff on July 6. Wahoo declined to comment for this story.

Bernie Doering, Stages Cycling’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, said the tariff would have a major affect on sales of the company’s Dash GPS head unit.

“We are looking at moving production of the new models out of China, but we still have …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News