Friday is the deadline to comment to U.S. trade officials on the e-bike tariff hikes

By Steve Frothingham

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. Trade Representative in support of their request to exclude e-bikes from the tariffs.

The deadline to submit comments is Friday, Jan. 11, before midnight EST. Submissions can be filed online at regulations.gov/document?D=USTR-2018-0032-1548. Click on the “Comment Now” box in the upper right corner and fill out the form.

“Our ask, for anyone who manufactures and imports e-bikes from China, is to provide a letter of comment to the USTR supporting our letter and asking that e-bikes and e-bike motors be excluded from the scope of that 25 percent tariff increase,” said Morgan Lommele, director of state and local policy for the organizations.

BPSA and PeopleForBikes filed their exclusion request with the USTR last month. The Trump administration announced the tariff increase in August as part of its trade dispute with China. The administration also increased tariffs on most conventional bicycles and components by 10 percent in September. The BPSA/PFB exclusion request addresses only the tariffs on e-bikes …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News