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January 19th, 2017, 01:46 AM   #1
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Large Tariffs on Euro Bikes

Urge your federal lawmakers to oppose the Office of United States Trade Representative's proposal to include 100 percent tariffs on motorcycles imported from the European Union with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc in the E.U. - U.S. beef hormone trade dispute.

Use the American Motorcyclist Association's convenient tools to urge your federal lawmakers to oppose the USTR's ill-conceived proposal before the Jan. 30 deadline to submit comments. Motorcyclists should not be penalized with exorbitant tariffs because of a beef trade dispute.

The AMA opposes the proposed tariff, because trade disputes residing within the boundaries of the agricultural industry should not be solved with trade sanctions levied against non-agricultural products.

Specifically, a 100 percent, or higher, tariff on these motorcycles is proposed. This will cause serious and potentially irreversible harm to American small- and medium-sized business owners selling the vehicles. Additionally, consumers will be denied access to certain models of competition and recreational motorcycles that contribute to the lifestyle and wellbeing of millions of American families.

Affected manufacturers include: 1) Aprilla; 2) Beta; 3) BMW; 4) Ducati; 5) Fantic; 6) Gas Gas; 7) Husqvarna; 9) KTM; 10) Montesa; 11) Piaggio; 12) Scorpa; 13) Sherco; 14) TM; and 15) Vespa.

Should the availability of product be hindered through unjustified trade sanctions on European-produced motorcycles, dealerships may close, leaving countless Americans without jobs.The negative effects of the proposed trade sanctions will not only harm the motorcycle sales industry, but will spread through the aftermarket equipment sector, recreation equipment sales, the sports entertainment industry and further down the line
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January 19th, 2017, 02:42 AM   #2
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Trump is starting his march for US protectionism....

It will hit hard on the EU bike manufacturers to potentially loose US as a market, potentially make a few go bankrupsy I would guess? But I seriously doubt EU will sacrifice the meat hormone war for a few motorcycles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_hormone_controversy
Ofcourse there's more than motorcycles so who knows..

If Trump goes through with this and EU will stand firm I guess the future AMA will be full of Harleys, Buells and Indians because Trump is also talking about China, Mexico and Japan.
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January 20th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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Has nothing to do with Trump, he just took office today for Christ sake. It's the beef industry. They tried this shit back in 2008, and failed, and no that wasn't Obama either.

http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...ouble.1198332/
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January 21st, 2017, 01:31 AM   #4
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Only thing is Mr.Trump is willing to Tariff the auto Industry, even though most of the cars cross the boarders in North America, more than once during production, tells me this will be one of his protectionism act coming in the near future. I would hang on to what you have for the time being.

Same deal with Harper in Canada, passing a purpose bill with 400 hidden other legislative bills inside that the public did not no about. Like adding 100% tariff on 51 cc to 501 cc euro bikes on the end of a agricultural bill.



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January 21st, 2017, 04:58 AM   #5
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Has nothing to do with Trump, he just took office today for Christ sake. It's the beef industry. They tried this shit back in 2008, and failed, and no that wasn't Obama either.

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I see your point. But I wouldn't be surprised if now is the right time for the beef industry to try again due to Trumps talks about protectionism. One can never blame the president alone, but he is an important part of the puzzle.

But I'm gladly proved wrong, and I have no real basis for my theories. I'm just very curious how all this will end up..
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January 21st, 2017, 07:10 AM   #6
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Since I have family in the cattle businesses I'm sorta keeping my mouth shut about this subject at home. But, it's a bunch of bullshit (pun intended) IMO!

I regards to Trump, I don't think anyone knows what he is going to do, which could be good or bad.
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I can't see the reason for the cattle industry to include gasoline-powered motorcycles below 500cc. I can see how the cattle industry might believe it benefits from the other tariffs. But not the bike stuff. Super strange anyway.
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Fedge,

I see your from Canada ? What does this trade agreement mean to Canadians? Now that Trump nixed the NAFTA the US will be screwed anyways. We in Canada are still in good shape to Import from EU, this USA agreement has nothing to do with our import export. I do agree and support with our close cousins but nothing we can do from Canada or any other Country only US Citizen's matter when it comes to fighting this as our word means nothing in petition to USA dealings.
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