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Tell Washington That Tariffs are Bad for Boating

Thursday, August 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: William Higgins
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Boat dealers and manufacturers are beginning to feel the impact of the worldwide trade conflict. As the Trump administration continues to levy tariffs on materials, products and components vital to the recreational boating industry, the ripple effects have reached the retail level in the form of additional surcharges, delays, and even cancelled orders. In a recent Op-Ed in the Washington Examiner, Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin addressed how these bad trade policies are negatively affecting marine businesses,

“The last few years have been great for our industry. And, thanks to President Trump’s historic tax reform, our outlook was even better.

Today, I am less optimistic. We have found ourselves in the crosshairs of a trade war, one that will drown out the effects of tax reform and risk our industry’s promising future, taking American workers and consumers down with it.”

There is no doubt that this escalating trade conflict is threatening the recreational boat industry, we need your help to tell Congress and the administration to end these tariffs!

Visit Boating United and tell Congress and the Administration that the trade war threatens the economic strength of the recreational boating industry.


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