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.
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.