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Recreational Boating Sector Joins Over 100 Organisations Urging EU & US to Lift Retaliatory Tariffs

10th June 2021
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More than 100 European and American associations have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-US Summit in Brussels next Tuesday 15 June, calling for the removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing transatlantic trade disputes.

For recreational boating, this relates to the retaliatory tariffs put in place by the EU after the US placed tariffs on EU steel and aluminium.

The European Boating Industry (EBI) and its US counterpart the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) have now joined a coalition that comprises 113 organisations — which range from agricultural products to consumer goods and recreational boating.

The move is also part of a wider cooperation by the associations on the trade dispute which includes the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).

Their full statement can be downloaded below.

Published in Marine Trade Team

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