From the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Staff
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members are talking to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) over the next two weeks to plead their case on how the proposed Section 301 tariffs will hurt the outdoor recreation industry and American consumers.
ORR representatives plan to testify at upcoming public hearings on the tariffs, which will also include testimony for the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, American Sportfishing Association, Motorcycle Industry Council and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
Outdoor recreation relies on free and fair trade to sustain the thousands of businesses that make up the industry. It accounts for 2.2 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, contributing more than $732 billion in goods and services. The current administration’s practice of levying tariffs on a wide variety of products has an adverse impact on the recreational community. From backpacks to boats, motorcycle, RVs and other motorized and non-motorized equipment, recreation is being caught in the crosshairs.
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