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Trade and Tariffs

We work to foster a more favorable environment for bike businesses nationwide by fighting against harmful tariffs and taxes that place a financial burden on bike industry suppliers, retailers and consumers. Since 2018, PeopleForBikes has saved the bike industry more than $130 million in Section 301 tariffs, and we have written a proactive trade agenda for a new Congress and administration to continue supporting a healthy bike business.

PeopleForBikes at Work on Trade and Tariffs

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PeopleForBikes is Advancing a Pro-Bike Trade Agenda in Washington, D.C. in 2021

December 18th, 2020

PeopleForBikes is dedicated to promoting pro-bike trade policies that support bike businesses, keep Americans riding and make bikes and bike products accessible to as many people as possible.  ...

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Tariff relief for kids’ bikes – a big win for young riders, family budgets and the bike industry

January 23rd, 2020

Our goal at PeopleForBikes is to get more people riding bikes more often. Usually, this means working with communities, states, or the federal government to provide safer, more accessible places to ride so that every American has the opportunity and ability to bike where they live. ...

Water bottle tops and zee cages are among the products designated for tariff relief.

Amidst Trade War, Some Good News on Tariffs

September 18th, 2018

Despite newly implemented tariff increases on e-bikes imported from China and recently confirmed tariff increases on Chinese bicycle products, there’s good news on the trade front. ...

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Proposed Tariff Increases Mean Bad News for E-bikes

June 28th, 2018

E-bikes are the fastest-growing segment of bicycle sales in the United States. During the last 12 months, e-bike unit sales jumped 112 percent.* Ridership and engagement is increasing, and people across most demographics are using e-bikes to replace motor vehicle trips or augment existing bicycle tr ...

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Section 301 Tariff Investigation

March 29th, 2018

This month, the Trump administration announced two changes to trade policy that may affect a wide range of companies that manufacture or import bicycles, parts and accessories. The first change relates to new tariffs on imports of raw steel and aluminum, while the second is focused on new tariffs on ...

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PeopleForBikes Responds to Tariff Announcement and Timetable

March 5th, 2021

On Monday, September 17, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion of goods imported from China, including bicycles of all sizes, as well as many bike parts and accessories. For the bike industry, these tariffs amount to a $250 million annual tax increase. Considering that 94 percent of comp ...