The Chickens Come Home to Roost

It’s official: Electric bicycle prices rising in the US as the Trump Administration approves 25% tariff on Chinese e-bike imports

“Ever since the Trump administration began its trade war with China, electric bicycle importers have been nervous about what it would spell for the e-bike industry. In June those fears were realized when the United States Trade Representative published a list of 284 categories of products covering over $16 billion in trade which were all tentatively scheduled to receive 25% tariffs.”

Micah Toll for electrek, August 8, 2018

I was wondering how and when we would feel the effects of the trade war and now I know. We join the list of American businesses directly hurt by the “trade war” with China and the rest of the world.

We submitted our objections to these tariffs to the Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative during the public comment period, but to no avail.

Please read our letter to Ambassador Lighthizer here.

Well, we will not take this one lying down, that’s for sure. Our customers, our sport and our industry are very dear to us. Just when the industry is expanding more rapidly than ever here in North America and elsewhere, the “trade war” cuts us off at the knees.

So, we are going to do everything we can to keep our eBikes, eTrikes and other personal mobility vehicles and devices as affordable as they were before the tariffs, for our corporate customers and our franchise customers as well.

We’re on your side.

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