Targeted Tariff Relief
Eliminate Select Tariffs to Reduce Import Costs
Summary of SFIA Activities on Tariff Relief
The SFIA identifies outdated tariffs on sporting goods & fitness products then works with Congress and the Federal Government to eliminate or reduce them to lower import costs.
More Information on Tariff Relief
Free-Trade agreements have been slowed by President Trump but efforts to address tariff matters have continued. A renewal of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) and expansion of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program
provided SFIA members with an opportunity to realize tariff relief on a variety of products.
Free Trade Agreements
Generalized System of Preferences
Miscellaneous Tariff Bills
After searching for a solution to the MTB “earmark” problem, Congress finally approved a new process initiated at the International Trade Commission (ITC) to move forward on tariff relief for products no longer produced in the U.S. SFIA organized the industry on requesting MTB relief. The ITC recommended inclusion of 33 SFIA petitions for tariff relief on sports and fitness products. Each petition is capped at $500,000 annually for a period of three years yielding annual tariff relief of $16.5 million annually and $49.5 million over the course of three years. For a complete list of products recommended for tariff relief please click here.
For more information on tariff relief, please contact Bill Sells at 301.495.6321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.