The National Marine Manufacturers Association is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.
NMMA welcomed the delay, but said the announcement was “another example of the confusion and uncertainty for US businesses the trade war is causing.”
Technical education program will receive $100,000 in 2020.
Introducing himself, NMMA President-elect Frank Hugelmeyer recalls his background as a boater and outlines his strategy for the association.
The latest round of Trump tariffs targets $200 billion in Chinese imports.
The House of Representatives already approved the legislation in July.
Tariffs did curtail exports by 24 percent to Canada, Mexico and the European Union during the second half of the year, according to an NMMA report.
Members will have complimentary access to 18 NMMA shows if they register by November 15.
NMMA played a role in shaping the legislation, which mandates the use of cutoff devices for boats smaller than 26 feet.
Letter from businesses in all 50 states sent to Congress.
NMMA calls the undertaking “laudable,” but some analysts worry it could lessen the department’s influence on Capitol Hill.
The Florida governor opened ICAST this morning with a rousing speech on the importance of sportfishing and clean-water initiatives to his state’s economy.
Trump speaks about issues that impact boating and sport fishing.