NMMA president renamed to trade committee

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National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich was reappointed to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Consumer Goods for a four-year term.

The committee is one of 16 industry trade advisory committees jointly administered by the Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Dammrich was appointed to represent the viewpoints of NMMA members and the U.S. recreational boating industry. Through the committee he will provide policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative regarding trade barriers, the negotiating and bargaining objectives of trade agreements and the implementation of existing trade agreements affecting its sectors. He also will perform advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy, as requested.

The committee meets six times a year in Washington, D.C. The members, all from the private sector, serve in a representative capacity, presenting the views and interests of a U.S. entity in their respective industry sectors.

“It’s an honor to represent NMMA on this advisory body and bring a voice to the growing international trade developments and needs happening across the global recreational boating industry,” Dammrich said in a statement.

“The recreational boating industry is uniquely American, with 93 percent of the boats sold in America, made in America. What’s more, the recreational boating industry is a net exporter — and for good reason — American-made boats, engines and marine accessories are quality products made by experienced manufacturers that evoke the spirit of America and our love affair with being on the water.”

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