Coronavirus Resources for the Outdoor Industry

2020 OIA CAPITOL summit is now postponed. Visit the Capitol Summit page for more info.

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China last year and the World Health Organization declared it a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020. With thousands of cases reported in China, OIA is deeply concerned about the health and welfare implications that this public health emergency is having on those directly impacted and on outdoor industry manufacturers, retailers and suppliers in the U.S. that work closely with partners in China. OIA is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and getting regular updates from government officials so we can better understand this situation. We will share the latest data and resources on this page. We also want to hear directly from you on how the coronavirus is impacting your business and how OIA may best offer its support.

OIA WEBINAR: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Speakers: Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group and lead of the firm’s China team; Douglas Grob, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group; Rich Harper, Manager of International Trade, Outdoor Industry Association As China and the world respond to the health and welfare of all those affected by the coronavirus, we are beginning to see the economic strains of this new crisis. Like many industries, exports of outdoor products and inputs sourced from China have been impacted. In a challenging trade environment, outdoor companies must now manage this new threat to their global value chains and their ability to bring product to market. Join us for a special presentation from two China experts at Albright Stonebridge Group, a D.C.-based global strategic advisory firm, who will discuss the current situation on the ground in China and the region, the Chinese government’s response and the next steps.

As China and the world respond to the health and welfare of all those affected by the coronavirus, we are beginning to see the economic strains of this new crisis. Like many industries, exports of outdoor products and inputs sourced from China have been impacted. In a challenging trade environment, outdoor companies must now manage this new threat to their global value chains and their ability to bring product to market.

Join us for a special presentation from two China experts at Albright Stonebridge Group, a D.C.-based global strategic advisory firm, who will discuss the current situation on the ground in China and the region, the Chinese government’s response and the next steps.

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Date Recorded March 3, 2020

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Last year at this time, there were about 15,000 inbound/outbound passengers going to and from China a day.
  • In the last 3 days, there have been below 2,000 flying to China, as there are no more US carriers who are flying to there.
  • Inbound passenger numbers have dropped well below 2,000.
  • Because of President Trumps’ 212F proposal, the proportion of inbound travelers is largely American.
  • No airport is seeing more than a few hundred passengers a day from China. All incoming passengers are screened, and those who are symptomatic are handed off to the CDC and quarantine arrangements are made.
  • There are very sensitive supply chain economic interactions we are worried about as well, and we have gone out of our way to make sure cargo continues to flow. We are already analyzing what issues might arise from this. 
  • Economic vitality is essential to producing the goods to battle this epidemic if it gets worse.
  • Flight and shipping crews have been treated differently in order to allow trade to continue.
  • For example, if we have a ship that isn’t symptomatic, they will allow crews to disembark ONLY to unload cargo, and they must IMMEDIATELY return to their ship.
  • We are committed to working through this together with cooperation from  the Fed, the states, and localities

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