PRESENTERS: Patricia Rojas-Ungar, Outdoor Industry Association; Matthew Anderson, Charter Brokerage; Kay Martin, BOCO Gear; Peter Bragdon, Columbia; Sara Bowersox, KEEN
MODERATOR: Angela Hoffman, Americans for Free Trade
DESCRIPTION: The trade dispute between China and the U.S. continues to worsen. President Trump recently increased punitive tariffs on $200 billion worth of products sourced from China from 10 percent to 25 percent, including backpacks, sports bags, leather ski gloves, headwear, kayaks and camp chairs. Trump has also called for an import tax of “up to 25 percent” on $300 billion in additional goods including all outdoor apparel, footwear and sporting goods, significantly raising costs for outdoor companies and consumers and dealing another blow to the outdoor recreation economy.
Join Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and outdoor company leaders for an important discussion on the economic impact of increased tariffs on the outdoor industry and how your business can respond.