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OIA Applauds Final Passage of USMCA As Good for Outdoor Recreation Businesses & Consumers

January 16, 2020

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Jennifer Pringle
Outdoor Industry Association

BOULDER, Colo., January 16, 2020 – “Passage of USMCA is welcome news for outdoor manufacturers, retailers and suppliers looking for some certainty in an uncertain trade environment. We applaud the Senate for voting to preserve the reciprocal duty- free market access for outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment in USMCA and strengthen labor and environment provisions. In other words — this is good for American outdoor recreation businesses and our consumers. 

“The administration should build off the momentum of this bipartisan victory and the Phase One trade deal signed yesterday with China by ending the trade war for good. Certainty and market access is essential with all of our trading partners, not just in North America. Outdoor industry businesses and jobs depend on it. Now is the time to conclude a comprehensive deal with China that immediately lifts all punitive tariffs.” – Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs at Outdoor Industry Association.


About Outdoor Industry Association

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves 1300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit