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OIA Statement on Restart of US, China Trade Talks

June 29, 2019

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Cody Wertz
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We welcome news that there is a pause in the escalating trade war with China and no new tariffs will be imposed on outdoor companies and their products for an indefinite period. Now is the time for President Trump and Chinese President Xi to quickly finalize a trade deal, remove all punitive tariffs and free our American businesses and consumers from the economic burden of billions of dollars in increased costs this trade war has already caused,” said Patricia Rojas-Ungar, vice president of government affairs for Outdoor Industry Association. “Until a deal is concluded American businesses face increased uncertainty at a time when they should be innovating new products and potentially adding new employees – let’s get it done.

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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 over 1,300 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