Some more bikes, tires, and bike trailers receive tariff exclusions

By Steve Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The Trump administration has announced additional Chinese tariff exclusions for some bike-related products. The exclusions exempt importers from the 25% tariff imposed by the administration as part of its trade war with China. Importers also can request repayment for the tariffs they’ve previously paid.

The new exclusions, announced Friday, apply to imports of:

  • Wire-beaded tires “weighing not more than 2.27 kg each.” (Imported under the HTS code 4011.50.0000)
  • Bikes with both wheel diameters not exceeding 63.5 cm, with a single gear and a coaster brake (HTS 8712.00.3500)
  • Bikes with both wheels exceeding 63.5 cm in diameter, each having no more than three speeds and a coaster brake (HTS 8712.00.3500)
  • “Wheeled trailers suitable for towing behind an adult bicycle, each comprising a frame of aluminum with a hitch mechanism, weighing not more than 17.5 kg, with a capacity of not more than 46 kg, with those trailers designated for carrying children meeting ASTM International standard F1975 (HTS 8716.40.0000)

The exclusions expire Aug. 7.

The bicycle exclusions were requested by Priority Outdoor Products and Huntington Beach Bicycle Company.

The trailer exclusion was granted at the request of Burley and the tire exclusion was at the request of Bell Sports. All importers of products meeting …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News