A major trade dispute is brewing between the United States and the European Union (EU) over the production of large civil aircraft. The United States believes that certain EU countries are unfairly subsidizing the production of aircraft to the disadvantage of U. S. aircraft manufacturers.

In retaliation to this growing trade dispute, the United States Government is proposing to increase tariffs on a wide range of products produced in the EU. Those products range from cheese, olive oil and yes, motorcycles and motorcycle parts. Tariffs of upwards to 100% are being proposed on 500-700cc motorcycles and on all motorcycles parts coming from the EU.

On May 16, 2019, representatives from the Motorcycle Industry Council, the American Motorcyclist Association, Polaris and KTM testified in opposition to the proposed tariffs at a hearing conducted by the U. S. International Trade Commission. Public comments in support or in opposition to the proposed tariffs are being accepted up until May 28, 2019. ARRA has submitted comments in opposition to these proposed tariffs and we are hoping that ARRA members will do the same.

Comments can be filed by going to this link.

Once you have gone to this link, please scroll down to section F, “Procedures for Written Submission.”


We have provided a draft of suggested comments for you to consider using. Please modify to incorporate you own personal situation. Your input to this process is very important. Please click here to access the draft comments.

Thank you in advance for your support for ARRA and for your response to this urgent request.