Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Acknowledges Boating Industry's Concerns on Tariffs

Earlier this week, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, spoke to the House of Commons Committee on International Trade to provide Members of Parliament an update regarding the escalating trade war between Canada and the U.S., specifically Canada's proposed countermeasures on boats, which are the only recreational product listed in the tariffs.

The Minister was asked for comment and said, “I have heard from people in the boating sector and that is feedback that we are taking very seriously. I’ve heard the concerns of the boating industry.”

While this is no guarantee that boats will be removed from the tariff list, NMMA Canada is pleased to see that the Government of Canada is listening to our concerns. Our efforts to date, including letters to the Prime Minister, Ministers and dozens of MP’s, have been heard and are having a positive impact as we continue to work towards protecting our industry.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Sara Anghel, President, NMMA Canada at sanghel@nmma.org.