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Take action now: Protect American built boats!

The Department of Commerce recently initiated an unfair trade practices case for aluminum-a critical material for the marine industry.

Marine manufacturers rely on aluminum sheet for boat construction, trailers, engines, and component parts and source this raw material from domestic and foreign producers. The recent investigation by the Department of Commerce could significantly jeopardize our industry by imposing import duties of 60% and above on certain foreign aluminum. Small boat manufacturers may face not only higher prices from foreign and domestic sources, but also shortages. Wide width aluminum sheet-a staple for safe boat manufacturing may become cost prohibitive and/or unavailable.

Over 12,000 U.S. marine manufacturing jobs, 10,000 marine dealer jobs and $3 billion in aluminum boat sales could be put at risk by the Administration's action. This would impose a significant price burden on manufacturers, and ultimately has the potential to raise prices for the consumer.

Take action now and tell Congress to speak up against the Administration's action and protect American marine jobs!

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