In a surprising and alarming decision, the Obama Administration announced late Friday that it is formally opposing all outdoor industry duty suspension bills.
This has potentially devastating consequences for outdoor manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers. We need your help to convince Congress and the Administration that these bills are essential to the health of the outdoor industry.
If the Obama Administration's position is allowed to prevail, prices on many footwear styles would go up by as much as 38% on January 1, 2013. This would compromise the availability of best selling hiking, fishing, and trail running footwear and would have a detrimental impact on the 2013 retail season.
For more information please go to outdoorindustry.org/IndustryAtRisk to access all the materials (e.g., background, talking points, sample letters, etc.) you need to lend your voice to this effort. Congress will decide over the next two days, so it's urgent that you act immediately.
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