In discussing broad applicability to all members and domestic capacity, the NATM Board of Directors worked to narrow the list of applicable items and has decided to engage in seeking an exclusion of tires, jacks, and couplers. In order to effectively communicate about these items, industry input is necessary. Please complete the survey (found here) as soon as possible, but no later than August 1st. It is vital that that submission provide as much information as specificity is important to advocating for exclusion. Of particular importance are the relevant HTS codes. All surveys should be submitted to Kendra.Ansley@natm.com.
The August 1st deadline is a tight turnaround and many companies may need to work with their suppliers and distributors, but this deadline will give NATM time to ensure the information is appropriately unidentifiable for members to whom this information might be proprietary. All information provided will be used in the aggregate and presented in a way that is not traceable to any individual company.
Members are also encouraged to use the letter (found here) to contact your elected officials, customers, and other industry partners to engage them on this very important issue. Included within the letter is a draft letter for that company, partner, or elected official to send to the U.S. Trade Representative in support of the member company and the industry. Members are also encouraged to send the letter to the U.S. Trade Representative as well. Companies are welcome to adapt this letter to include items beyond tires, jacks, and couplers that effect their business. Industry support of these efforts and the continued action of collective voices working together matters, please take just a few minutes to adapt and send these letters on company letterhead.
If you have any questions, please contact Kendra.Ansley@natm.com. All members have received this communication to their inboxes, but please encourage your suppliers/distributors and peers to complete the survey promptly to ensure the necessary information is collected for NATM’s response.