ACEM, representing the motorcycle industry, would like to actively contribute to the impending discussions on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, transitional arrangements and the future relationship between the UK and the EU. This paper identifies and explains the topics we are facing in the wake of the withdrawal negotiations to facilitate a swift result and to re-establish a solid, dependable basis for future planning and investment.

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Combined registrations of motorcycles and mopeds in the EU have reached 240,924 units during the first quarter of 2018, representing a decrease of 6.1% compared to same period of the previous year, according to the latest figures released today by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

La Asociación Nacional de Empresas del Sector de Dos Ruedas (Anesdor) y la Asociación Europea de Fabricantes de Motocicletas (ACEM) han solicitado a los gobiernos europeos que excluyan a las motocicletas estadounidenses de los productos americanos a los que se aplicarán aranceles en respuesta al anuncio de Estados Unidos de imponer mayores tasas comerciales al acero y al aluminio de fuera del país... Continue reading in El Economista.

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El Economista - Los fabricantes piden que las marcas de motos estadounidenses queden fuera de los aranceles en Europa

 

La Asociación Nacional de Empresas del Sector de Dos Ruedas (Anesdor) y la Asociación Europea de Fabricantes de Motocicletas (ACEM) han solicitado a los gobiernos europeos que excluyan a las motocicletas estadounidenses de los productos americanos a los que se aplicarán aranceles en respuesta al anuncio de Estados Unidos de imponer mayores tasas comerciales al acero y al aluminio de fuera del país... Continue reading in Europa Press.

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Europa Press - Los fabricantes piden que las marcas de motos estadounidenses queden fuera de los aranceles en Europa

One day ahead of the Brussels European summit, where the 28 Heads of State and Government will discuss trade policy, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) calls on EU governments to exclude motorcycles from the lists of American products on which the EU will increase customs duties. The EU stands ready to retaliate against the US following the decision of the Trump administration to impose additional duties on imports of steel and aluminium products including European ones.

ACEM wrote to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen, to express its concern about the escalation of this trade conflict. In its letter, the European motorcycle industry explained that by enacting retaliatory tariffs on American motorcycles, the EU may end up triggering American retaliatory measures against European-made motorcycles and scooters.

Since this would severely damage not only motorcycle manufacturers in Europe, but also European manufacturers of parts, components and accessories (many of which are SMEs) and providers of services demanded by motorcycle companies, ACEM calls on EU governments and the European Commission to exclude American motorcycle exports from their retaliation and compensation lists. ACEM will elaborate on the negative consequences for the motorcycle sector of this trade dispute in its reply to a public consultation launched by the European Commission.

ACEM President and CEO of KTM AG, Stefan Pierer, who is today attending the ACEM General Assembly hosted by Peugeot Scooters in Sochaux (France), said: “Europe is one of the most important markets for American exporters of motorcycles, and about 30% of all European motorcycle exports go to the US. This trade dispute could be extremely damaging for both sides. Nobody wins with trade wars”.

ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot said: “We call on EU Member States to urgently exclude American motorcycle exports from its retaliation and compensation lists. We also encourage the European Commission to work constructively with Washington to reach a negotiated solution to the steel and aluminium issues, and to de-escalate the conflict. The motorcycle sector must not be brought into this trade dispute”.

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About 300,000 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in the EU.

According to EUROSTAT figures, in 2016 the EU’s exports of motorcycles to the US amounted to € 483.1 million, which represented 29.1% of all European motorcycle exports. Furthermore, EU-based companies exported € 139.6 million in motorcycle parts and components to America (30.8% of the total). In 2016, the US was the first destination for European exports of motorcycles as well as parts and components.

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe. ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations.

ACEM manufacturing members, which include some of the largest multinationals in the sector, are: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Ducati Motor holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, PIAGGIO, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha.

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Communiqué de presse - Stefan Pierer, PDG de KTM AG et Président de l’ACEM : « Dans une guerre commerciale, personne ne gagne » [PDF]

Comunicato stampa - Stefan Pierer, Presidente dell’ACEM e CEO di KTM AG, afferma: “Nessuno uscirà vincitore da questa guerra commerciale” [PDF]

Press release - ACEM President and CEO of KTM AG, Stefan Pierer: “Nobody wins with trade wars” [PDF]

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