Import and Export

  • Tariffs-US-China

    Tariffs take toll on US firms


    How two very different boating companies are impacted in different ways by the Trump administration’s tariff on Chinese goods

  • Actisense wins big at this year's Business Excellence Awards

    Actisense picks up Business Excellence Award


    Actisense, the UK-based marine electronics firm, has been named Best Import/Export Company at this year’s Business Excellence Awards held at the Telford International Centre last month.

  • Canada_US flags

    Canada’s tariff concession just part of the plan


    The Canadian government’s lifting of retaliatory tariffs on boats manufactured in the US was welcomed and appreciated by both countries’ boating industries, but it was no accident according to one official involved in the process.

  • Washington

    USMCA shows signs of faltering in US Congress


    The deal reached last year with the Trump Administration, Mexico and Canada to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is showing signs of stalling in US Congress, according to The Washington Post .

  • Brexit flag

    ICOMIA issues guidance on Brexit


    The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published its latest set of guidance notes in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

  • The Oslo International Boat Show

    Norwegian boat imports continue to grow


    The Norwegian market for pleasure boats is back with strong figures, according to trade organisation Norboat.

  • Washington

    International trade continues to cause ‘concern’ in US marine industry


    The state of trade continues to be an “area of concern” for the US marine industry, which one representative says “remains in the crosshairs” of the tariff and trade war, but there are signs of optimism.

  • Poland's Wind & Water boat show

    Polish yacht exports rise


    Polish boatbuilders have managed to increase yacht sales last year to 801 craft, up 17.3% compared with 2016.

  • Nanni N3.21

    New Nanni importer for South America


    French engine manufacturer Nanni has signed a partnership with a new dealer in Latin America. Fibrecon Marine will cover Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Chile and Argentina.

  • News

    Exports help drive growth at Bob’s Machine Shop


    From a sleepy little company with a great reputation for quality products to a growing global concern, Bob’s Machine Shop has more than doubled in size over 15 years, and the export market helped fuel that growth.