In the Federal budget released on March 21st, tariffs on some sporting goods (hockey equipment) were eliminated. Unfortunately, tariffs on bicycles have not been eliminated. Instead as a result of the elimination of a preferential tariff rate on products from more than 70 countries, including China, tariffs on imported bicycles from these countries will in fact rise from 8% to 13%. The Bicycle Trade Alliance of Canada (BTAC) has created a petition asking that the government immediately amend the tariff elimination list to include the 13% on bicycles. Click here to view and print the petition, or here to fill out an online petition or print one of 3 pdf postcards that can be sent to BTAC for delivery to the Minster of Finance.