New U.S. ski board manufacturer says it won’t offer skis for sale in Canada
A U.N.-sanctioned ski board maker said Wednesday that it won�t sell skis in Canada because it doesn�t believe there is enough demand.
The company, U.K.-based Snowboard Systems, has been trying to expand its product portfolio to include snowboards since it started manufacturing in the U.G. in 2004.
The skis, which cost about $500 each, are also sold by companies in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Ski Board Systems says it will continue to work with the Canadian government on the implementation of a new law that would allow manufacturers to produce skis and snowboards in the country, which it considers to be a �free trade zone� that allows imports of goods that are subject to tariffs.
Snowboard systems manufactures skis under the Snowboard Skis brand.
Ski board manufacturers say the government has not given them any indication that the law is on the horizon, and that they would need to consult with U.s. regulators before selling skis to Canadians.
The U. S. government is considering a law that could allow skis that are made in Canada to be sold in the US.
The Canadian government has said it is considering its own legislation that could extend the protection of skis from tariffs to products made elsewhere in the world.