The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) has added its name to the growing list of leading organizations and businesses that oppose passage of the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT).

As a member of Americans for Affordable Products, NSGA stands in the vanguard of organizations and companies that oppose this tax. This coalition estimates that many of America’s 42 million retail jobs would be at risk, and it estimates the cost of everyday essential products like food, clothing and medicine would increase for consumers by more than $1,700 annually.

“Those dollars reduce discretionary spending that comprise many sports, fitness and recreation purchases which keep our nation active and healthy,” said NSGA President & CEO Matt Carlson. “We urge NSGA members to contact their U.S. Representatives and Senators to voice their concerns about this middle-class and working-family stifling tax.”