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Are tire manufacturers pro-tariff?

Posted on August 7, 2014

The silence is deafening. Since the United Steelworkers filed a complaint against the influx of consumer tire imports from China, not a single tire manufacturer has come out for or against a tariff.

Does that mean they want the United States government to implement a duty on these tires? We can't be sure because no one is talking. But there are signs that they are, indeed, pro-tariff.

Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich addresses this issue in his latest blog, "Tire manufacturers will like the new tariff in town." And he gets some help from a friend.

Do you think tire manufacturers are for a tariff? What about tire dealers? Read the blog, then let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

Related Topics: B.O.B., tire tariffs, USW

Comments ( 8 )
  • Ron

     | about 3 years ago

    A tarrif will squeeze the consumer as prices go up. The dealers who are selling the cheap Chinese tires will find margins shrinking along with their sales, while large companies with the ability to buy direct and wharehouse tires at current pricing will see increased sales. The bottom line is a tarrif will drive alot of small operations out of business and open the door for the Big Boys to expand market share.

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