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Passenger Tire Shipments Are Up, and Down

There's good news and bad news when it comes to the latest 2015 tire shipment projections from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA.) Here's some good news: Replacement passenger tire shipments are expected to exceed what the RMA predicted a year ago.

Bridgestone is investing in its Tokyo R&D center, and as a result, moving its passenger and light truck tire production at that facility to other plants in Japan.
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Bridgestone Shifting Tire Production in Japan

Bridgestone Corp. is expanding its research and development center in Kodaira City, Tokyo, and as a result moving and consolidating its passenger and light truck tire production from that same facility to other manufacturing plants in Japan.

For consumers shopping for all-season tires with maximum tread life, Michelin’s lineup now includes the Defender LTX M/S, with fitments for 1/2- and 3/4-ton pickups, plus crossovers and SUVs.
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Michelin replaces the LTX M/S2

The newest tire in Michelin North America Inc.’s fleet isn’t designed to be an original equipment star. But that’s not to say the tire manufacturer isn’t expecting big things from the Defender LTX M/S. Michelin believes the Defender LTX is destined to become its top selling light truck tire — in part because it’s replacing the company’s current No. 1 LT tire.

Michelin is replacing its top selling light truck tire with the Defender LTX. The tire will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2015.
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Meet Michelin's new LT tire: the Defender LTX

The newest tire in Michelin North America Inc.’s fleet isn’t designed to be an original equipment star. But that’s not to say the tire manufacturer isn’t expecting big things from the Defender LTX M/S. Michelin believes the Defender LTX is destined to become its top selling light truck tire — in part because it’s replacing the company’s current No. 1 LT tire.

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When will importers pay both tariffs?

With the countervailing duty (CV) on a temporary hiatus, one big tariff question remains: When will U.S. Customs and Border Protection begin to collect both the CV and the anti-dumping (AD) duties on passenger and light truck tires imported from China?

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Another twist: One tariff is on hold!

If the process that lead to the imposition of tariffs hasn’t left you confused already, this might do the trick. Importers of tires from China aren’t being billed for both the anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties.

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UPDATED: One manufacturer's tariff reaction: 'stunned'

Following the U.S. Department of Commerce’s re-calculation of anti-dumping and countervailing duty rates, domestic manufacturers and marketers affected by the determination generally are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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