Trump Plans To Fill Vacancy on Trade Commission

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is a step closer to having a full six-person membership. Jason Kearns, who had been nominated to the commission by President Barack Obama days before he left office, is expected to be re-nominated for the same post by President Donald Trump.  


3 Things Revealed in the OTR Tire Tariff Ruling

A 186-page final report from the International Trade Commission following its vote to impose tariffs on off-the-road tires from India and Sri Lanka provides insight into the OTR tire market. One takeaway: there are four things more important than price.


Tire Companies, and Dealers, Square Off in Hearing on Tariffs

The investigation of whether off-the-road tires from India and Sri Lanka should be subject to tariffs is front and center at the start of 2017. On Jan. 4 those supporting and opposing tariffs are going head-to-head in a hearing before the International Trade Commission. Here’s the lineup.


The ITC explains its vote on Chinese tire tariffs

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has explained why it upheld anti-dumping and countervailing duty tariff rates on Chinese imports of passenger and light truck tires set by the Department of Commerce (DOC).


ITC must rule on Chinese tires by July 18

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is investigating antidumping and countervailing duty claims made against companies exporting consumer tires from China to the United States.


Union favors duties on OTR tires from China

The United Steelworkers (USW) supports the unanimous affirmative vote by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to keep existing duties on OTR tires imported from China.

“Pricing is based on what we believe is the value of the product,” says Michelin North America CEO Dick Wilkerson. “Will stress (in the U.S.) market increase the value of the product? I’m not sure of that.”

Manufacturers refuse to choose

Nearly all of the tire manufacturers outside of China were non-committal while the consumer tire import controversy played itself out. Many released statements, but they said little and refused to take sides, even after the final decision was announced.

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