‘Unintentional Errors’ Result in Higher Tariffs on Some OTR Tires

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has reversed course in one of its tire tariff investigations after discovering its previous calculations were incomplete. The result is now all but one off-the-road (OTR) tire manufacturer will pay an anti-dumping tariff on OTR tires made in India.


Truck Tire Tariffs: Who Will Pay a Lower Rate?

When the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) said its preliminary investigation found evidence of truck and bus tire makers in China dumping tires in the U.S., the agency didn’t specify which tire manufacturers would pay which tariff rate. We’ve now got that information.


Cooper Is Looking Outside of China for TBR Supply

As the federal government considers additional duties on truck, bus, and radial (TBR) tires from China, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. does not believe the domestic supply of tires will be enough to meet the demand for TBR tires in the U.S. in the near term.


European Retread Association Wants Tariffs on Chinese Truck Tires

Importing low-cost, low-quality tires from China isn't an issue of isolation for the U.S. The European Retread Association, Bipaver, says after five years of Chinese truck tires being dumped in Europe, "market conditions have worsened quickly over the last year mainly due to an increase of anti-dumping regulations in neighboring continents."


DOC Postpones OTR Tire Tariff Ruling

The U.S. Department of Commerce will not issue its preliminary ruling related to off-the-road tires allegedly dumped in the U.S. from India until August.


U.S. Determines Final OTR Tariffs from 2013-14

The U.S. Department of Commerce has changed its mind, sort of, on the tariffs imposed on OTR tires imported from China from Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014. The six exporters involved are still required to pay the tariffs, but they are not as high.

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