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Tariffs on Imported Steel Affect the Tire Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is investigating the national security implications of steel imports, and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has testified consumers, as well as the U.S. military, depend on tires and the availability of certain imported steel is critical.

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OTR Tire Makers Appeal Tariffs

Eight tire manufacturers who produce off-the-road tires in China have filed complaints or other court papers saying the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) erred when it recalculated tariff rates. This week Titan Tire Corp. and the United Steelworkers (USW) joined the appeal.

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Some Tariff Rates Go Up, Others Go Down

The latest annual reviews of tariffs on off-the-road tires from China have resulted in changes to how much tire makers and importers will pay on the tires they import into the U.S.

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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.

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Union Official Calls Tariff Vote 'A Huge Mistake'

The leader of the United Steelworkers union says the International Trade Commission has made "a huge mistake" in not imposing tariffs on truck and bus tires from China. And based on early feedback from Modern Tire Dealer readers, tire dealers and particularly retreaders agree.

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Double Coin Fights for Lower Tariff Rates — and Wins

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has admitted errors in its tariff calculations on two truck and bus tire manufacturers in China, and as a result has lowered the rates Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. — and all companies — will pay. 

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