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Minor Tariff Relief for All But One OTR Tire Maker

Most off-the-road tire manufacturers in India and Sri Lanka will pay slightly lower tariffs on their imported products following the final stage of investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The exception is Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT).

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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.

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Analyst: Tough Road Ahead for Truck Tire Market

At the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the tough market environment was on the minds of commercial tire dealers and manufacturers. The good news is there's an expectation for a turnaround in the first half of 2017.

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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.

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USW 'Disappointed' in Tariff Decision, But Will Keep Fighting

The United Steelworkers union is "disappointed" in the preliminary determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce in its investigation of imported off-the-road tires. The union says it will continue to press for protection from those imports on behalf of the 2,500 workers it represents who manufacture OTR tires in the U.S.

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DOC Finds No Evidence of Dumping in Initial Tariff Ruling

There is no evidence that off-the-road tire makers in India have sold products in the U.S. at less-than-fair-market prices, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says. As a result, OTR tire manufacturers in that country will not be charged anti-dumping tariffs.

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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.

The tariffs apply to truck and bus tires, including tube-type, tubeless, radial or non-radial tires.
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DOC: Chinese Truck Tires Are Subject to Tariffs

Commercial truck and bus tires imported from China are benefitting from subsidies from the Chinese government, and as a result the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says those tires should be subject to tariffs up to 23.38%.

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Camso Refutes OTR Tire Tariff

Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, contests the U.S. Department of Commerce's preliminary ruling that it benefits from unfair government subsidies in its manufacturing of off-the-road tires in Sri Lanka.

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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."

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