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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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‘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.

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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.

The DOC has recalculated its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate to account for two errors that affected the initial figure.
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DOC Error Forces Higher Tariffs on all Truck Tires From China

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck and bus tires imported from China. As a result, the rates for every manufacturer and importer are increasing to 30.36%, which is nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation.

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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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