Articles by Joy Kopcha

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Black's Tire Event Will Help Customers Plan for 2021

The wholesale division of Black’s Tire Service Inc. regularly plans events for its customers, bringing in vendors, trainers and speakers to talk about how they can improve their businesses. In 2020, that’s proven to be more important than ever. And so with safety precautions in place, the show will go on.


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Updated: All Tariffs on Chinese PLT Tires Will Remain

Without Tariffs, DOC Predicts Market Would Return to Previous Conditions

Five years after tariffs were imposed on passenger and light truck tires imported from China, the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined removing those tariffs would likely result in tires being dumped in the U.S. market and subsidized by the Chinese government once again. As a result, both the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2015 will stand.


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The 'Best' and Busiest Online Tire Stores

People love lists, right? I do, anyway. And Newsweek and global researcher Statista have published an interesting one with insights on what’s important to online shoppers. They’ve named 1,000 online shops (websites) the “Best Online Shops 2021.” And yes, there are tire retailers in the mix.


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Next PLT Tariff Ruling Delayed to End of 2020

The ongoing investigation of whether passenger and light truck tires imported from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are being dumped in the U.S. market for less than fair value definitely won’t be settled in 2020. The Department of Commerce has agreed to a 50-day extension for preliminary determinations.


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Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Pandemic Paves the Way for Secondary Financing

Thousands of tire dealers across North America have turned to no-credit finance providers as a way to reach more customers and capture additional sales at the front counter. And now, with the economy in a constant state of uncertainty thanks to COVID-19, dealers say this service is even more critical.
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