ITC Hearings: The Obvious Details - Tire Review Magazine

ITC Hearings: The Obvious Details

Really want to know what “evidence” President Obama relied on to make his decision to slap a three-year added tariff on consumer tires imported from China?

So did I.

Sure I had see bits and glints from various official sources, but I just got my hands on the 400-page transcript of the International Trade Commission hearings on the USW’s Section 421 complaint.

It’s an amazing read. Long, but amazing.

Our friends at the HeavyTreadin’ blog did a massive two part analysis of the document, and while I don’t agree necessarily with all of their takes, they certainly spotted the huge holes in the union’s argument and are dead nuts on that the USW’s position was bolstered by the lack of participation by the Big 3.

For your convenience, here are PDFs of those hearings, as well as the ITC’s actual decision. Enjoy!


ITC Hearing Transcript


 ITC Remedy Vote



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