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Industry Update: Growth in Adversity for China-Based Tiremakers

Despite a very tough year, the Chinese tire industry continues to make headlines for its sheer size, overseas expansions and tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Dept. of Commerce Revises Countervailing Duties on 3 Chinese PLT Tiremakers

The Department of Commerce has amended its countervailing duty administrative review of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) imported from China.

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North American Retreading Market Expected to Grow Despite Competition

The North American retreading market is expected to grow, but only marginally, through 2025.

TRIB Supports Investigation of Chinese TBR Tires

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) supports the International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce’s investigation of imported TBR tires from China. While the initial investigation is comparing the impacts of new imported tires on new domestically produced tires, TRIB is working with the ITC to educate the commission on the negative impacts

Looking Into Plant Expansion

The hustle and bustle of 23 million people in the streets of Shanghai is echoed in Double Coin Holding’s factories in and north of the city. From one end of the factories to the other – the mixers, calendars and extruders to tire fabrication and curing – the buzz of activity is everywhere. Tire Review

Raising the Bar: Safety Systems for People or Profit?

If you raise the bar should you expect others to follow? Does raising the bar establish only one new level of competence or does it instill consistent focus on continuous improvement? What if you felt that raising the bar would benefit another group, but that group doesn’t seem to notice or care? Where is the

Record Number of Exhibitors Attend CITExpo

The China International Tire Expo in Shanghai had the most exhibiters in show history in 2015, with more than 350 exhibitors present at the Everbright Centre, according to Tyres & Accessories. CITExpo opened Sept. 9 and the record number of exhibitors has prompted the expo’s organizer, Reliable International Exhibition Services, to move CITExpo to the Shanghai

China: Exposed and Explained

When Jim Smith, editor of Tire Review, asked me to write this piece, he said, “Americans don’t really understand how China works.” So he asked me to try and explain it in 1,800 words, more or less. In some ways, China is similar to the U.S. The consumer tire market is completely different from the

ATD Almost There, But Chinese Tiremakers Face New Problem

As Maxwell Smart would have said, “Missed it by that much.” Fourteen places. That’s how close American Tire Distributors was to making the Fortune 500 list. The tire distribution giant logged in at 514 on the annual list, not quite on the big board, but well ahead of the days when it couldn’t even hit

China Upset About Tire Duties

China’s Commerce Ministry criticized the U.S. for imposing duties on certain passenger and light truck tires imported from the country, according to Reuters. The ministry called the move “unreasonable” and harmful to world trade. China made several official protests to the Department of Commerce for its methods. The country claims the U.S.’s methods damage Chinese

View From Europe: China Tiremaker Consolidation Impacts World

[Editor’s Note: Europe’s Tyres & Accessories magazine has been closely following the shifts in China’s tire industry, and has reported extensively on how plant closures, business failures and consolidations are impacting tire markets in other parts of the world, including the U.S. This editorial appears in T&A’s current issue.] A couple of months ago we

DOC Announces Antidumping, Countervailing Duties

The Department of Commerce announced its final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations on the import of certain Chinese made passenger and light truck tires on June 12. View a complete breakdown of the rates here. The International Trade Commission is scheduled to make a final determination on whether or not the