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ITC Continuing Investigations into Truck and Bus Tires from China

The United States International Trade Commission has voted to conduct further investigations into truck and bus tires imported from China. This is the final phase of investigations. In a 4:2 vote the commission determined that there “is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of

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

ITC Prelim Conference on OTR Imports Will be Short and Sweet

There has been a good bit written concerning today’s preliminary conference before the International Trade Commission regarding the petition by Titan International and the USW claiming “material injury” from imported OTR and ag tires being “dumped” on the U.S. by tiremakers in China, India and Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, it would lead one to believe that

ITC To Hear Titan-USW Petition Against OTR Tire Imports

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a conference on Titan Tire International Inc. and the United Steelworkers (USW) union’s petition for relief from imported OTR tires produced in China, India and Sri Lanka. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the ITC headquarters in Washington, D.C. Parties supporting or opposing the petition

Final ITC Hearings on China Tire Duties Held

In what some consider a perfunctory hearing, the International Trade Commission yesterday held its session to consider final pleas from opponents and advocates of new countervailing and antidumping duties on imported China-produced consumer tires. With the final testimony of numerous parties now in hand, including that of several members of Congress and the USW as

Sentury Tire Suing Toyo

Sentury Tire Americas filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. and its U.S. affiliates for antitrust and unfair competition. Sentury Tire has also requested a declaratory judgment of both patent non-infringement and invalidity. In the complaint, Sentury Tire alleges that after Toyo

ITC Finds ‘Reasonable Indication’ of Damage from China Imports

It appears now that the fast-tracked USW complaint against imported China-made consumer tires has picked up even more speed. This morning the U.S. International Trade Commission announced that its investigation has found “reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China

The New Protectionism: Consumers Getting Rick-Rolled by The 0.0076%

I don’t get it. I don’t understand it. I don’t like it. And neither should anyone working in this industry. But in yet another tragic case of the tiny, stubby tail wagging the big dog, the USW – all 24,500 (or so) tire plant-working members – are dictating the terms and conditions under which millions

Toyo Gains Win in Design Copycatting Complaints

The U.S. International Trade Commission found in favor of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. and Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. in their complaints of tread design copycatting against a group of Chinese tiremakers and importers. The ITC’s final determination, announced late yesterday, came against eight remaining respondents in Toyo’s tire design patent infringement complaint,

ITC Fasttracks Decision, Votes 6-0 on USW Trade Plea

Even though it had until Aug. 1 to thoroughly investigate the situation and render a decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission yesterday voted 6-0 to advance the United Steelworkers petition for anti-dumping and countervailing duties on consumer tires imported from China. Chinese tiremakers, meanwhile, are planning for the worst even as they are pushing the

ITC Establishes Deadline for Preliminary Ruling in USW Case

Following the petition filed by The United Steelworkers (USW) union, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will issue a preliminary ruling to determine whether antidumping and countervailing duties are justified against passenger and light truck tires imported from China. The ITC is required to issue its ruling by July 18. On June 3, The USW union