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CMA Announces Price Increase for Double Coin

China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA) is increasing prices on its Double Coin produced TBR, high speed crane and ROTR products beginning Nov. 1. Due to current pricing pressures, CMA is initiating a general price increase of up to 6% with some in-line price adjustments.

ITC Says No Duties Against Chinese Truck Tires

On Feb. 22, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced a negative determination in its final phase of anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigation against truck and bus tires from China. This means no duties will be enacted on truck and bus tires from China.

Hankook Adds New Regional Haul Tires to Commercial Line-Up

Hankook Tire America Corp. has launched two new commercial tires for regional haul applications: the AH37 and DH37.

Update: No Duties Against Chinese Truck Tires

No duties will be enacted against truck and bus tires from China following the U.S. International Trade Commission’s negative determination. Tiremakers and USW give their thoughts on the decision.

China Prepares to Push Back Against Tariffs as USW Celebrates Victory

The Chinese government has reportedly stated it will take action if the newly issued tariffs made by the U.S. Department of Commerce infringe on the country’s trade rights, the China Daily reports.

DOC Finds Dumping of TBR Imports from China

The Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of TBR tires from China yesterday afternoon and has found that truck and bus tires from China are being dumped in the U.S. at less than fair value. To level the playing field as a result of

DOC Announces Preliminary Chinese Truck Tire Duty

On June 28, the Department of Commerce issued a preliminary determination in its countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of truck and bus tires from China. The DOC’s preliminary determination assigned CVD rates ranging from 17.06 to 23.38% to counteract a tire exporters artificially low prices that result from government subsidies. These duties would be added to

Sumitomo Invests $55 Million at South Africa Plant

Sumitomo Rubber Industries is investing $55 million to start producing truck and bus tires at its South Africa passenger car and light truck tire facility. The investment in equipment will help the tiremaker meet increasing TBR tire demand in the market. Currently Sumitomo Rubber South Africa supplies imported truck and bus tires to African markets.

DOC Extends Preliminary Ruling on Chinese-Made Truck Tires Investigation

United States Department of Commerce has accepted a request from the United Steelworkers to extend the preliminary determination deadline in the countervailing duty investigation against truck and bus tires imported from China. The original preliminary determination deadline of April 25, 2016, has been moved to June 27, 2016. According to the Federal Register, the request

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

Bridgestone, PPG Partner

PPG Industries and Bridgestone Americas are partnering to create fuel-efficient tires for trucks and buses with PPG’s Agilon silica, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. PPG’s Agilon, is a high-performance silica that reduces a tires rolling resistance, making the tire more fuel efficient and improving traction and tread life, PGG said. The U.S. Department of Energy is