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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

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

Commerce Department Gives Go-Ahead on New China Tariffs

According to the United Steelworkers union, the U.S. Commerce Department decided in its favor yesterday, granting the USW legal standing to pursue additional duties on imported China-produced consumer tires. The Commerce Department ruling came three days prior to the established deadline for it to determine the union’s legal standing to seek such government action. “The

TIA Opposes New Tariff on Chinese-Made Tires

The Tire Industry Association announced it opposes the proposal from the USW that seeks antidumping and countervailing duties on China-produced consumer tires exported to the U.S. The association previously opposed the similar measure in 2009. TIA said that while this measure, despite its well intentions, would not help preserve manufacturing jobs and could be harmful

The Ins and Outs of the New Tariff Petition

As we all know, on June 3 the United Steelworkers filed with the U.S. Commerce Department petitions seeking additional (and more permanent) antidumping and countervailing duties on China-produced consumer tires exported to the U.S. What we don’t know is if the USW has the legal standing to obtain – let alone seek – such government

Horizon’s Guerrieri: New Tariff Bad for Consumers, Bad Business

Responses from the industry to the United Steelworkers latest action to gain another additional tariff on consumer tires imported from China are beginning to surface. On June 2, the USW filed a petition requesting antidumping and countervailing duty relief under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act of 1930, claiming dumping margins as high

Chinese Monitoring USW Case

The Chinese tire industry is paying close attention to the recently filed petition by the United Steelworkers asking trade officials to launch an anti-dumping and countervailing duty against passenger and LT tires from China. “The tire case shows that the U.S. is taking a tough stance on China, a move for the Democratic Party to