The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has proposed a modification to their Section 301 investigation of the acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China, which led them to propose a 25% ad valorem duty on certain Chinese products. As a result of China's response to these duties, the USTR is now proposing an additional 10% duty on $200 billion in products, including new and retreaded tyres manufactured in China. Between August 20-23, the Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing at the US International Trade Commission for interested parties to comment on these proposed duties. TRIB's Managing Director, David Stevens, will testify at this hearing, and TRIB have provided the USTR with an initial outline of their testimony. The final date to provide a written submission to the USTR is August 17th and TRIB wants to hear from its members so that it can accurately represent their interests.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know:
1) Whether you support these potential tariffs or not.
2) The impacts low-cost, low-quality Chinese tyre imports have had on your businesses and employees
3) Examples of pricing of low-cost, low-quality Chinese tyre imports you are seeing in your markets.