TRIB to Testify at US Trade Representative Hearing on Tyre Tariffs

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 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.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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