2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium Coming in November


The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) together with Host Sponsor, eTracks Tire Management Systems, are pleased to be hosting the 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium, held on November 7-8 at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada

This symposium brings together international experts and professionals from the tire and rubber manufacturing sectors, the rubber recycling industry, including processors, transporters, equipment manufacturers and stewardship organizations, as well as government and academia. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the varied approaches in Extended Producer Responsibility, and to compare successes and opportunities for delivering and meeting our industry’s goals.


“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” 

“Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” theme starts with the premise that corporate sustainability is fully embedded at the highest level of the industry. But what of the value chain as tires move through the market distribution channels to the final end-user? Do we have sustainable market players throughout the channels who act in accord with corporate sustainability goals and, more importantly, can these players operate in an ethical, social, environmental, cultural and economic sphere in the same way as their major suppliers?

To be sure, there are other drivers at play such as economic factors, market conditions and legislative imperatives that can work to either stymie or encourage taking sustainability. The 2108 Symposium will attempt to explore all sides of the issue in order to take the industry’s corporate sustainability where it needs to be. 


November 7-8, 2018


Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
ON L2G 3K7, Canada


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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Names Christopher Ball President, North America Tire Operations; Phil Kortokrax Promoted to Senior Vice President,…

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Names Christopher Ball President , North America Tire Operations; Phil Kortokrax Promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Operations & Procurement By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Transportation — Christopher Ball has been named Senior Vice President of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company & President of North America Tire Operations (NATO) effective March 19 . He will report to Brad Hughes , President & Chief Executive Officer.

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The CBSA’s ARL Program

by Michael Sherbo, Director of Appeals, Dominion Customs Consultants Inc.

In January 2016, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) introduced their ARL (Accounts Receivable Ledger) system. It is designed to offset an importer’s refunds by posting credits to the importer’s account and replaces the previous system of issuing refund cheques.

Prior to ARL, importers paid the duties owed. Later, if applicable, the importer would file for a refund. If the CBSA agreed, they would generate a DAS (Detailed Adjustment Statement) to show they had granted a refund to the importer. This process could take anywhere between one to two months. Importers might then wait an additional three weeks to actually receive their cheque. This meant importers were usually looking at up to three months to actually receive their cheque. 

ARL streamlined this entire process. Now, credits to an importer’s account usually show up by the next day. Because the refund comes in the form of a credit against the duties owed by the importer – it is not a cash payment – importers can access the use of the money sooner, offering them a quick improvement to their cash flow.

The CBSA will make an exception in cases where an importer has a large credit, usually if the credit is more than two months of duties payable. If the importer requests a cheque, the CBSA can send one to the importer to shorten the time needed to level out the duties owed. 

One of the challenges of ARL is visibility to an importer’s account. Currently, the only visibility to an account is shared between the importer and the CBSA. If the importer uses a service provider such as a customs broker or a consultant, those third-parties will have visibility only to the parts they’ve worked on. If the importer also uses a second service provider, they will see only the information they’ve worked on. No-one has any visibility into the other’s activity.

Add a savvy importer to the mix, one who is filing their own refunds, and none of the service providers will have any visibility to any credits that may be in the account. 

The CBSA is working on remedying this. They are looking to implement different upgrades to ARL. One of the next improvements will be for service providers to have increased visibility into their clients’ account and balance. 

In the meantime, importers need to work closely with their service providers. They need to make sure they receive accurate and prompt statements in order to track that all their credits are accounted for as quickly as possible. This is because the account can quickly become overpaid if brokers constantly pay their client’s statements only to leave refunds and credits in the account, never to come off.

Service providers automatically receive their own daily notice and statement of account on behalf of their clients.

Importers can make sure they see the previous month’s refund processed as quickly as possible by setting themselves up to receive their own daily notice and statement. There are two ways to do this. One – they can set themselves up directly with the CBSA. Although more practical, this is the more costly route. Two – they can engage a third-party service provider to obtain daily notice or statement of account information. This is the less expensive route and can be put into place with only nominal fees attached.

To find out how you can lower your landed costs, contact Howard Rosenberg, Account Executive, Dominion Customs Consultants Inc.; at hrosenberg@dominiongroup.com; or 1-888-888-3443 x 239.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Names Christopher Ball President, North America Tire Operations


Christopher Ball has been named senior vice president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and president of North America Tire Operations (NATO), effective March 19. He will report to Brad Hughes, president and CEO. Ball assumes this role following the promotion of Phil Kortokrax to the position of senior vice president, global operations and procurement.

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Menegaux to succeed Senard as Michelin CEO in 2019


CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — Group Michelin’s board of directors is recommending Florent Menegaux, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, to succeed Jean-Dominique Senard as CEO when Mr. Senard’s term expires in 2019.

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Hankook eyes continued sales growth, profits rebound in 2018


SEOUL, South Korea—Hankook’s management expects profits to rebound in 2018 as the company focuses on increasing its sales of higher value-added products and diversifying its OE portfolio.

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Toyo Tires Announces Organizational Restructure, Personnel Changes


Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has announced changes to its organizational structure, assignments for corporate officers and personnel changes, taking effect the start of February.

Toyo’s President and CEO Takashi Shimizu said in a press release that the company changed its organizational structure to better align with its operational functions and reinforce management in each of the company’s divisions: R&D, sales, production and other corporate functions.

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Walmart honors Giti Tire with U.S. manufacturing award


BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Inc. has honored Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. with a U.S. Manufacturing Award that recognizes offshore suppliers that have initiated production in the U.S.

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Alliance Tire Americas Gets John Deere’s Highest Supplier Rating


Alliance Tire Americas has been recognized for having the highest supplier rating from John Deere & Company.

The tiremaker, owned by the Yokohama Rubber Co., was named the company’s partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Alliance Tire Americas is a supplier of farm, OTR and industrial tires to John Deere’s operations in several locations.

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GM reports $3.9 billion loss for 2017


General Motors Co. reported Tuesday a loss of $3.9 billion in 2017, due largely to charges related to the new tax law and the Opel-Vauxhall sale. But GM’s continuing operations made $300 million last year, still down 96 percent from 2016. The Detroit automaker’s earnings-per-share reached $6.62. GM said last month it expected earnings-per-share of $6.50.

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