U.S. tire dumping probe clears initial trade panel vote – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes that could heap tariffs on imports of car and light truck tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam cleared an initial hurdle on Tuesday as the U.S. International Trade Commission voted to let them proceed. The commission said in a statement that it voted affirmatively in the preliminary phase investigations.

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India to set up e-trading platform for NR marketing

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KOTTAYAM, India—India’s Rubber Board is setting up an e-trading platform for natural rubber to bring transparency and visibility for buyers and sellers in the market.

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NAFTA replacement leaves many guessing in auto industry

Imagine being asked to bake a cake but not being told what kind of cake you’ll be baking and knowing you’ll be judged on the results. You might know you need milk, eggs and flour, but whether the cake needs to be chocolate or carrot is pretty important, too, and will change what you pick up during your shopping trip.

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Feds are investigating cheap import tire pricing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to determine whether the are being sold at less than fair value. The department said it was also investigating whether tire producers in Vietnam were receiving unfair subsidies for passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) The investigations were in response to petitions filed in May by the United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at U.S. tire plants. “Even though demand for PVLT increased, domestic producers were still forced to grapple with reduced market share, falling profits …

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TIA Issues Statement on ‘Invest in America Act’

On June 3, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released draft text of a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill entitled the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act” or the “INVEST in America Act.”

The bill includes $411 billion in contract authority from the Highway Trust Fund for highway, transit, safety and research programs. $319 billion is the portion allocated for the Federal-aid highway program under the Federal Highway Administration.

 

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Survey: When and how should your business internationalize?

When and how should your business internationalize?

This question has been explored around the world by research scholars for decades. An opportunity to explore this question and share in new findings is offered through a study by Mark Stoiko, a professor in the Faculty of Business, Humber College, invites industry to participate in research on how and when to internationalize a manufacturing enterprise. Participation is simple and easy.

The research follows the highest ethical standards set by the Canadian Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Human Subjects, 2nd edition (TCPS2).

Eligible survey respondents are managers in Canadian manufacturing companies who sell at least some of their products internationally. The web-based survey contains questions that should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Survey participants who choose to leave contact information will receive a table of aggregate results of the findings. The letter of information and survey for this study is found in the link below. Click on this link to get started: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/83G8TFM.

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Coalition of US Manufacturers Sends a Letter to the Members of Congress

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

The undersigned organizations urge you to quickly enact temporary and targeted liability relief legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These crucial protections should safeguard businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, as well as healthcare providers and facilities from unfair lawsuits so that they can continue to contribute to a safe and effective recovery from this pandemic.

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Canadian Auto Sector Seeks Government Customer Incentives

Canada’s automotive trade groups are pressing the federal government to launch a scrappage incentive program to help the industry out of its COVID-19-related slump.

The Canadian Automobile Dealers Assn., Global Automakers of Canada and Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Assn. have proposed that the government offer  consumers between C$1,500 to C$3,000 ($1,090 to $2,180) when they trade in an old vehicle and replace it with a new one.

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ETRMA welcomes tire labeling revision

The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) has welcomed revisions to the Tyre Labelling Regulation.

The regulation, which was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 13, aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

Labeling will have to include the tire’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.

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Michelin resuming activity ‘gradually’

The news that Michelin is reopening its UK retreading operation forms part of Michelin Group’s wider European and international reopening policy. From the start of the epidemic, the Michelin had stated that its number one concern has been to protect the health and safety of its employees and those close to them.

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