New rules to revitalise EU tire labelling scheme?

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London – The European Commission has adopted proposals for a new regulation to extend the scope of tire labelling to heavy-duty vehicles and increase consumer-awareness and enforcement of the scheme across the EU.

If voted through by the European Parliament, the regulation will, from 1 Jan, 2020, oblige suppliers to display tire labels in all forms of purchase, including in-shop and online.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

U.S.-China trade truce triggers European share surge

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a truce at the G20 meeting on Saturday, halting additional tariffs and agreeing to fresh talks aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days.

Although markets reacted positively, some investors and analysts said the outcome had already been partly anticipated and there remained much for the two to agree upon.

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ANRPC meet stresses need to tackle emerging challenges

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The 11th Annual Rubber Conference of Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC), hosted by the Government of Thailand, was held in Chiang Rai on October 8, 2018 with the theme “Adapting for the emerging mega trends”. There were 187 participants from 11 countries, including 93 from Thailand. The inaugural session started with a welcome address by Somboon Siriwech, Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Province.

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U.S., Canada, Mexico continue brinkmanship on trade deal until signing

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – The leaders of Mexico, Canada and the United States were due to sign a North American trade pact on Friday, although brinkmanship over the final details of the deal continued through the eve of the signing.

It was unclear what exactly the three countries would sign. They agreed on a deal in principle to govern the more than trillion dollars of mutual trade after a year and a half of acrimonious negotiations concluded with a late-night bargain just an hour before a deadline on Sept. 30.

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ITC hearing on China steel-wheel import duties set for Jan. 8

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China in Washington.

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Brexit chaos looms larger over United Kingdom’s rubber sector

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LONDON–The prospect of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union looms ever larger with the Westminster government now in near meltdown over the Brexit deal negotiated with EU officials.

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SRI publishes natural rubber policy

As a founding member of the recently-launched Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR), Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. has turned its attention to the human and environmental issues related to the growth, harvesting and use of natural rubber. Its position has now been set out in the company’s ‘Sustainable Natural Rubber Policy.’

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Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight

Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.

Current evidence suggests that PM2.5 alone causes more deaths and illnesses than all other environmental exposures combined. For that reason, one of us (Douglas Brugge) recently wrote a book to try to spread the word to the broader public.

Developed countries have made progress in reducing particulate air pollution in recent decades, but much remains to be done to further reduce this hazard. And the situation has gotten dramatically worse in many developing countries – most notably, China and India, which have industrialized faster and on vaster scales than ever seen before. According to the World Health Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s children breathe air so polluted it threatens their health and development.

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U.S. car-tariff truce with Europe may end soon, EU’s Juncker signals

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BERLIN — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signaled that Europe’s avoidance of extra U.S. car tariffs might last only until year-end, the latest indication of the fragility of the trans-Atlantic truce reached in the summer. U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with Juncker at a meeting in Washington in July to hold off new duties while the two sides work toward reducing tariffs and non-tariff barriers on industrial goods shipped between the European Union and the U.S. “We had achieved that there will not be a new trade conflict over the summer months until the end of the …

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eTracks Releases MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee Schedule effective January 1st, 2019

As January 1st, 2019 approaches, eTracks provides customers with more details on the Tire Recovery Fees surrounding the Medium Truck and OTR Tires. eTracks has calculated the 2019 MT & OTR Tire Recovery Fee and has determined that the rates are to be remitted by Producers when reporting tire supply to eTracks Tire Management Systems. …

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