Tire and Rubber Industry Navigates the New Normal in International Trade

The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.

“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”

Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided 

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Summary of Latest News in the Global Rubber Industry


Summary of Latest News and Events in the Global Rubber Industry …


21/6 Indonesian authorities are unfazed by a recent drop in natural rubber prices as market fundamentals remain strong, Reuters has reported. According to…

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Isri, Rma oppose Conn. recycling proposals


HARTFORD, Conn. — The Rubber Manufacturers Association and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries are opposing proposals from the Connecticut legislature that would create Extended Producer Responsibility systems for tire recycling.

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Interview: Working hand in glove for Margma’s success


This week we get thoughts and views from Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) president Denis Low Jau Foo.


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ANRPC Releases Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2017


The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) is happy to release its Natural Rubber Trends & Statistics, January 2017. Natural rubber (NR) prices have registered a good start in the beginning of 2017 with an average 10% growth across key NR markets, in spite of the price decline to US$1.00 per kilogram during early […]

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Rubber Division adds table top exhibit to spring meeting

AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division is offering a limited number of table top exhibits during its spring technical meeting in Beachwood, Ohio.

The spring session—its 191st technical meeting—will be held April 25-27 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Beachwood.

On the first day of the meeting, April 25, the Rubber Division for the first time will offer table top exhibits for attendees to visit during breaks, at lunch and during the Welcome Reception that evening. They are available for the first 25 companies to sign up at a cost of $500. That includes a six-foot table, a chair and complimentary entrance for one representative to exhibit.

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USW, importers face off at ITC duties hearing


WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2017) — Depending on who’s talking, truck and bus tires imported from China are either underpriced and subsidized products that have snatched market share from domestic manufacturers or are products that have little substitutability with U.S.-produced tires.

These were the opposing views presented at the Jan. 24 hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC). This hearing represents the ITC’s final public consideration of whether imported Chinese truck and bus tires have caused material injury to the U.S. truck and bus tire industry.

The United Steelworkers (USW) union filed petitions in January 2016 with the ITC under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act, requesting antidumping and countervailing duty relief against Chinese truck and bus tire imports.

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Grand conclusion to Reifen China & RubberTech China 2016


Reifen China, organized jointly by China United Rubber Corporation (CURC) and Messe Essen, Germany, presented a host of latest products from industries such as tyres, wheels, repair material, valves, garage equipment and accessories amongst other products.

Exhibitor categories included tyre manufacturing, trading, retreading, tyre accessories, repair shops, associations and institutions. The companies that displayed their tyre products included ZC Rubber, Double Coin, Triangle, Guizhou Tyre, ChemChina, Hengfeng Tire, Yinbao Tyre, Shengtai Group, Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co.,Ltd. etc.

The 13th China International Tyre Resources Recycling Expo organized by China Tyre Recycling Association was held in association with Reifen China 2016 and enriched the exhibits range with tyre retreading, rubber powder, reclaimed rubber and waste tyre pyrolyzing, thus forming a complete industry chain of rubber products from manufacturing to circulation utilization.

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ANRPC predicts 4.1% growth in Natural Rubber consumption

Consumption of natural rubber in ANRPC member-countries, which accounts for 65% of the global demand, is anticipated to grow at 4.1 per cent to 8.024 million tonnes during 2016 against the previous year, according to latest statistics from the association. ANRPC member-countries are estimated to have consumed a total quantity of 7.387 million tonnes of NR during the first 11 months of 2016, up 4.3 per cent year-on-year basis.

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SNR-i registration update – 2016

IRSG is pleased to inform that by the end of 2016 thirty eight (38) companies/organisations have completed the self-declaration on the SNR-i. Among these 38 self-declared registrants, 58%  fall under processors, 21% under down-stream-tyre and 11% each under plantation and trader categories.

Established by the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), SNR-i is a voluntary industry project to ensure that the rubber industry can build on its best practices plus demonstrate and communicate throughout the natural rubber value chain.


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