China to Formulate Tyre Industry Policy
The Asia Pulse new agency is reporting that an official from the Chinese State Development and Reform Commission recently said the government is soliciting suggestions from relevant parties on a draft tyre industry policy.
The policy, devised by the China Association of Rubber Industry and China International Engineering Consulting Corp, is expected to be made public in the first half of 2005, after it has been revised. The new industrial policy is expected to support enterprises developing advanced technology, encourage the production of radial tyres and slow down the production of bias tyres.
According to the draft policy, China will adopt market access management for tyre industry and work out compulsory technical rules relating to tyre quality, safety, environment protection, energy-conservation and raw material consumption. A memorandum and approval system will be introduced to newly established tyre factories or tyre expansion projects invested by domestic and foreign investors. Relevant requirements will be imposed on the amount of investment, technical ability and products for new tyre projects. The policy will also standardise the tyre import market and ban any forms of waste or used tyre import.