Chinese Govt Defends tyre Quality
In response to legal action initiated by US tyre importer Foreign Tire Sales, China’s official quality control organisation, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, has spoken in defence of Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber.
“There should no worries about tyres made in China,” commented Wang Xin, a senior official with the government body. He further added that the tyres were “qualified to be sold in the US.” Xin’s comments are in line with those expressed by Hangzhou Zhongce, who state that their own inspections have not found any of the faults reported by Foreign Tire Sales, and that none of the company’s other US customers have expressed concerns about the reliability of the tyres they purchased.
The controversy surrounding the Foreign Tire Sales case has sparked a wider debate on Chinese imports into the US, with some calling for tighter restrictions on what is allowed into the country.