Anti-Dumping Probe Raises China’s Ire
(Akron/Tire Review) China’s Ministry of Commerce has stated its “firm” objection to US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy charges related to tyres imported from that country.
The US Commerce Department, acting on unfair trade practices complaints by Titan International and the United Steelworkers – a complaint later joined by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire and Denman Tire Corp. – launched a formal investigation. The tyremakers and union want the US to impose duties on China-made OTR tyres the US group claims are unfairly priced.
The Chinese government claims the investigation is “an abuse of World trade Organization rules,” and will hurt trade relations between the two countries.