Tariff fightback? What importers and associations are doing in response to European anti-Chinese truck tyre duties

Lobbying activities against the anti-Chinese truck tariffs are underway both at home and abroad. For example, the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) is sending a trade delegation to Brussels, the home of the European Commission (pictured)

It is clear that European anti-truck tyre tariffs are already having marked impact on the shape of the market. This is putting pressure on affected importers and manufacturers alike, but – as we have seen elsewhere in this feature – it could also lead to price increases and product shortages. Here Tyres & Accessories takes a closer look at the issue and what is being done in response based on contributions of industry associations such as the NTDA and ITMA as well as key industry figures.

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