Tag: European Commission

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn. Earlier this month, Michelin shared the latest developments in the quest for ‘Long Lasting Performance’.

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Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

Vipal: Optimism returning to Europe’s retreading sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s almost eight months since the European Commission made its final decision regarding anti-dumping duties on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, and Vipal Rubber is celebrating what it considers an “upturn in the tyre retreading market in Europe.”

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Chinese truck tyres: EC says anti-dumping duties effective

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission reports that applying anti-dumping duties to truck and bus tyres manufactured in China is having the desired effect. According to EC figures, dumped or subsidised imports were 81 per cent lower six months after the measures were imposed than during the investigation period.

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Carmakers will look to ‘pool’ ahead of tough CO2 emission rules in Europe – GlobalData

9th April 2019 | 0 Comments

As average vehicle CO2 emissions trend upwards in Europe, carmakers are looking to form 'pools' that can help avoid large fines under new tighter EU CO2 emission rules that come into force in 2021. Dave Leggett, automotive editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view.

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Evaluation of EU Block Exemption Regulation begins

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The IAAF has announced it is working in conjunction with FIGIEFA to give input to the EU Commission’s review of the Block Exemption Regulation (BER) (EU) No 461/2010, which is now underway in Brussels.

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STARCO states opposition to EC anti-dumping complaint

5th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In February, the European Commission announced the start of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning steel road wheels imported from the People's Republic of China. The focus is primarily upon wheels for cars and trucks, however the proceeding also covers wheels for road-going tractors as well as for non-powered vehicles such as trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. The proceeding followed a complaint lodged on 3 January by the Association of European Wheel Manufacturers (EUWA).

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No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

No public charge points for electric or hydrogen trucks, says ACEA

21st January 2019 | 0 Comments

A lack of recharging and refuelling infrastructure suitable for electric and other alternatively-powered trucks across the EU threatens CO2 targets, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) states. The ACEA has published new data on public charge points ahead of a meeting on Europe’s first-ever CO2 targets for trucks, producing a chart to demonstrate its findings.

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EC: “Important number of subsidies” uncovered by anti-subsidy investigation

EC: “Important number of subsidies” uncovered by anti-subsidy investigation

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to announcing its final decision on measures related to Case AD640, its anti-dumping proceeding on new and retreaded truck and bus tyres manufactured in China, the European Commission has commented briefly on Case AS641, the anti-subsidy investigation focusing on these products.

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EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

EU makes final truck tyre anti-dumping duties decision, retains fixed rates for manufacturers

22nd October 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union has made its conclusive statement on the introduction of anti-dumping tariffs on truck and bus tyres and retreads manufactured in China. As previously announced, the EU will impose fixed rate anti-dumping duties on the products, with the final regulation 2018/1579 implemented from 23 October. This ends speculation that percentage rates could be applied. In fact, the EU has revised tariff levels up, almost across the board.

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ETRMA: Science & evidence-based choices essential to achieve legislative targets

18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The subject of tyre and road wear particles (TRWP) was also broached at the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association’s (ETRMA) Board of Directors meeting. The Board stressed the importance of political debate – both on this issue and about the wider topic of sustainable mobility – adopting a strong scientific approach, based on facts and solid knowledge. Franco Annunziato, president of the ETRMA, called attention to the “value of having law-making, guided by robust science and based on evidences, as the only way to achieve the legislators’ targets.”

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MSTyr15: Improving awareness of tyre labelling

MSTyr15: Improving awareness of tyre labelling

20th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The coordinator of the Market Surveillance Action on Tyres 2015 (MSTyr15) project claims success in its goal of ensuring that Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009 on the labelling of tyres is effectively enforced. In a statement, PROSAFE (Product Safety Forum of Europe) has shared details of the 28-month project.

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Make tariffs great again

6th August 2018 | 0 Comments

The tyre industry has seen its fair share of import tariffs in recent years. The largest scale of these, across the widest range of products, was initiated by the US against Chinese produced car tyres in 2009. That president has been and gone since then (as have further tariffs on car tyres and OTR tyres), but still tariffs are making a huge impact on the tyre industry in the USA and beyond.

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NTDA: EC anti-subsidy decision ‘no great surprise’

NTDA: EC anti-subsidy decision ‘no great surprise’

1st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Following decisions on the part of the European Commission (EC) to review its Chinese truck tyre anti-dumping tariffs and to decide against implementing anti-subsidy remedies against Chinese-produced tyres for the time being, the industry itself has been responding to the news. For its part, the UK’s National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) was not shocked by the news that the EC is not planning to implement anti-subsidy (otherwise known as counter-veiling duties) and highlighted difficulties associated with their implementation.

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Chinese truck tyres: EC proposes revised anti-dumping duties

Chinese truck tyres: EC proposes revised anti-dumping duties

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to an internal document sent to EU member states and national tyre trade associations, we now have a clearer idea about what form the European Commission’s final anti-dumping measures against Chinese truck and bus tyres may take. The Commission favours a system of fixed, per-tyre duties similar to the preliminary duties introduced in May; the silver lining for Chinese tyre makers is that it has recommended these duties be reduced.

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EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

EC decides against tyre anti-subsidy measures – for now

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent published articles have led to uncertainty regarding duties upon new and retreaded bus and truck tyres originating in the People's Republic of China. On 13 July, the European Commission announced its decision not to impose anti-subsidy measures during its ongoing investigation into these products. This decision reflects the Commission’s practice of not simultaneously imposing provisional anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures prior to reaching a final decision on the matter.

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