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US tire industry harmed by South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand tire imports: Trade panel

US tire industry harmed by South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand tire imports: Trade panel

24/6/2021 6:51:00 AM

US tire industry harmed by South Korea , Taiwan , Thailand tire imports: Trade panel

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday that U.S. manufacturers are 'materially injured' by imports of passenger ...

BookmarkWASHINGTON: The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday (Jun 23) that US manufacturers are"materially injured" by imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.The ITC also found subsidised passenger tires from Vietnam injure domestic manufacturers.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThe US Commerce Department as a result of the order"will issue anti-dumping duty orders on imports of these products from Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, and a countervailing duty order on imports of these products from Vietnam", the ITC said.

The Commerce Department declined to comment.The ITC also found imports of tire products from Vietnam sold in the United States at less than fair value"are negligible and voted to terminate the antidumping duty investigation concerning Vietnam". headtopics.com

In 2020, the Commerce Department opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in response to petitions filed by the United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at US tire plants.AdvertisementAdvertisement

The union praised the ITC determination."We’re grateful that the ITC affirmed what USW members see every day: A deliberate effort to undercut our domestic industry and overtake our market,” USW International President Tom Conway said in a statement.

Kevin Johnsen, who chairs the USW’s Rubber/Plastics Industry Conference, said that the current system is"clearly broken."He added:"Before we can get remedies, we must demonstrate harm in the form of lost jobs and reduced market share. By that time, American workers are already suffering."

AdvertisementThe union won orders on imported vehicle tires from China in 2015, and Chinese imports have since shrunk dramatically, allowing the domestic industry to invest in new capacity, the union said last year.The United States imported US$4.4 billion in tires from the four nations in 2020. The USW said previously tire imports from the four countries had risen nearly 20per cent since 2017, reaching 85.3 million tires in 2019. headtopics.com

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