USW lauds tariffs on Thai tires

Moore, Miles
July 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;7/26/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 26, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that labor union United Steelworkers (USW) is happy with the U.S. federal government's decision to cancel duty-free treatment for radial passenger tires from Thailand, however the tire industry is upset with the ruling. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, Sumitomo Rubber Co. Ltd. and Falken Tire Corp. had requested the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for an extended waiver for Thai-made passenger tires from the 4% tariffs, generally imposed on imported tires.


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