Government/Legal

News from the courthouse and legislature affecting the global tire industry.

Recent News

  • White House releases tire safety, efficiency program

    Dec 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is rolling out a series of initiatives designed to provide U.S. consumers with more guidance on selecting low rolling resistance tires and to enhance tire safety.

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  • Editorial: Price-fixing case shows culture differences

    Dec 11, 2014

    In most ways, the business world is truly global in nearly every sense of the word. But not always. Take the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust investigation into price fixing among automotive parts suppliers, a number of them in the rubber industry.

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  • RMA, TIA spar over tire registration

    Dec 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association and the Tire Industry Association are far apart on how to accomplish the goal of increasing tire registration, which was crystal-clear at the National Transportation Safety Board's Passenger Vehicle Tire Safety Symposium.

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  • Registration, recalls are top NTSB topics

    Dec 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON—A call for mandatory tire registration and a ban on the sale of “unsafe” used tires, disagreements over the need for a second Tire Identification Number and calls for a national recalled tire database were highlights of the first day of the National Transportation...

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