Government/Legal

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  • CMA asks NHTSA for finding of inconsequential noncompliance

    Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON—China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a finding of inconsequential noncompliance involving 1.75 million Double Coin and Dynatrac truck and bus radial replacement tires.

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  • Senators support USW call for duties against Chinese tires

    Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Thirty-one U.S. senators have sent a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, supporting the agency's decision to initiate an investigation based on the United Steelworkers' petitions for countervailing and antidumping duties against passenger and light truck tires...

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  • Apollo apparently selects Hungary as site for tire plant

    Sep 08, 2014

    BRUSSELS—Apollo Tyres Ltd. apparently has settled on a site in northern Hungary for its $650 million car and light truck tire plant, based on the European Commission's granting approval for Hungary to provide investment aid of nearly $124 million for the project.

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  • Cooper recalls tires

    Sep 08, 2014

    Cooper recalls tires WASHINGTON—Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling 1,402 Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires, size 265/65R18, for possible problems with cracking and broken ply cords in the lower sidewall. Cooper makes the tires for TBC Corp., which owns the brand name. Cooper...

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  • Buyout phase starts for Cooper's Chinese JV

    Sep 08, 2014

    FINDLAY, Ohio—The independent firm hired to establish the fair market value of Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. has determined the Chengshan, China-based joint venture is worth about $440 million. This revelation sets into motion the procedure agreed to Aug. 15 by the venture's...

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  • Tire disposal fees climb in Nova Scotia

    Sep 08, 2014

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—The environmental handling fees on tires sold in Nova Scotia went up 50 percent effective Sept. 1, according to the website of the province's Resource Recovery Fund Board. The disposal fees for passenger, motorcycle, camper and trailer tires, and all truck tires up to...

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  • California court rejects Chemtura flame retardant case

    Sep 05, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny rejected Chemtura's legal bid to block a change to the state's Cal TB-117 furniture flammability standard in a preliminary ruling on Aug. 28. This change will remove the need for flame retardants in furniture foam in the U.S.

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  • Editorial: China looks to be serious about curbing industry theft

    Sep 04, 2014

    Through the years it has been no secret that the rubber industry is—for lack of a better term—secretive. Companies work hard to develop new technologies and work even harder to protect these trade secrets from theft.

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