Government/Legal

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  • Vowing to fight; Tire makers take issue with duty

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C./Double Coin Holdings has vowed to fight a Commerce Department review of antidumping duties on Chinese off-the-road tires that would have CMA/Double Coin paying a 105.59-percent duty rate. “The Commerce Department's justification for...

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  • OSHA seeks opinions on illness prevention

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants chemical manufacturers, chemical users and other stakeholders to give the agency their opinions on how best to prevent illnesses caused by workplace exposure to hazardous substances, the agency said. OSHA Administrator David...

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  • Chengshan to buy Cooper JV in China

    Oct 20, 2014

    Tire Business FINDLAY, Ohio—China's Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. plans to exercise its option to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s 65-percent ownership stake in their Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. joint venture, Cooper Tire said on Oct. 8. Cooper did not disclose the value of...

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  • Circuit court orders Dow to pay fine

    Oct 20, 2014

    DENVER—The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has rejected Dow Chemical Co.'s appeal of a $1.06 billion verdict in a price fixing case involving polyurethane chemicals. In February 2013, a jury before Kansas City federal district court found Dow had participated in a conspiracy between ...

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  • Michelin tire probe launched

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation of Michelin XZA 295/60/R22.5 tires for possible defects. “The tire may fail catastrophically when used on the steer axle,” stated the resume dated Oct. 6 from NHTSA's Office of Defects...

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  • AAM urges action on long-term highway bill

    Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Alliance for American Manufacturers has sent an email to members and supporters, urging them to sign a letter to members of Congress, urging them to make passage of a long-term highway bill a top priority when they return to Washington after the November midterm election.

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