WASHINGTON (Feb. 15)—The Rubber Manufacturers Association has written the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative protesting the Brazilian government´s requirement for separate third-party quality certification of imported tires. ISO/QS 9000 and the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe already require third-party certification, and Brazil "should not require redundant quality system certifications for tire companies that are already ISO/QS 9000-registered or that have UN/ECE certification," wrote Steve Butcher, RMA vice president-technical & standards, in the letter to the trade representative.
RMA protests Brazil´s tire certification rules
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