Offshore tire imports pouring into America
(From the June 13 issue of Rubber & Plastics News) AKRON—Imports of tires into the U.S. from offshore sources have doubled in the past five years and continue to grow at double-digit rates. Simultaneous with soaring "offshore" imports—from countries where North American-based tire makers have little if any manufacturing presence—employment by U.S. tire makers has fallen six straight years, and the U.S. tire trade deficit has grown to more than $3 billion.
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