BRUSSELS, Belgium (Oct. 8, 2010)—Representatives of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers' Association will meet their counterparts from the China Rubber Industry Association Oct. 26.
The meeting aims to inform Chinese tire makers about the legislative environment for tires in Europe and the penalties for those who break current and pending legal requirements.
Francesco Gori, chairman of the ETRMA said the meeting came out of ETRMA contacts with tire makers around the world and said there are several issues the CRIA wants to discuss, including the forthcoming tire labeling scheme for Europe, due to come into effect October 2012.
Other issues on the table, said Gori, will be REACH legislation.
Gori said part of the dialogue will be to coordinate sales and manufacturing statistics, with the aim of creating a global data set relating to tire manufacturing.