WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D, Ohio) has introduced a bill he believes could bolster the retread tire industry by providing a tax deduction for consumers who purchase retreaded tires.
H.B. 8165, dubbed the Commercial Vehicle Fleet Retread Tire Utilization and Recovery Act of 2022, is intended to increase the demand for retreaded tires. Ryan said this, in turn, will limit tire waste, promote sustainability and support U.S.-based jobs.
"As we work to transform Ohio's economy and compete with the rest of the world, it's vital we reinvest in the industries that treat our workers well and keep our economy going," Ryan said in a statement, noting that 51,000 U.S. jobs are tied to the retreading industry.
"By providing a tax incentive for consumers who purchase retreaded tires, this legislation will support good-paying jobs, level the playing field for American workers and businesses, and position our manufacturers to once again lead this industry with American products built by American workers," he said.