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President Obama’s Upcoming “Section 421 Tire Case” Trade Enforcement Decision

President Obama's Upcoming "Section 421 Tire Case" Trade Enforcement Decision By Dave Johnson When China was accepted into the World Trade Organization, they agreed that if we experienced import surges of Chinese goods that caused "market disruption," we would be allowed to limit the import of those goods. The particular section of the agreement is…
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USW, Importers Pleading Cases at USTR Hearing

USW, Importers Pleading Cases at USTR Hearing By Tire Business Staff Reporter WASHINGTON -- Representatives of the United Steelworkers (USW), tire importers/distributors and Chinese tire makers are scheduled to plead their cases today at a hearing at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for and against proposed duties on imported Chinese passenger and…
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Officials Hear Pros, Cons Of Curbing Chinese Tire Imports

Officials Hear Pros, Cons Of Curbing Chinese Tire Imports By Judith Burns WASHINGTON -- In a case that is the first major test of the Obama administration's stance on Chinese trade, U.S. officials heard conflicting arguments Friday on imports of low-priced Chinese tires, with labor unions urging hefty tariffs that distributors said would punish U.S.…
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PK Street Files: Democrats Move On

K Street Files: Democrats Move On By Anna Palmer and Kate Ackley BGR Group’s PR gurus Michael Meehan and David DiMartino are leaving the firm after a little more than a year to strike out on their own. The duo is set to launch Blue Line Strategic Communications on Thursday. “We feel like in this…
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Flat Tire

Flat Tire By Greg Rushford This is the third of four articles in a series on how President Barack Obama's trade agenda is shaping up. Today's report focuses on one key decision that the president will have to make personally. Obama is being asked by the United Steelworkers union to decide by mid-September to roll…
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Marguerite Trossevin on The Neal Asbury Show

Marguerite Trossevin, founding member of Jochum Shore & Trossevin, PC and Black Swan, LLC on The Neal Asbury Show The Week Of July 22nd Marguerite Trossevin is a founding member of Jochum Shore & Trossevin, PC and Black Swan, LLC. Ms. Trossevin was formerly Deputy Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of…
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Tire coalition reacts to ITC ruling

Tire coalition reacts to ITC ruling By Tire Business Staff WASHINGTON -- The American Coalition for Free Trade in Tires, representing six tire importers/marketers opposing the recent U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decision to impose duties on Chinese tires, claims the action could hurt both small businesses and consumers. The ITC, in a majority opinion,…
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Push For Extra Tire Duties Escalates China Trade Dispute

Push For Extra Tire Duties Escalates China Trade Dispute By Meena Thiruvengadam WASHINGTON -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday recommended imposing punitive duties of up to 55% on low-cost Chinese tire imports, a move that could sharply increase costs for consumers while escalating a trade dispute between the countries. "The duty will not…
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Bill to Force Renegotiation of Pending Trade Agreements in House

Bill to Force Renegotiation of Pending Trade Agreements in House By Kate Ackley More than 100 House Members introduced a trade reform bill Wednesday that would put the breaks on pending trade agreements and could result in re-opening existing pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. Supporters of the legislation said it also…
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U.S. Panel Rules Against Chinese Tire Makers

U.S. Panel Rules Against Chinese Tire Makers By Judith Burns WASHINGTON -- The sale of certain Chinese-made tires is disruptive to the U.S. market, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Thursday. By a 4-2 vote, the panel sided with a U.S. labor union, finding that low-cost Chinese-made tires, used on cars, light trucks and sport-utility…
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