1/23/15 – 6:45 A.M.
New tariffs on Chinese-made tires have been implemented by the United States. The Courier reports unionized workers at Cooper Tire & Rubber have long said the Chinese tires are underpriced, hurting U.S. job prospects. The Commerce Department found Chinese companies are exporting tires below their market value.
Rod Nelson is the president of the USW Local 207L in Findlay, and tells the newspaper the findings show China isn’t playing by the rules.
The tariffs will impact Cooper. The company imports tires to the U.S. from a Chinese plant. Those tariffs had been at 12.5 percent, but will now be more than 40 percent. That’s at the low end of the spectrum. Some Chinese-made tires are facing tariffs of more than 81 percent.
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