US Notifies Traders Of New Chinese Tire Tarriffs

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 4:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government has officially notified the trade community of the steep new tariffs on Chinese tires, a controversial safeguard that critics say risks triggering a backlash of protectionist trade measures.

On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of International Trade formally announced plans to levy an additional 35 percent ad valorem duty on Chinese tires, less than a week after President Barack Obama signed the order for the tariff.

Zhou Wenshong, China’s ambassador to the U.S., warned that the decision could trigger a...
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