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China-US tire tariff row

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US imposes tariff on China

Obama on Friday slapped punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires entering US from China in a decision that could anger the strategically important Asian powerhouse.

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U.S. consumers to be affected by tariff hike on Chinese tires

2009-09-24 00:08:54 GMT Xinhua English CHICAGO,Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government decision to impose tariff on Chinese imported tires will definitely affect American consumers, Richard Wottrich, a Chicago-based international business expert told Xinhua in an interview on Wednesday.

U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires spark concerns over protectionism

2009-09-17 09:32:38 GMT Xinhua English by Xinhua writer Xia Wenhui

US official downplays risk of trade war with China

2009-09-17 03:16:27 GMT SINA.com SAO PAULO: The top US trade official is downplaying the risk that the United States and China could become embroiled in a trade war after the Obama administration imposed tariffs on Chinese tire imports.

WTO chief says concerned about U.S. move on Chinese tyres

2009-09-17 02:13:52 GMT Xinhua English GENEVA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy said Wednesday that he was concerned about the latest move by the Obama administration to restrict import of Chinese-made tyres.

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U.S. trade official submits Chinese tire case to Obama

2009-09-03 02:52:45 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. trade authority has submitted recommendation about the proposed tariffs on Chinese tire export to the U.S. market to President Barack Obama, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

China might take retaliatory measures in US tire case

2009-08-26 08:30:22 GMT China Daily China is expected to take retaliatory measures if US President Barack Obama agrees next month to a plan to impose tariffs on some Chinese-made tires, experts said Tuesday.

China sends envoy to Washington on tire case

2009-08-17 12:33:50 GMT China Daily BEIJING: A Chinese deputy commerce minister flew to Washington on Monday to lobby against a proposal to impose punitive duties of up to 55 percent on imports of Chinese tires, the government announced.

US distributors deny Chinese tires disrupted market

2009-08-08 09:47:34 GMT China Daily Representatives of American tire distributors told officials from the Office of US Trade Representative (USTR) at a hearing Friday that China-made tires do not compete directly against US-made products in the North American market.

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Probe 'not revenge' for hefty tire tariff

2009-09-13 23:15:51 GMT China Daily Just two days after the decision by the United States to levy heavy import tariffs on Chinese tires, the government here has reacted by launching an anti-dumping and anti-subsidies investigation into automotive and chicken exports from the US.

Tyre case tarnishes U.S. image

2009-09-13 13:34:02 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama shocked the world on the weekend by deciding to impose punitive tariffs on tyres imported from China.

China: U.S. tire tariff sends "wrong signal" to world

2009-09-12 17:41:27 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Minister of Commerce Chen Deming said Saturday the U.S. decision to impose special protectionist tariffs on tire imports from China was grave trade protectionism and sent a wrong signal to the world.

Analysis: U.S. tariffs on Chinese tires cast protectionism shadow over world economy

2009-09-12 08:18:46 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The widely watched China tire case was concluded on Friday when U.S. President Barack Obama made a ruling to impose punitive tariffs on all car and light truck tires imported from China.