How Ohio Tire Manufacturers Are Faring One Year Later

Posted by jeckert on 09/01/2010

cooper_tire Nearly one year ago, President Obama made the decision to impose tariffs on cheap Chinese tire imports in order to help the downtrodden American tire industry compete fairly in the marketplace.  A recently released AAM report shows that Obama's choice is affecting American tire manufacturers in a positive way, and that trade enforcement works. The effects are visible across the country, especially in local communities such as Findlay, Ohio.  According to a press release from Sen. Sherrod Brown's office, "In recent months, Cooper Tire & Rubber has been able to expand its production by as much as 20 percent in Findlay. In addition, China's exports to the United States have decreased significantly since the safeguard went into effect." Sen. Brown recently kicked off a "Made in Ohio" tour.  A main goal of the tour is "Making sure that Ohio industry isn't undermind due to unfair trade by pursuing remedies to counteract China's currency manipulation and subsidization of domestic industries." Read more. ##

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