ETRMA to challenge metric-only directive

By David Shaw, ERJ staff

Brussels – The European tyre industry is concerned about the implications of EU Directive 80/181/EEC, which as formulated at present, requires all goods sold in the EU to be measured only in metric dimensions. The directive is currently due to come into force from the end of 2009. However, it has already been delayed twice, each time by ten years.

Currently tyre and rim diameters are given in inch dimensions. These dimensions are confirmed in international standards governing the dimensions of tyres…

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