Analysis: Impact of US duties on Chinese tire imports

Akron, Ohio – Those curious about the effects of elevated import duties on a market need look no further than the US replacement tire market over the past four years.

Since the US government imposed duties in 2015 — ranging up to 100% in some cases — on passenger and light truck tires from China, imports of passenger tires to the US from that nation have dropped more than 80%, to 8.5 million units last year from 50.4 million in 2014.

As a result, the share of…

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