Import tariffs of up to £60 per tyre imposed by the EU on Chinese-made tyres in May this year have “shaken up” the UK truck tyre market according to Bridgestone. The anti-dumping measure has seen a sharp decline in sales of cheap Chinese-made tyres and a resurgence in demand for retreads, said Bridgestone’s north region truck and bus product manager Terry Salter. “The UK market was the most heavily affected in Europe by Chinese imports, which last year reached 750,000 […]
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