Recently, the European Union launched anti-dumping investigations on imported bus tires from china.
Allegedly, the survey represents more than 45% of the local tire manufacturer complaints.
In early August, the EU tire manufacturers have to apply to the European Commission, requirements of anti-dumping investigation from the China card bus tires.
The most widely heard term in the domestic tire industry is anti-dumping." Li Xu, a senior material analyst at JOYOU, regrets.
Not only to observe the rules, but also to protect rights and interests
Since the beginning of 2006, Chinese tire yield more than the first US occupying the tire manufacturing industry, but the profit is low. This is related to the low concentration of China's tire industry, the single product structure and the serious homogenization.
"Tire exports are one of the major means of profit for China's tire enterprises, with the proportion maintained at 40%-50%. Frequent anti-dumping investigations have seriously affected enterprises with tyre exports as the main means of profit."."
How should China's tire industry cope with it?
Li Xu believes that, first of all, we should strengthen and highlight the role of industry associations, and actively appeal to the use of WTO rules to solve the problem.
Secondly, the elimination of backward production capacity, focus on integrating existing resources, bigger and stronger brand effect.
Once again, intelligent production to reduce costs, research and development of new tire products.
The European Commission said that the determination of "normal value" of tire imports is usually based on the price of third country products in the market economy, and this time the United States will be selected as a reference.
The Ministry of Commerce China trade remedy investigation bureau director Wang Hejun said this, the EU has no sufficient evidence to show that the Chinese truck tire exports, to cause damage to the EU industry.
Wang Hejun said, "the EU of truck tire products anti-dumping investigation not only harm China's business interests, is not conducive to the healthy development of the tire industry and the interests of consumers, Chinese tire industry reacted strongly. The Chinese government will pay close attention to the progress of the case and earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises."
Caution urged the EU trade remedy measures
In the past two years, the export volume of China's bus passenger tire products remained stable to Europe, while the export price declined slightly, which is related to the decline in the global bulk commodity prices, and the European industry's lack of evidence for dumping allegations of Chinese products.
The tire industry has become highly international, making the world's major tire markets similar. Earlier this year, the United States stopped anti-dumping investigations on Chinese passenger car tire products because of no industrial damage. According to the data provided by 2013-2016, the average price from China tire from 2820 euros to 2200 euros / ton / ton, nearly doubled the number of imports. Therefore, the European tire manufacturers proposed anti-dumping investigation applications.
However, according to China Customs statistics, in 2015 and 2016, the number of China's exports of European Union passenger car tires increased by 6.8% and 12.1% respectively, which did not reach twice as much as the European Commission emphasized.
In addition, Wang He believes that the fifteenth entry of China's accession to the WTO Protocol expires in December 11, 2016. Any member of the WTO has the obligation to terminate the investigation method for the use of "surrogate country" for Chinese enterprises.
China urged the EU to strictly fulfill the obligations of the WTO rules, fair and impartial investigation, prudent use of trade remedy measures.