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Tire industry in January

We published the February edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers a few days ago, on 31 January. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a

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Tire labelling around the world

When we discuss tire labelling worldwide, we have to start with the European labelling scheme. Currently, all schemes involving tire labels for consumers are based on the EU model. With one exception: the United States. However, many doubt that the US scheme will ever see the light of day. The EU produced legislation to support

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Global tire industry in December

We published the January 2019 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers on New Years’ Day. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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China Tire Industry report – January

This is the latest summary of our analysis of China’s tire industry. We publish a weekly report on the tire industry in China. It is the only English-language source of information for those who want to keep up-to-date with commercial, legislative, policy and recycling developments in the tire industry in China. Since this was distributed to our

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Tire industry in 2019

Tomorrow, we will publish the January issue of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. One of the key articles is our analysis of 2018 and our predictions for 2019. I’ve cut down that article significantly, and removed some of the detail, but please see below for a free preview of what our

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How the NR business works

Natural rubber has been a big focus of our news and analysis recently. That’s unusual. Most articles I write about natural rubber get relatively little attention from the tire community. I think that might because tire executives are slowly losing touch with the natural rubber community. I’ve been fortunate to work with many of the

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China Tire Industry report – December

This is the latest summary of our analysis of China’s tire industry. We publish a weekly report on the tire industry in China. It is the only English-language source of information for those who want to keep up-to-date with commercial, legislative, policy and recycling developments in the tire industry in China. Since this was distributed to our

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Global tire industry in November

We have just published the December of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy. We’ll need your corporate

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Information flow between China and the West

I am in Beijing, having had some good productive meetings here. Later today, I’m down to Xiamen for another set of meetings, before flying back up to Shanghai to give a presentation on how to sell tires into Europe and more meetings. Better communications could avoid damage I’ve been trying to improve communications between China’s

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