Retread Instead® is a coalition of retread industry supporters that seeks to inform and educate on theenvironmental and economic benefits of supporting retreading instead of buying, selling and running low quality Chinese non-retreadable tires.

Retread Instead® supports imposing tariffs on commercial Chinese truck and bus tires that are imported into the United States because, China is a “non-market economy” that dumps low quality non-retreadable truck tires into the U.S below fair market value thus undermining the retread industry.

Each year the Tire Industry Association sponsors a lobby day event in our nation’s capital to encourage TIA members to meet with members of congress in order to inform, educate and make requests regarding the most important issues facing the tire industry.

This year’s Lobby day will be held on June 20th and RETREAD INSTEAD® will be there to be the voice of the retreader.

“Retreading and related industries depends on premium new tires for its success and this vital material is being negatively impacted by the importation of low quality, non-retreadable new tires from China at below fair market prices and the retreaders voice must and will be heard during our visit to Capitol hill. Said, Ron Elliott, Marangoni Tread North America’s marketing and communications manager and Retread Instead spokesperson.

At the beginning of the year, Retread Instead®launched a very aggressive Dear, U.S. Senator Letter Campaign well in advance of Lobby day and to date, 5,127 letters have been mailed to our U.S. Senators on behalf of companies and individuals from all over the country.

The campaigns main goal is to educate and inform all of our U.S. Senators the urgency of making sure that the United States International Trade Commission at all times has a full complement of commissioners to ensure fair and balanced determinations.

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