South Africa: Tyre importers go to court over multinationals anti-dumping request

By David Whitehouse
Posted on Thursday, 1 September 2022 06:00

South Africa Beitbridge
South Africa's tyre importers say road users will be at risk if higher duties are imposed on Chinese tyres. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

The Tyre Importers Association of South Africa (TIASA) has made a court application to compel a group of multinationals to disclose information behind their request for increased anti-dumping duties on tyres.

The application seeking information from the South Africa Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) has been made to the Gauteng Division of South Africa’s high court in Pretoria. SATMC is made up of Continental, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Sumitomo. The group in January applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) to impose additional duties of between 8% and 69% on passenger, taxi, bus and truck vehicle tyres imported from China.