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Top Ten News of China Rubber Industry in 2009


First, faced with the special tire insurance program in the United States

  On April 20, 2009, the American Iron and Steel Workers Federation submitted to the United States Commission for International Trade the allegation of special safeguard measures on the quota restrictions on American-made consumer tires. After five months of government negotiations, legal defenses, and industry lobbying, it was difficult. In the end, the Obama administration was forced by domestic political pressure. Regardless of the facts and our strong opposition, on September 11 the approval of the tire special insurance decision imposed a three-year punitive tariff on the imports of cars and light truck tires imported from China. It is 35%, 30%, 25%. Although this decision was lower than the previous recommendations of 55%, 45% and 35%, it still has a serious impact on China’s exports to the United States.

  Second, the leaders of the Party and the State are concerned about the tire special security case

  When President Hu Jintao met with U.S. President Barack Obama in New York on September 22, he said that the U.S. has taken special safeguard measures against Chinese tire imports from the United States is not in the interests of the two countries, and similar incidents should not happen again. In response to the special case of tires sold to the United States, the China Rubber Association and the companies involved jointly wrote three letters to Premier Wen Jiabao, reported the situation, and sought government support. In this regard, Premier Wen Jiabao made important instructions. In our country, the highest leader of the Party and the state has directly interrogated a case involving tire products. It is unprecedented in history; the relevant departments of the Ministry of Commerce and other countries and our industry are unprecedented in their efforts to respond to this case.

  In the five months that it took to respond to the special protection of tires sold in the United States, China Rubber Association organized and mobilized all forces and adopted a series of measures to cooperate with the Ministry of Commerce in organizing enterprises involved in the case to carry out response work. Organize to discuss countermeasures; participate in consultations with assistant representatives of the U.S. Trade Representative Office; send staff to the United States three times to participate in relevant negotiations, consultations, hearings, lobbying, and hiring US public relations firms to lobby. And sent a letter to President Barack Obama, sending a letter to the American Rubber Manufacturers Association and other relevant organizations, suggesting that the government should propose countermeasures as soon as possible.

  Third, India terminates the investigation of the special insurance for passenger car tires in China

  While responding to the special case of the US-made tires, India on May 18 launched a special safeguard survey on passenger tires made in China. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Commerce, the industry immediately organized the response. Through multi-level negotiations and full legal defenses, the Ministry of Finance's Bureau of Safeguards issued an announcement on September 30th, deciding to terminate the survey of Chinese passenger car tires. China's rubber industry won for the first time in response to special safeguard investigations.

  Fourth, industry economic growth picked up quarter by quarter

After experiencing the impact and impact of the international financial crisis, it has encountered the world’s attention to the tires, which has a major impact on the special tire protection case. However, the Chinese rubber industry has been facing challenges and responding actively. Under the severe and complicated situation at home and abroad, the economic growth rate has shifted from a sharp decline in the second half of 2008 to a quarterly rebound since 2009. According to the statistics of the association, in 2009 the export delivery value of the whole industry was slightly lower than that of 2008, the total industrial output value was slightly higher than that of 2008, and the profits and taxes would be higher than in 2008. At the same time, the product structure has been further optimized. The statistics of the Association's statistics show that the company’s tire radialization rate is over 75%, the proportion of high-strength conveyor belts and cordage V-belts is over 85%, the ratio of steel wire braided high-pressure hoses exceeds 35%, and wet granulation charcoal The black ratio exceeds 80%.

V. Commemorating the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the New China Rubber Industry

  In order to commemorate the 60 years of the new China rubber industry, through the procedures of voluntary enterprise declaration, branch recommendation, general balance, online public announcement, solicitation of opinions, and final approval, the China Rubber Industry Association has made contributions to the scientific development of the rubber industry since the founding of the People's Republic of China. Leaders and active experts commended them. He was awarded the honorary title of "China's Rubber Industry Scientific Development Promoter" with 27 people, 65 people "the leader of the scientific development of Chinese rubber industry enterprises" honorary title, 52 people "the Chinese rubber industry science and technology progress active experts" honorary title.

  6. Adjustment of Import Tax Rate for Compound Glue and Synthetic Glue

  In 2009, China reduced the amount of compounded rubber imported by various ASEAN countries. Among them, the treaty tax rates between Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar decreased from 5% to 0% in 2009, and the compounded rubber tax rate imported from Vietnam remained at 5%.

  In 2009, the styrene-butadiene rubber for tax code number 40021919 continued to implement a 7.5% normal MFN tax rate for ASEAN countries. For other synthetic rubbers, according to the agreement process, the old ASEAN member states and new member states are adjusted to different extents. The old ASEAN member states are reduced to zero, and the new member states Myanmar and Vietnam are reduced to 5%.

  Seven, natural rubber imports from the amount of tax reduction

  From January 1, 2010, China will further adjust the import and export tariff rates. The selection tax continues to be applied to latex, smoke film, and rubber. Natural latex by 720 yuan / ton or 10% from the low count; smoke film and standard plastic from the amount of tax from 2600 yuan / ton or 20% adjusted to: smoke film according to 1600 yuan / ton or 20% from the low count, standard Rubber is priced at 2,000 yuan/ton or 20% from low.

  VIII. China Rubber Association released the top ten sales of tire, non-tire rubber products and rubber trading enterprises in 2008

  In order to promote the adjustment of the structure of our country's rubber enterprises, we have become bigger and stronger, and we have developed in a direction of grouping and internationalization. On March 13, 2009, the China Rubber Industry Association issued a document proclaiming sales of tires, non-tire rubber products and rubber trading companies in 2008. The top ten were awarded a certificate at the China Rubber Market Forum held in Guangzhou on March 18.

  Nine, SMEs are supported by innovation fund

  In 2009, 18 projects in the national rubber industry received free funding from the SME Innovation Fund of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the support fund reached 12.1 million yuan.

  X. Industry regulations are listed on an important schedule

  In 2009, with the relevant government departments, the China Rubber Industry Association organized and formulated the "Guiding Opinions on the Adjustment of the Rubber Industry Structure" and the "Draft Conditions for the Tire Industry Access" draft, which became the basis and basis for the government departments to formulate regulatory documents. At the same time, the preparation of the "12th Five-Year Plan for Scientific Development of China's Rubber Industry" has been fully initiated.