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Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

March 22, 2017
Indian tyre firms looking to SE Asian producers for natural rubber supply

Tyre manufacturers in India are looking to Southeast Asian natural rubber producers for supply as demand for the commodity increases in the country amidst a slowdown in domestic production, according to industry officials. The country’s rubber industry is also expected to…

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US imposes anti-dumping import duties on ESBR from South Korea

February 22, 2017
US imposes anti-dumping import duties on ESBR from South Korea

The US Department of Commerce will impose anti-dumping import duties on emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) from South Korea following its decision last month to impose anti-dumping duties on dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from South Korea as well. The preliminary determination…

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Rubber Board publishes a book on India’s rubber tariff policies

February 20, 2017
Rubber Board publishes a book on India’s rubber tariff policies

India’s Rubber Board has published a book on the country’s tariff policies on rubber and rubber products that aims to provide clarifications on the policies after the implementation of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs). India’s external trade policies have undergone important…

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Malaysia still evaluating feasibility of rubberised roads in pilot projects

February 17, 2017
Malaysia still evaluating feasibility of rubberised roads in pilot projects

Malaysia, one of the world’s largest natural rubber producing countries, has already completed and is now evaluating three pilot projects to determine the technical and financial feasibility of using rubber on stretches of roads and highways. Malaysia Works Minister Datuk…

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CEAT, A.K. Khan JV to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh

February 8, 2017
CEAT, A.K. Khan JV to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh

Tyre manufacturer CEAT, the flagship company of Indian industrial conglomerate RPG Group, has signed a joint venture agreement with a major Bangladeshi business group, A.K. Khan and Company to build a tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. Jyotibrata Banerjee, managing director…

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Philippines’ House of Representatives moves forward with PhilRubber board

February 6, 2017
Philippines’ House of Representatives moves forward with PhilRubber board

The committee on agriculture and food inside the House of Representatives in the Philippines is moving forward with the creation of the proposed Philippine Rubber Industry Development Board (PhilRubber) that will help expand the markets of the country’s rubber industry.…

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India’s NR output likely to go up 15% as farmers go back to tapping

February 1, 2017
India’s NR output likely to go up 15% as farmers go back to tapping

India’s  natural rubber (NR) production in 2017-18 is expected to rise 15% to its highest in four years at 750,000 tonnes as rubber farmers take advantage of the current rally in natural rubber prices and go back to tapping trees,…

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Rubber MSMEs in India urge import duty increase on finished rubber products

January 25, 2017
Rubber MSMEs in India urge import duty increase on finished rubber products

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in India’s rubber industry are calling for an increase in import duty on manufactured rubber goods entering the country. They are asking for import duties to be increased to 30% from the current maximum of…

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Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

January 13, 2017
Finnish company eyeing Mindanao as site for US$200 mn rubber tyre plant

Finnish tyre manufacturer Black Donuts Engineering  Inc. has expressed its interest in constructing a rubber tyre manufacturing plant worth US$200 million (Php9.89 billion) in Mindanao, Philippines, the country’s Department of Agriculture (DA) said. Rodolfo L. Galang, interim executive director of…

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Vietnam rubber exports hit 1.26 million tonnes in 2016

January 4, 2017
Vietnam rubber exports hit 1.26 million tonnes in 2016

The Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) expected the country’s rubber exports to register a 5.5-10% year-on-year growth for 2016 and hit 1.2 to 1.25 million tonnes. But Vietnam’s rubber export industry exceeded expectations when it hit 1.26 million tonnes with a…

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