Regional Tire Manufacturing Associations Convene in Washington, D.C.

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Meeting Strengthens Dialogue and Awareness of Global Industry Issues

Washington, D.C. – Chief executives from regional tire manufacturing associations including the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA), the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC), the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA), the Korean Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA) and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) convened a two-day meeting June 5-6, 2018 in Washington, DC to discuss issues of importance to the tire manufacturing industry and the stakeholders it serves across the globe. Major topics included industry commitments in sustainability and environmental stewardship, the comprehensive global regulatory landscape and a platform for increased dialogue.

“Our associations comprise the leading worldwide tire companies representing a majority of the world’s tire manufacturing capacity. Engaging in a global dialogue around existing and emerging issues and developing a shared vision for growth and sustainability is important to advancing our mutual commitment to ensuring the tire manufacturing industry’s positive societal impacts. Our meeting facilitated robust discussions, enhanced our industry associations, and presented a macro perspective on matters impacting our global operating environment,” the group said.

Attending the meeting were chief executives Anne Forristall Luke of USTMA, Fazilet Cinaralp from ETRMA, Kenji Kurata from JATMA, Glenn Maidment of TRAC and Yun Tae-gun from KOTMA.



About U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association: The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. Our 12 member companies operate 57 tire-related manufacturing facilities in 18 states and generate over $27 billion in annual sales. We directly support more than a quarter million tire manufacturing U.S. jobs – totaling almost $20 billion in wages. In 2017, USTMA members accounted for 82 percent of the 316 million passenger, light truck and truck tire shipments in the U.S.

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