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U.S. to check asbestos in brake product imports

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WASHINGTON (June 10, 2014) — The U.S. House of Representatives voted May 29 to approve an appropriations bill that includes a provision ordering the Commerce Department to investigate imports of brake products containing asbestos.

The Commerce, Science, Justice and Related Agencies appropriations package for fiscal year 2015 passed 321-87, according to the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) which, along with the Brake Manufacturers Council and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, supported the brake products provision. The groups called its passage a major victory for their members.

Commerce’s International Trade Administration must complete its investigation and submit its report to Congress within 120 days, according to the provision.

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How would you characterize your shop's experience with winter tires?

We are selling a lot more, especially when the weather is bad
31% (26 votes)
We aren't selling many of them.
14% (12 votes)
We only sell them if a customer asks.
19% (16 votes)
The climate is not conducive here for winter tires.
36% (30 votes)
Total votes: 84
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