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Price Gap on Tires Between Canada and U.S. Said to be Closing

Posted December 10, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(CBC News)

Tire dealers mount ‘a direct attack on the big U.S. shopping season’

Some Ontario tire dealerships have dropped their prices this year, closing the price gap between Canada and the U.S.

Some dealers say manufactures are to thank for the price decrease.

“A lot of the tire manufactures have really listened to our complaints and they have brought their pricing a lot closer to the U.S.,” said Tammy Meye, the General Manager at Heritage Tire.

She said last year there was a 20-25 per cent price gap between prices at her shop and U.S. competitors. Read more here.