In a Federal Register Notice (FRN) published on January 27, 2017 the Department of Commerce (DOC) made a preliminary affirmative antidumping determination that truck and bus tires from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are being provided countervaiable subsidies.
According to the notice, “The scope of the investigation covers truck and bus tires. Truck and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this investigation may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial.” Merchandise covered by this investigation is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: 4011.20.1015, 4011.20.5020, 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, 4011.70.00, 4011.90.80, 4011.99.4520, 4011.99.4590, 4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.6030, 8708.70.6060, and 8716.90.5059.
The rates are as follows:
- 61% - Shanghai Huayi Group Corporation Limited; Double Coin Holdings Ltd.; Double Coin Group (Jiangsu) Tyre Co., Ltd.; Double Coin Group (Chongqing) Tyre Co., Ltd.; Double Coin Group Shanghai Donghai Tyre Co. Ltd.; Double Coin Group (Xinjiang) Kunlun Tyre Co., Ltd
- 46% - Guizhou Tyre Import and Export Co., Ltd.; Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd.
- 04% All Others
The final determination will be published by the International Trade Commission on March 6, 2017.
The Federal Register notice can be accessed at: