WASHINGTON (April 21, 2014) — Shandong Linglong Tyre Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co. Ltd. and entitled to Leo’s standing tariff for off-the-road tire imports of 12.83 percent, the Commerce Department has ruled in a preliminary determination.
Leo was one of the Chinese OTR tire importers that fell under Commerce’s massive antidumping duty order in September 2008. Shandong Linglong filed a petition with the agency last year, stating that it was essentially the same company as Leo except for the changed name and therefore eligible for the same tariff treatment as Leo.
Commerce determined that the name change did not affect the company in any meaningful way. It invited interested parties to comment.
Commerce asks those wishing to comment to do so via its Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System, https://iaaccess.trade.gov/login.aspx.
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Alternatively, comments can be sent to:
Andrew Medley, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: 202-482-4987.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|