WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2014) — The Department of Commerce is delaying until Nov. 21 the deadline for the International Trade Administration to issue its preliminary determination of whether Chinese tire makers are selling consumer tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value.
Commerce stated in a notice in the Aug. 14 Federal Register that “the number and nature of the subsidy programs under investigation would prevent the Department from adequately examining them by the current deadline.”
The deadline referenced was Sept. 17.
Commerce said its decision is in response to a petition from the United Steelworkers union — the original petitioner — on July 25.
The action is in accordance with section 703(c)(l)(A) of the of the Tariff Act of 1930, which allows Commerce to delay a preliminary determination.
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|