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.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||