WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a Feb. 28 hearing on whether Chinese brake drum and rotor manufacturers are selling their products in the U.S. at less than fair market value. This hearing is part of an ongoing investigation by the commission, which made a preliminary determination earlier this year that Chinese companies are dumping brake parts in the U.S.
The probe began last March after the commission received a petition from the Coalition for the Preservation of American Brake Drum and Rotor Aftermarket Manufacturers.
Four U.S. brake parts manufacturers belong to the coalition, including: Brake Parts Inc., McHenry, Ill.; Kinetic Parts Manufacturing Inc., Harbor City, Calif.; Iroquois Tool Systems Inc., North East, Pa.; and Wagner Brake Corp., St. Louis, Mo.
Parties interested in testifying at the hearing must file a prehearing brief with the ITC by next Feb. 21. If it makes a final determination that there has been dumping, the ITC will charge duties on Chinese brake drum and rotor imports to make up for the difference between the fair U.S. price and the price Chinese manufacturers are charging.