WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) has set preliminary antidumping duties on passenger and light truck tires imported from China at 19.17 percent to 87.99 percent, with rates for many of the better-known producers/brands set at 27.72 percent.
The rates were disclosed by the ITA in an "affirmative preliminary determination" in its antidumping duty investigation of Chinese imports. The agency said it would announce its final determination in the antidumping case on or about June 12.
The preliminary China-wide rate for Chinese tire exporters and producers was 87.99 percent, Commerce said. Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiaries were found to have a dumping rate of 19.17 percent, and Sailun Group Co. Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Husky Tire Corp., were levied a dumping rate of 36.26 percent, the agency said.