WASHINGTON (Oct. 9, 2015) — Chinese OTR tire manufacturers face antidumping duty rates between 86.78 and 99.36 percent for exports to the U.S. between Sept. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014, according to a preliminary administrative review by the International Trade Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Commerce preliminarily determined an antidumping duty rate of 86.78 percent for Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd., Amour Rubber Company Ltd. and Xuzhou Hanbang Tyre Co. Ltd., according to the notice published in the Oct. 9 Federal Register.
Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co. Ltd. received the 99.36-percent rate. Four other companies — Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co. Ltd., Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co. Ltd., Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xinghai) China Co. Ltd. and Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd. — received a rate of 91.3 percent.
Two other companies, Trelleborg Wheel Systems Hebei Co. and Zhongce Rubber Group Co. Ltd., filed notices with Commerce indicating that they exported no OTR tires to the U.S. during the period of review, the notice said. Commerce confirmed this, but said it would complete its review of both companies and transmit the final results to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Interested parties may submit comments or requests for a public hearing to Commerce within 30 days of the Oct. 9 publication date. The notice may be found on the U.S. Government Publishing Office website.