WASHINGTON (Jan. 8, 2015) — Titan International Inc. and the United Steelworkers union have filed petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, seeking relief from imports of off-the-road tires from China, India and Sri Lanka.
Titan and the USW claim that the OTR imports from China and India are being dumped in the U.S. market, and that importers from all three countries are benefiting from government subsidies. Titan CEO and Chairman Maurice Taylor had threatened to seek action in mid-November.
The petitions define OTR tires as those for agriculture, industry, construction, mining and industrial applications, Titan and the USW said.
In 2007, Titan and the USW filed petitions with the ITC and Commerce, requesting antidumping and countervailing duties against OTR tire imports from China. The government granted those duties the following year, and renewed them early in 2014 after a routine five-year review.