WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2016) — The United Steelworkers (USW) union is generally pleased with the International Trade Commission's (ITC) Feb. 19 decision on off-the-road (OTR) tires.
The union and Titan Tire Corp. had filed a joint petition Jan. 8 requesting antidumping and countervailing duty investigations against OTR tires mounted on wheels imported from China and against both mounted and unmounted OTR tires imported from India and Sri Lanka.
On Feb. 19, the ITC voted 6-0 that there is reasonable indication that Indian and Sri Lankan OTR tire imports are causing injury to the U.S. OTR tire industry. However, it also ruled 6-0 that mounted OTR tires imported from China have a negligible effect on the U.S. OTR industry.
“The commission vote puts USW-represented tire workers one step closer to the relief they need from unfairly traded off-the-road tires,” said USW International President Leo W. Gerard in a Feb. 22 statement.