NEW YORK (May 4, 2016) — A second Chinese importer of off-the-road tires has challenged in court the U.S. Department of Commerce's April 20 decision on antidumping duty rates for Chinese OTR tires.
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co. Ltd. filed its complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade April 29, the same day that Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co. Ltd. filed a separate complaint with the court.
Full-World and three other OTR tire importers received an antidumping duty rate of 70.55 percent in Commerce's administrative review of antidumping duties for the period between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014.
In its complaint, Full-World said Commerce based its calculation of Full-World's dumping margin on the weighted average dumping rate found for Qihang and another company, Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. This calculation was contrary to law and not supported by substantial evidence, Full-World said.
Full-World wants the court to remand the antidumping duty rate to Commerce for recalculation, as well as whatever further relief the court deems appropriate.