NEW YORK — The United Steelworkers (USW) union is asking the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) to reverse and remand the International Trade Commission's (ITC) negative determination on import duties on truck and bus tires sourced from China.
The USW filed a memorandum before the CIT Sept. 1 seeking the court's action.
The ITC ruled 3-2 on Feb. 22 that Chinese truck and bus tire imports were not causing material injury to the U.S. truck and bus tire industry, after initially ruling the opposite a year earlier.
The USW, which petitioned the ITC for relief from Chinese imports in January 2016, filed its original complaint with the CIT April 14, 2017, arguing that the agency's decision contradicted all the relevant evidence in the antidumping and countervailing duty cases.
The Sept. 1 memorandum expanded on the USW's arguments in favor of its motion for judgment.
"In its analysis of the conditions of competition, the majority (of the ITC commissioners) concluded that purchasers would buy higher-priced tires due to alleged differences between domestic and Chinese tires in quality, warranties, tiers and other non-price features," the USW said in its memorandum.