WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will proceed with antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of steel truck wheels from China after determining there is a "reasonable indication" that U.S. producers are being "materially injured."
The ITC said it plans to release its preliminary countervailing duty determination on or about June 23 and its preliminary antidumping duty determination on or about Sept. 6.
Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Jason E. Kearns voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the negative, the ITC said.
The investigations stem from petitions filed by Accuride Corp. of Evansville, Ind., and Maxion Wheels Akron L.L.C. of Akron requesting antidumping and countervailing duties against Chinese wheel importers.
The petition covers certain road-going hub- and stud-piloted steel wheels with rim diameters of 22.5 and 24.5 inches designed principally for use on Class 6, 7 and 8 commercial vehicles.
The petitioners allege antidumping margins of 11.3 to 231.7 percent and countervailing duty margins of up to 77.3 percent.
According to the ITC, the value of the imports being investigated totaled $37.7 million last year.
The ITC will publish a report — "Steel Wheels from China" (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4785, May 2018) — on or about June 8 that will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.
It will be available on the ITC website.