WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 8 on proposed antidumping and countervailing import duties on certain steel commercial vehicle wheels from China.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the U.S. Trade Commission Building in Washington. The investigations are Nos. 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412.
Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing on or before Jan. 3, the ITC said. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on Jan. 7.
The Commerce Department is proposing antidumping duties ranging up to 231.7 percent and countervailing duties ranging from 48.75 to 172.51 percent on on-the-road steel wheels, discs and rims for tubeless tires with nominal rim diameters of 22.5 and 24.5 inches, regardless of width.
The Commerce investigation into this category is in response to a petition brought in April by Accuride Corp. of Evansville, Ind., and Maxion Wheels Akron L.L.C. of Akron.
Such wheels generally are used on Class 6, 7, and 8 commercial vehicles. including tractors, semi-trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, concrete mixers, and buses.
Parties wishing to participate must submit a prehearing brief by Jan. 2 to the Commission that conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's rules.
Parties also may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and post-hearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing post-hearing briefs is Jan. 15.
For information on filing documents electronically, refer to the Commission's "Handbook on E-Filing," which is available at edis.usitc.gov.
For additional information, contact Jordan Harriman in the ITC's Office of Investigations at 202-205-1810.