WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has set March 14 as the new date for the hearing on whether certain steel wheels, discs and rims imported from China are causing material injury to the U.S. steel wheel industry.
The hearing originally was scheduled for Jan. 8, but the partial government shutdown in January caused its postponement.
At issue are wheels, discs and rims of 22.5 to 24.5 inches in diameter, which are generally used on commercial vehicles including tractors, semi-trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, concrete mixers and buses.
Accuride Corp. and Maxion Wheels Akron L.L.C. petitioned the ITC for countervailing and antidumping duties against the Chinese importers. The ITC voted in March 2018 to pursue an investigation.
In April 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce proposed antidumping duties of up to 231.7 percent against the Chinese wheels, and countervailing duties of 48.75 to 172.51 percent.
Interested parties have until Feb. 25 to file prehearing briefs with the ITC. A prehearing conference is scheduled for March 12.