WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final antidumping duty of 1.45 percent against off-the-road tires imported to the U.S. by Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd.
Commerce announced the duty in the March 5 Federal Register. It resulted from an administrative review of OTR tire imports between Sept. 1, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2017.
The agency issued a preliminary determination on Weihai Oct. 11, according to the final notice. It invited interested parties to submit comments, but none did.
Wehai Zhongwei appealed again, however, and gained a second reduction, to 33.58 percent, in 2017, but the company appealed that again.
Weihai, China-based Weihai Zhongwei Rubber is a producer of a range of specialty and OTR tires, including tires for heavy-duty and underground mining tires, port-handling equipment, construction equipment, forklifts, etc. It goes to market under the Zowin, Haulmax and SolidTrac brand names. Its product range comprises both pneumatic and solid tires.