WASHINGTON — The International Trade Commission (ITC) has set April 27 as the date it expects to decide on whether to continue antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain off-the-road (OTR) tires on India.
The ITC heard testimony from both sides of the issue during a hearing held March 2 at ITC's offices in Washington. The duties have been in place since early 2017.
The commissioners are scheduled to vote on the issue on April 7 and publish their findings on April 27.
The duties under review were the result of petitions in 2016 from Titan Tire Corp. and the United Steelworkers (USW) union, requesting relief under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act.
The duties imposed, though, were considered relatively insignificant — antidumping of 3.67% industrywide and countervailing duties of 4.72% to 5.36% on specific companies.
In its preconference comments, Titan Tire urged the ITC to keep the duties in place, arguing that revoking the duties "would likely lead to continuation of recurrence of material injury to the U.S. OTR Tire industry within a reasonably foreseeable time."