By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has decided to keep the antidumping duty (AD) order issued in August 2015 in place for certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People’s Republic of China. The AD order was subject to potential repeal under the “sunset review” process that occurs every five years. The DOC ruled that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins up to 87.99%. The AD duties imposed in 2015 ranged from 14.4% to 87.9% and countervailing duties ranged from 20.7% to 100.8%, depending on manufacturer. The “China-wide” rates were 30.9% and 87.8%, respectively.
The covered passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber. They may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial, and they may be intended for sale to original equipment manufacturers or the replacement market. The subject tires are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheadings:
The subject tires meeting may also fall under the following subheadings:
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