Washington – Interested parties have until 6 Oct to submit requests for a hearing on the US Commerce Department’s affirmative preliminary determination on antidumping duties against truck and bus tire imports from China.
Commerce published a document in the 6 Sept Federal Register, following up on its antidumping findings against the Chinese imports.
The agency found a dumping margin of 20.87 percent against Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd., one of the two mandatory respondents to the Commerce Investigation, and more than 250 other tire manufacturers and importers who qualified as “non-selected separate rate respondents.” This means that, though not selected as mandatory respondents, these companies provided the agency with what it regarded as adequate information.
Double Coin Holdings Ltd., the other mandatory respondent, did not demonstrate it was entitled to a separate rate, and thus was assigned the China-wide antidumping duty rate of 22.57 percent, Commerce said.
Commerce directed US Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting cash deposits in the amount of the duties from the Chinese importers, beginning retroactively 90 days from the Federal Register publication. With the preliminary countervailing duties levied 28 June, this means Chinese truck and bus tire importers are being charged duties of at least 40 percent.