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It looks like the tariffs on OTR tires are here to stay, according to the International Trade Administration.

In 2009, nine Chinese companies petitioned the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) to review the imposition of the anti-dumping duties imposed on OTR tire imports from the People’s Republic of China.

The DOC asked its International Trade Administration (ITA) to review the antidumping duty order. Preliminary results were published on Oct. 19, 2010.

(See "ITA needs more time to assess OTR tire tariffs" for more details.)

On Feb. 5, 2011, the ITA announced it needed more time to make a decision. However, the last remaining respondent company subject to review, Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co. Ltd., has withdrawn its request for the review.

The DOC has subsequently rescinded the review.

The other eight tire manufacturers and/or marketers were: Shandong Huitong Tyre Co. Ltd., Qingdao Hengda Tyres Co. Ltd., Qingdao Sinorient International Ltd., Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co. Ltd., Techking Tires Ltd., Qingda Etyre International Trade Co. Ltd., Wengdeng Sanfeng Tyre Co. Ltd. and Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.

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