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U.S. Determines Final OTR Tariffs from 2013-14

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has changed its mind, sort of, on the tariffs imposed on OTR tires imported from China from Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014. The six exporters involved are still required to pay the tariffs, but they are not as high.

Here’s some background. On Oct. 9, 2015, the Department of Commerce (DOC) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order “on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).”

Based on the DOC’s analysis of the comments received, certain changes in the weighted average dumping margins were made.

1. Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. (or Armour Rubber Co. Ltd., or Xuzhou Hanbang Tyre Co. Ltd.)

OLD %       NEW %

86.78%      65.33%

2. Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co. Ltd.

99.36%      79.86%

3. Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co. Ltd.

91.30%      70.55%

4. Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co. Ltd.

91.30%      70.55%

5. Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) China Co. Ltd.

91.30%      70.55%

6. Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd.

91.30%      70.55%

For the non-examined separate rate companies, the DOC tariff is 70.55%. For the PRC-wide entity, the tariff is 105.31%.

For more information, visit Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 76.

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