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China OTR Tariff Investigation Ends

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The U.S. International Trade Commission voted to end its anti-dumping and countervailing investigation of off-the-road (OTR) tires imported from China. However, the ITC will continue investigating imports of OTR tires imported from India and Sri Lanka.

In a preliminary hearing on Feb. 19, the ITC determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidized by the governments of India and Sri Lanka.

All six ITC commissioners voted in the affirmative with respect to India and Sri Lanka and determined that imports under these investigations from China are negligible.

As a result of the affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its investigations on imports of these products from India and Sri Lanka, with its preliminary countervailing duty determinations due on or about April 4, 2016, and its preliminary antidumping duty determinations due on or about June 16, 2016. 

The ITC’s public report Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from China, India, and Sri Lanka (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-551-553 and 731-TA-1307-1308 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4594, March 2016) will be available after March 23, 2016.  It may be accessed on the USITC website.  

For recent MTD stories on the OTR tariffs, see:

OTR Tariff Investigation Takes Another Step Forward

TBR Tire Tariff Hearing Is Set for Feb. 19

Two Sides to the OTR Tire Tariff

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