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Tariffs on OTR Tires From China Are Increasing, Again

Posted on August 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is once again revising the tariff rates charged to importers of off-the-road tires from China.

The change comes as a result of the DOC’s review of OTR tires brought into the U.S. in 2014. The DOC had published revised rates in April. Afterwards, Titan Tire Corp., the United Steelworkers union and Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd. all filed allegations of “ministerial” or mathematical errors in the calculations.

The DOC agrees it did make an error regarding “the selection of a synthetic rubber benchmark” in its calculations.

As a result, the subsidy rates are changing for Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd., Xuzhou Xugong and the 44 companies that weren’t selected as mandatory respondents in the investigation. After substantial increases in April, the rates are all increasing again.

Manufacturer/exporterSubsidy rate
Guizhou37.57
Xuzhou57.13
Other non-selected companies47.35


In addition to these changes, some tire companies — including Guizhou and Xuzhou, as well as Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co. Ltd. — also are pursuing an appeal in the U.S. Court of International Trade. With that appeal pending, a judge has ordered that the tire makers in the appeals case not be subject to these higher rates “pending resolution of the associated litigation.”

The notice is set to be published in the Federal Register on Aug. 25, 2017.

Related Topics: Chinese imports, DOC, OTR tariffs, tariffs

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