On 20 April 2016 the US Department of Commerce (DOC) revised down OTR tyre import duties
Nine firms were initially covered by the ruling, however DOC found that of these nine exporters, two mandatory respondents, Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co., Ltd. and Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd. made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
In addition, four companies [Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co., Ltd.; Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) China, Co. Ltd.; Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd.; and Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., Ltd.] were eligible for separate rates.
Furthermore, DOC reports that Zhongce Rubber Group Company Limited and Trelleborg Wheel Systems Hebei Co. had no shipments during the period of review.
Finally, Qingdao Haojia (Xinhai) Tyre Co. “failed to demonstrate eligibility for separate rate status”.