5 OTR tyre firms remanded to US Department of Commerce

The US Court of International Trade (CIT) has remanded five Chinese OTR tyre importers to the Department of Commerce (DOC). This means an antidumping duty determination against the five firms and has been made and DOC has been ordered to recalculate the antidumping margins it issued against them in a 2016 administrative review.

On 4 April 2018, CIT Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu issued a decision stating that Commerce had erred in its review of its calculation of antidumping duties for the 2013-2014 period against: Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd., Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co. Ltd., Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-World International Trading Co. Ltd., Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) Co. Ltd. and Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co. Ltd.

In its 2016 review, DOC assigned antidumping duties of 65.33 per cent to Xugong, 79.86 per cent for Qihang and 70.55 per cent to the others for the 2013 – 2014 financial year.

For all plaintiffs, Stanceu ordered DOC to recalculate the dumping margins and submit the recalculations within 90 days.

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