Chinese truck/bus tyres: US court partially rejects determination

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) must reappraise its final determination on truck and bus tyres from China after the US Court of International Trade (CIT) only partially sustained the ITC’s determination that the US tyre industry has been neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by imports of these products.

US tyre industry union the United Steelworkers (USW) lodged an appeal with the CIT after the ITC published its final determination in March 2017 and decided not to proceed with anti-dumping duties as high as 22.57 per cent and countervailing duties as high as 65.46 per cent on truck and bus tyres from China.

The CIT concluded that while the ITC’s findings on the conditions of competition and adverse impact are supported by substantial evidence, it found that the ITC’s negative adverse price effects determination and negative threat determination aren’t supported by substantial evidence. It remanded these two determinations to the ITC for reconsideration consistent with their opinion. The CIT ordered that the ITC complete the all steps of the remand redetermination process by 20 March 2019.

The CIT’s opinion and order can be read here.

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