WASHINGTON (Aug. 22) — The U.S. International Trade Commission has supported in a preliminary vote Titan Tire International Inc.´s effort to get duties imposed on Chinese-made off-the-road tires.
The ITC ruled in a 6-0 vote Aug. 20 imports of Chinese-made OTR tires to the U.S. are being sold at less than fair value, harming U.S. makers of such tires. The United Steelworkers union is supporting Titan´s petition.
The Department of Commerce will continue its investigations of certain Chinese-made OTR imports to decide how much foreign subsidies are affecting the prices of the tires sold in the U.S.
The Commerce Department and the ITC must make positive determinations separately, followed by public hearings, before duties would be imposed.
The ITC will publish its findings on Sept. 17.