WASHINGTON—Shandong Linglong Tyre Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co. Ltd. and entitled to Leo's standing tariff for off-the-road tire imports of 12.83 percent, the Commerce Department has said in a preliminary determination.
Leo was one of the Chinese OTR tire importers that fell under Commerce's massive antidumping duty order in September 2008. Shandong Linglong filed a petition with the agency last year, stating that it was essentially the same company as Leo except for the changed name and therefore eligible for the same tariff treatment as Leo.
Commerce determined that the name change did not affect the company in any meaningful way. It invited interested parties to comment.