WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department's International Trade Administration will issue its preliminary antidumping determination on passenger and light truck tires imported from China on Jan. 21 as scheduled, Commerce said in an advisory Jan. 20.
The investigation is limited to new pneumatic rubber tires with a passenger or light truck designation, Commerce said. The agency will issue a fact sheet Jan. 21 outlining its decision, it said.
The United Steelworkers union filed a petition with the International Trade Commission in June 2014, requesting countervailing and antidumping duties against Chinese passenger and light truck tires under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act.
Commerce set preliminary countervailing duties of 15.29 percent for most Chinese tire makers on Nov. 24. After reconsideration, however, the agency lowered that rate in December to 12.03 percent.
Imports of Chinese passenger and light truck tires to the U.S. were estimated at $2.1 billion in 2013, Commerce said.