WASHINGTON—Titan International Inc. and the United Steelworkers union have filed petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, seeking relief from imports of off-the-road tires from China, India and Sri Lanka.
Titan and the USW claim the OTR imports from China and India are being dumped in the U.S. market, and that importers from all three countries are benefiting from government subsidies.
In 2007, Titan and the USW filed petitions with the ITC and Commerce, requesting antidumping and countervailing duties against OTR tire imports from China. The government granted those duties the following year, and renewed them early in 2014 after a routine five-year review.
Besides the inclusion of Indian and Sri Lankan imports, the new petitions differ from the previous ones in that they include tires mounted on wheels as well as unmounted tires. The petitions cover OTR tires for agriculture, industry, construction, mining and industrial applications, Titan and the USW said.