WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission's Jan. 29 conference portends to be a busy affair.
More than 50 parties, including 11 Indian tire makers, have asked to be included the conference, which is to gather opinion on the pending antidumping and countervailing duties action against pneumatic off-the-road tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka.
The meeting, scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at ITC headquarters, will address concerns raised by Titan Tire International Inc. and the United Steelworkers.
Parties supporting or opposing the imposition of duties will each collectively be given one hour to make oral presentations, the ITC said in its meeting notice several weeks ago.
Non-parties to the investigations may request permission to make short statements pertaining to the investigations, according to the agency.
The list of parties that have contacted the ITC also includes the government of Sri Lanka and India's Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association as well as U.S. manufacturers Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear, Michelin North America Inc., Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp., and Specialty Tires of America.
Others listed to present at the meeting include Alliance Tire Americas Inc., importer; Apollo Vredestein USA Inc., Apollo Tyres Ltd., Indian tire manufacturer; Balkrishna Industries Ltd., BKT Tires Inc. and BKT USA Inc., Indian tire manufacturer; Camso USA Inc./Camso Loadstar (Pvt.) Ltd., Canadian producer of OTR tires with a plant in Sri Lanka; Deere & Co., farm/construction equipment maker; OTR Wheel Engineering Inc., OTR tire distributor; Rhino Manufacturing Group Inc., lawn and garden equipment supplier; and TVS Srichakra Ltd., Indian tire manufacturer