QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. said it is disappointed that the International Trade Commission decided not to pursue antidumping and countervailing duty investigations against mounted off-the-road tires from China.
According to a statement from the company, Maurice Taylor Jr., Titan chairman and CEO, said the company would review the ITC's full decision when it is released in the next few weeks and consider what actions it should pursue.
At the same time, Taylor said he was gratified that the commission made affirmative preliminary determinations Feb. 19 in the case of mounted and unmounted OTR tires from India and Sri Lanka.
“Our company and workers, and the industry in general, has been under attack by what we believe are unfairly trade imports from these countries,” Taylor said.
“While the investigation process is time-consuming, we are confident that our government will conduct a thorough investigation and determine the extent of the unfair trade practices that are harming Titan, its workers and other companies in the industry,” he said.
Titan and the United Steelworkers union filed petitions with the ITC Jan. 8 requesting antidumping and countervailing duties against Chinese, Sri Lankan and Indian OTR tire imports.