WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce now has until mid-May to issue a preliminary decision on imposing elevated import duties on truck/bus tires from Thailand.
The delay, published in the Feb. 8 Federal Register, will push that declaration back 50 days from the original deadline, to no later than May 14. The deadline for the final determination of this investigation will be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed, the federal agency said.
The commissioners of the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted Nov. 30 to authorize an investigation into allegations that certain manufacturers based in Thailand are selling truck/bus tires in the U.S. at less than fair valuation.
The investigation is in response to a petition from the United Steelworkers (USW) union, which is seeking elevated anti-dumping duties on truck/bus tires from Thailand.