WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission is conducting a review of antidumping and countervailing duties imposed in 2017 on imports of certain off-the-road tires from India to determine whether they should be continued.
The agency is reviewing information submitted by affected parties on both sides of the issue to determine where to open a full investigation—which would involve hearings and could take up to 360 days to resolve—or an expedited investigation, which would move considerably faster.
The duties were the result of petitions from Titan Tire Corp. and the United Steelworkers union, requesting relief under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act. The duties imposed, though, were considered relatively insignificant—antidumping of 3.67 percent industrywide and countervailing duties of 4.72-5.36 percent on specific companies.
Nonetheless, Titan Tire is urging the ITC to keep the duties in place, arguing that revoking the duties "would likely lead to continuation of recurrence of material injury to the U.S. OTR tire industry within a reasonably foreseeable time."
According to data presented by Titan Tire in its submission to the ITC, the number of pneumatic OTR tires imported from India exceeded 2 million units last year for the first time, up from 1.3 million in 2020 and 1.47 million in 2019. That translated into $345.5 million, Titan said, based on an average declared customs value of $168.20.