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Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances

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AGENCY:

Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of truck and bus tires from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The final dumping margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the “Final Determination” section of this notice.

DATES:

Effective January 27, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760 and (202) 482-2201, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department published the Preliminary Determinations and the Amended Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of truck and bus tires from the PRC on September 6, 2016, and October 14, 2016, respectively.[1] For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determinations, see the Start Printed Page 8600Issues and Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.[2]

Period of Investigation

The POI is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

Scope of the Investigation

The products covered by this investigation are truck and bus tires. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the “Scope of the Investigation” in Appendix I of this notice.

Scope Comments

Two interested parties submitted scope requests shortly before, and after, the Preliminary Determinations, after receiving permission from the Department to file their scope requests. The Department received comments concerning these requests and has addressed the comments in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The scope in Appendix I reflects the final scope of the investigation.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Department's Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​.

Verification

As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we verified the U.S. sales and factors of production information submitted by Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. (PCT) in October 2016.[3] We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by PCT.

Changes to the Dumping Margin Calculations

Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to our dumping margin calculations.[4]

Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances

We preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist for PCT, the non-selected separate rate respondents, and the PRC-wide entity.[5] For the final determination, we continue to determine that critical circumstances exist for PCT, the non-selected separate rate respondents, and the PRC-wide entity.[6]

Combination Rates

Consistent with Preliminary Determinations[7] and Policy Bulletin 05.1,[8] the Department calculated combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a separate rate in this investigation.

Final Determination

The Department determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist:

ExporterProducerWeighted average margin (percent)
Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., LtdPrinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Actyon Tyre Resources Co., LimitedChao Yang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Actyon Tyre Resources Co., LimitedShandong Haohua Tires Co., Ltd9.00
Actyon Tyre Resources Co., LimitedShandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdQingdao Taifa Group Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdShandong Chuanghua Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdShandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdShandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Aosen Tire Co., LtdShandong Zhentai Group Co., Ltd9.00
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., LtdChina National Tyre & Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd9.00
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Best Choice International Trade Co., LtdAeolus Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Best Choice International Trade Co., LtdQingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Best Choice International Trade Co., LtdShan Dong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Best Choice International Trade Co., LtdSichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Best Choice International Trade Co., LtdZC Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Bestyre International Industrial LimitedChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Bestyre International Industrial LimitedChaoyang Long March Tyre New Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdAeolus Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdChina National Tyre & Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
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BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdShandong Jinyu Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
BOE Commerce Co., LtdZhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdShandong Yuelong Group9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdSichuan Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber and Plastic Products Co., Ltd9.00
Briway Tire Co., LtdSichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Chonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. LtdChonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. Ltd9.00
Chongqing Hankook Tire Co., LtdChongqing Hankook Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Cooper Tire (China) Investment Co., LtdQingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Daking Industrial Co., LimitedShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Fleming LimitedQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Fleming LimitedQingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Fleming LimitedShandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Fleming LimitedShandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company LtdGiti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company LtdGiti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company LtdGiti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company LtdGiti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company LtdGiti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company LtdGiti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company LtdGiti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company LtdGiti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company LtdGiti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. LtdGiti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. LtdGiti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd9.00
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. LtdGiti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Ltd9.00
Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., LtdGoodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Hongkong Tiancheng Investment & Trading Co., LimitedShandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Hongtyre Group CoPrinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Hongtyre Group CoShandong Bayi Tyre Manufacture Co., Ltd9.00
Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., LtdJiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., LtdJiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedShandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedShandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedShandong Sangong Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedShandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Koryo International Industrial LimitedSichuan Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Kumho Tire Co., IncNanjing Kumho Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Longkou Xinglong Tyre Co., LtdLongkou Xinglong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Maxon Int'l Co., LimitedShandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Maxon Int'l Co., LimitedTriangle Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdNingxia Shenzhou Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdShaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdSichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Megalith Industrial Group Co., LtdXingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Michelin Asia-Pacific Export (HK) LimitedMichelin Shenyang Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Newland Tyre Int'l LimitedShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Noble Manufacture Co., LtdQingdao Hongchi Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Philixx Tyres and Accessories LimitedShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Philixx Tyres and Accessories LimitedXingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Philixx Tyres and Accessories LimitedShandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedChaoyang Langma Co., Ltd9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedQiangdao Huanghai Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedShandong Hongsheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedShandong Xingyuan Group9.00
Q&J Industrial Group Co., LimitedSichuan Kailiwei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Au-Shine Group Co., LtdShandong Gulun Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Champion International Trading Co., LtdShandong Cocrea Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Champion International Trading Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Champion International Trading Co., LtdZhucheng Sinoroad Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
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Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Xiyingmen Double Camel Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdAeolus Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdChonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdDouble Coin Holdings Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdHangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdQingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. LtdShandong Xingyuan International Trading Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., LtdQingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Honghua Tyre FactoryQingdao Honghua Tyre Factory9.00
Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., LtdDouble Coin Holdings Ltd9.00
Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., LtdQingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., LtdShaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., LtdZhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdBeijing Landy Tire & Tech Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdChonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdDeruibo Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdShandong Huge Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Keter International Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdChonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdDoublestar Dongfeng Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdShandong Xingyuan International Trading Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdShandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., LtdSichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Milestone Tyres Co., LimitedShandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Milestone Tyres Co., LimitedXingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdChina National Tyre And Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdNingxia Shenzhou Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Hengfeng Rubber & Plastic Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., LtdShandong Wanshine Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber And Plastic Products Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., LtdQingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Rhino International Co., LtdDongying JinZheng Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Rhino International Co., LtdQingdao Aonuo Group9.00
Qingdao Rhino International Co., LtdShandong Jinwangda Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Rhino International Co., LtdWeihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Taihao Tyre Co., LtdQingdao Taihao Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Commercial Co., LtdHebei Tianrui Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Commercial Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Commercial Co., LtdXingyuan Tires Group9.00
Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., LtdQingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdAeolus Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdBayi Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdChonche Auto Double Happiness Tyre Corp. Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdDouble Coin Holdings Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdGuizhou Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdHangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Hengfeng Rubber and Plastic Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
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Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Wosen Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShandong Yongtai Group Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdShengtai Group Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdSouth China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdWeifang Goldshield Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber & Plastic Products Co., Ltd9.00
Qingdao Yongdao International Trade Co., LtdXingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Rodeo Tire LtdShandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd9.00
Rodeo Tire LtdSichuan Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdAeolus Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdDongying Fangxing Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdDouble Coin Holdings Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdQingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdShandong Longyue Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdShandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdWanli Group Trade Limited9.00
Rover Tire Co., LtdZhongce Rubber Group Company Limited9.00
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., LtdSailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd9.00
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., LtdShenyang Peace Radial Tyre Manufacturing Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., LtdShandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Haohua Tire Co., LtdShandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Haoyu Rubber Co., LtdShandong Haoyu Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Hengfeng Rubber & Plastic Co., LtdShandong Hengfeng Rubber & Plastic Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Hengyu Science & Technology Co., LtdShandong Hengyu Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., LtdGood Friend Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., LtdShandong Wosen Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., LtdShandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber and Plastic Products Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co., LtdShandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Hugerubber Co., LtdShandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., LtdShandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., LtdShandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong O'Green Tyres Co., LtdShandong O'Green Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., LtdShandong Province Sanli Tire Manufactured Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Sangong Rubber Co., LtdShandong Sangong Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., LtdShandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., LtdShandong Hongyu Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., LtdShandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., LtdWeifang Yuelong Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Vheal Group Co., LtdShandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., LtdShandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Wanshine Tire Co., LtdShandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Xingyuan Tire Group Co., LtdShandong Xingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., LtdShandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co., LtdShandong Yongfeng Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., LtdShandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shandong Yongtai Group Co., LtdShandong Yongtai Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shanghai Durotyre International Trading Co., LtdChaoyang Long March Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Shanghai Durotyre International Trading Co., LtdDouble Happiness Tyre Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
Shengtai Group Co., LtdShengtai Group Co., Ltd9.00
Shengtai Group Co., LtdShandong Zhushenghua Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & Export Co., LtdHefei Wanli Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & Export Co., LtdSouth China Tire & Rubber Co9.00
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & Export Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber And Plastics Products Co., Ltd9.00
Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., LtdShifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Shuma Tyre International (Qingdao) Co., LtdShandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Sichuan Kalevei Technology Co., LtdSichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Ltd9.00
Sinotyre International Group Co., LtdDongying City Fangxing Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Sinotyre International Group Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Sportrak Tire Group LimitedBayi Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Sportrak Tire Group LimitedShaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Sportrak Tire Group LimitedShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., LtdNDI Tire (Qingdao) Co., Ltd9.00
Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., LtdQingdao Nama Industrial Co., Ltd9.00
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Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., LtdShandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., LtdShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co., LtdXingyuan Tire Group Co., Ltd9.00
Top Tyre Industry Co., LimitedShandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co., Ltd9.00
Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., LtdToyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd9.00
Triangle Tyre Co., LtdTriangle Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Tyrechamp Group Co., LimitedSouth China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Tyrechamp Group Co., LimitedZhongce Rubber Group Company Limited9.00
Wanli Group Trade LimitedSouth China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber And Plastic Products Co., LtdWeifang Shunfuchang Rubber And Plastic Products Co., Ltd9.00
Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., LtdWeihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., LtdWeihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., LtdWendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd9.00
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., LtdXuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd9.00
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., LtdArmour Rubber Company Ltd9.00
Yokohama Rubber Co., LtdSuzhou Yokohama Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Yongsheng Group Co., LtdShandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Zhongce Rubber Group Co., LtdZhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd9.00
Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., LtdZhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Ltd9.00
PRC-Wide Entity22.57

As detailed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, Double Coin Holdings Ltd., a mandatory respondent in this investigation, did not demonstrate that it was entitled to a separate rate.[9] Accordingly, we consider this company to be part of the PRC-wide entity.

Suspension of Liquidation

In accordance with sections 735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, because we continue to find that critical circumstances exist, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all entries of truck and bus tires from the PRC, as described in Appendix I, that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 8, 2016, which is 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determinations, and to require a cash deposit for such entries.

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), upon the publication of this notice, the Department will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit [10] equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of merchandise under consideration which have not received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.

If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) makes an affirmative final determination,[11] we will adjust the cash deposit rates by deducting applicable domestic pass-through and export subsidies rates from the final margins. With respect to PCT, the non-selected respondents eligible for a separate rate, and the PRC-wide entity, the applicable domestic pass-through subsidies and export subsidies respectively constitute 16.58 percent [12] and 11.01 percent [13] of the final calculated countervailing duty rate in the concurrent countervailing duty investigation. Thus, if the ITC makes an affirmative final determination, we will offset the rate of 9.00 percent for PCT and the non-selected respondents eligible for a separate rate and the rate of 22.57 percent for the PRC-wide entity by the countervailing duty rate attributable to domestic pass-through subsidies and export subsidies, i.e., 27.59 percent, to calculate the cash deposit rate for this investigation. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates will be zero percent for PCT, the non-selected respondents eligible for a separate rate, and the PRC-wide entity.

Disclosure

We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the final determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

International Trade Commission Notification

In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of subject merchandise from the PRC no Start Printed Page 8605later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all securities posted will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

This notice will serve as a reminder to the parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of propriety information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

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Dated: January 19, 2017.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Appendix I

Scope of the Investigation

The scope of the investigation covers truck and bus tires. Truck and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this investigation may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial.

Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol “DOT” on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have one of the following suffixes in their tire size designation, which also appear on the sidewall of the tire:

TR—Identifies tires for service on trucks or buses to differentiate them from similarly sized passenger car and light truck tires; and

HC—Identifies a 17.5 inch rim diameter code for use on low platform trailers.

All tires with a “TR” or “HC” suffix in their size designations are covered by this investigation regardless of their intended use.

In addition, all tires that lack one of the above suffix markings are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical size designations listed in the “Truck-Bus” section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below.

Truck and bus tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes truck and bus tires produced in the subject country whether mounted on wheels or rims in the subject country or in a third country. Truck and bus tires are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Truck and bus tires that enter attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope.

Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are the following types of tires: (1) Pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; (2) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires; and (3) tires that exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The designation “MH” is molded into the tire's sidewall as part of the size designation; (b) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is for “Mobile Home Use Only;” and (c) the tire is of bias construction as evidenced by the fact that the construction code included in the size designation molded into the tire's sidewall is not the letter “R.”

The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, 4011.70.00, 4011.90.80, 4011.99.4520, 4011.99.4590, 4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.6030, 8708.70.6060, and 8716.90.5059.[14]

While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

II. Background

III. Company Abbreviations

IV. Other Abbreviations

V. Period of Investigation

VI. Scope Comments

VII. Scope of the Investigation

VIII. Critical Circumstances

IX. Surrogate Country

X. Separate Rates

XI. PRC-Wide Rate

XII. Margin Calculations

XIII. Discussion of the Issues

a. Separate Rate Eligibility Issues

b. Combination Rates

c. PCT Issues

d. Preliminary Cash Deposit Rates

e. Critical Circumstances

f. Scope Issues

XIV. Recommendation

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Footnotes

1.  See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 61186 (September 6, 2016) (Preliminary Determinations) and Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 71051 (October 14, 2016) (Amended Preliminary Determination).

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2.  See the Memorandum from Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Gary Taverman to Acting Assistant Secretary Ronald K. Lorentzen, “Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances,” dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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3.  See the Report, “Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Verification of the Sales and Factors of Production Response of Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd.,” dated November 21, 2016 (Verification Report).

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4.  See Issues and Decision Memorandum for a discussion of these changes.

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5.  See Preliminary Determinations, 81 FR at 61187.

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6.  See Issues and Decision Memorandum at 6 and Comment 28.

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7.  See Preliminary Determinations, 81 FR at 61187-91.

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8.  See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, regarding, “Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy Countries,” dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available on the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​policy/​bull05-1.pdf.

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9.  See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comments 2 through 7.

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10.  See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 (October 3, 2011).

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11.  See the International Trade Commission Notification section, infra.

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12.  See the Memorandum to the File entitled, “Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Double Remedy Memorandum,” dated concurrently with this notice (Final Double Remedy Memorandum).

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13.  The Department determined that Export Buyer's Credit from State-Owned Banks and Export Seller's Credit from State-Owned Banks were export specific and, from these programs, Double Coin Holdings Ltd. and Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd., received countervailable subsidies. See the signed Federal Register notice of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China; and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, issued on January 19, 2017, at 20. See also Final Double Remedy Memorandum at Attachment 1 for our calculation of the export subsidies rate.

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14.  On August 26, 2016, the Department included HTSUS subheadings 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, and 8716.90.5059 to the case reference files, pursuant to requests by CBP and the petitioner. See Memorandum to the File entitled, “Requests from Customs and Border Protection and the Petitioner to Update the ACE Case Reference File,” dated August 26, 2016. On January 19, 2017, the Department included HTSUS subheadings 4011.70.00 and 4011.90.80 to the case reference files, pursuant to requests by CBP. See Memorandum to the File entitled, “Requests from Customs and Border Protection to Update the ACE Case Reference File,” dated January 19, 2017.

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