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Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

On November 1, 2018 the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) remanded the International Trade Commission's (ITC) final negative injury determination on truck and bus tires from the People's Republic of China (China). On January 30, 2019, the ITC filed its final remand determination, finding material injury to an industry in the United States by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China. Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the ITC, Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on truck and bus tires from China. Therefore, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation and collect cash deposits on entries of truck and bus tires from China at the ad valorem rates listed below.

DATES:

Applicable February 15, 2019.

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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

In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on January 27, 2017, Commerce published affirmative final determinations of sales at less than fair value and critical circumstances in the investigation of truck and bus tires from China.[1] On March 13, 2017, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A) of the Act by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China at less than fair value.[2] Accordingly, Commerce instructed CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise without regard to antidumping duties.[3] On November 1, 2018, the CIT remanded the ITC's final negative determination.[4] On January 30, 2019, upon remand, the ITC issued its final determination, in which the ITC found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China. However, in its final determination upon remand, the ITC found that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from China that are subject to Commerce's final affirmative critical circumstances finding.

On February 8, 2019, pursuant to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's (CAFC) opinion in Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374, 1381 (Fed. Cir. 2010), the ITC notified Commerce of this determination upon remand.[5] In Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition, the CAFC clarified that the same procedures for issuance of an order and collection of cash deposits apply when a material injury determination is made upon remand, and that the ITC should provide notice to Commerce of its remand determination at the time that it is issued, notwithstanding the pendency of ongoing litigation.[6] Moreover, the CAFC held that Commerce's duty to publish an order is triggered by the ITC's notification of its affirmative injury determination, rather than the date of the publication of the notice of such determination.[7]

Scope of the Order

The products covered by this antidumping duty order are truck and bus tires. For a complete description for the scope of the order, see the “Scope of the Order” in the Appendix of this notice.

Antidumping Duty Order

As stated above, upon remand, the ITC issued its final affirmative determination. In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act and Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010), the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in its investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of truck and bus tires from China.[8] Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, we are publishing this antidumping duty order.

Accordingly, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of truck and bus tires from China. These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of truck and bus tires from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of this antidumping duty order.Start Printed Page 4437

Suspension of Liquidation

In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, effective the publication date of this order, we will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation on all entries of truck and bus tires from China. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice.

We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated below. Accordingly, effective the publication date of this order, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit at rates equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins adjusted for domestic pass-through subsidies and export subsidies found in the amended final determination of the companion countervailing duty investigation of this merchandise imported from China.[9]

Critical Circumstances

In its final affirmative determination upon remand, the ITC found no critical circumstances on imports of truck and bus tires from China. Accordingly, Commerce will not instruct CBP to suspend entries pursuant to section 733(e)(2) of the Act.

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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
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
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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 Co.Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd9.00
Hongtyre Group Co.Shandong 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., Inc.Nanjing 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
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
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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
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
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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 Co.9.00
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
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., Ltd.,9.00
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
China-Wide Entity22.57
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Notifications to Interested Parties

This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to truck and bus tires from China pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​stats/​iastats1.html.

This order is published in accordance with sections 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

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Dated: February 12, 2019.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Scope of the Order

The scope of the order 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 order 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 order 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 order 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.

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

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Footnotes

1.  See Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, 82 FR 8599 (January 27, 2017) (Final Determinations).

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2.  See Letter from the ITC to Commerce, dated March 13, 2017. See also Truck and Bus Tires from China, 82 FR 14232 (March 17, 2017), and Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China, Investigation No. 701-TA-556 and 508 and 731-TA-1311, USITC Pub. 4673 (March 2017) (Final).

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3.  See CBP Message No. 7094307 dated April 4, 2017.

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4.  See United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, v. United States, Court No. 17-00078, Slip Op. 18-151 (Ct. Int'l Trade Nov. 1, 2018).

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5.  See the Letter from the ITC to Commerce dated February 8, 2019.

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6.  See Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition, 626 F.3d at 1381-82.

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7.  Id. at 1379, n.2.

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9.  See Final Determinations, 82 FR at 8604. See also Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination and Countervailing Duty Order (Countervailing Duty Order), signed concurrently with this notice. In the Final Determination, we explained that the countervailing duty rate attributable to domestic pass-through subsidies and export subsidies is 27.59 percent and, if the ITC makes an affirmative final determination, the adjusted cash deposit rate will be zero percent for Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. (PCT), the non-selected separate rate respondents, and the China-wide Entity. See Final Determinations, 82 FR at 8604. The amended final determination of the concurrent countervailing duty investigation has changed the countervailing duty rate attributable to domestic pass-through subsidies and export subsidies to 19.74 percent. See Countervailing Duty Order at 3, n.9, and the Memorandum, “Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Amended Cash Deposit Rate for the China-Wide Entity” dated concurrently with this notice. We deducted this 19.74 percentage point from the calculate margins for PCT, the non-selected separate rate respondents, and the China-wide entity. This amended countervailing duty rate changes the adjusted cash deposit rate for China-wide entity from zero percent to 2.83 percent but the adjusted cash deposit rates for PCT and the non-selected separate rate respondents remain at zero percent.

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[FR Doc. 2019-02656 Filed 2-14-19; 8:45 am]

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