Following the petition filed by The United Steelworkers (USW) union, the International Trade Commission (ITC) will issue a preliminary ruling to determine whether antidumping and countervailing duties are justified against passenger and light truck tires imported from China. The ITC is required to issue its ruling by July 18.
On June 3, The USW union requested antidumping and countervailing duties against Chinese tire imports when it filed petitions with the ITC and Commerce under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act.
The ITC must report its findings to the Commerce Department by July 25. Commerce may extend the deadline if the ITC requests more time, said a Federal Register notice.
If the ITC determines that duties are justified, Commerce will begin its own preliminary investigation. If Commerce also concludes that duties are justified, a full investigation will begin.