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MEMA Issues Statement Following Launch Of DOC Probe Into Auto Tariffs

Following reports that the U.S. Commerce Department has launched a probe into whether it could raise tariffs on auto imports to 25 percent as a matter of national security, MEMA has issued a statement urging the Trump administration to rethink its plan.

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Dept. of Commerce Revises Countervailing Duties on 3 Chinese PLT Tiremakers

The Department of Commerce has amended its countervailing duty administrative review of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) imported from China.

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USTMA Testifies in Steel Imports Investigation

The U.S. Department of Commerce is investigating the national security implications of steel imports. In a recent testimony, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) urged specific types of tire cord-quality steel wire rod be excluded from the investigation.

DOC Lowers Anti-dumping Duties for all but One Manufacturer

The U.S. Department of Commerce has amended its countervailing duty rates for passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China to correct significant ministerial errors, according to reports. The result is a lower anti-dumping tariff for all but one of the 68 manufacturers, importers and distributors named in the original assignment. The DOC’s International Trade

Chinese Duties Now Effective

Effective Dec.1, importers of passenger and light truck tires from China are required to pay the 15.69% countervailing duties, according to the Commerce Department’s notice in the Federal Register. The new duty is retroactive 90-days from the publication date of the Federal Register. Three companies have been singled out by the Commerce Department to pay

Senate Democrats Support Investigation into Chinese Tire Dumping

Several Senate Democrats are supporting the Commerce Department’s investigation of the dumping of Chinese tire imports in the U.S., according to The Hill. On Monday, 31 Democratic senators sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker in support of the agency’s decision to examine tire imports. The letter also urged action to restore fair trade

Union Gets Extension in China Tire Complaint

The USW has petitioned for and received an extension from the U.S. Department of Commerce, pushing back to November the deadline for completion of the preliminary determination on its antidumping and countervailing duty complaint targeting China-made consumer tires imported into the U.S. The extension moves the due date for a preliminary determination by the Commerce