U.S. Department of Commerce issues low countervailing duties against import of OTR tyres from India.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued relatively low countervailing duties against imports of OTR tyres from India and Sri Lanka and found no evidence of dumping against Indian OTR tyres.
The countervailing duties were announced after a Jan. 4 hearing before the International Trade Commission, where advocates and opponents of duties against pneumatic off-the-road tyres from India and Sri Lanka squared off.
Sri Lankan OTR tyre importers were not investigated for dumping. Titan International Inc. and the United Steelworkers union petitioned the ITC in January 2016 for relief, requesting formal investigations of OTR tyres from China, India and Sri Lanka under Sections 701 and 731 of the Trade Act.
Chinese OTR tyre importers later were excused from the investigation, but the ITC and Commerce pursued countervailing duty investigations against both India and Sri Lanka and antidumping duty investigations against India.