U.S. Moves Toward Anti-Dumping Duties on Truck and Bus Tires From China

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday truck and bus tires from China were being dumped in the United States at below-market prices, a potential step toward the imposition of duties.

[Eric Beech| August 29, 2016 | The New York Times]

In a preliminary determination, the department said the tires were being dumped at margins ranging from 20.87 percent to 22.57 percent. In a related preliminary finding in June, it said China was also unfairly subsidizing the products.

The department said it would announce its final determination in the anti-dumping case no later than Jan. 17, 2017. It had previously said it would announce a final finding in the companion anti-subsidy case on or about Nov. 10.

Any duties would be contingent on a final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the domestic industry was being harmed. An estimated $1.07 billion worth of truck and bus tires were imported from China in 2015.

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  • commented 2016-08-31 11:19:59 -0400
    Our government takes five months to decide whether or not to swat one mosquito. There are millions of such mosquitoes. No wonder the threat of the spread of the “Zika virus” has folks concerned. What we need is the sort of “aerial bombardment with DDT” that Donald Trump is proposing.

    China is cheating us in every possible way. (Read “Death by China,” or watch the movie on YouTube.) China is cheating us because our greedy, incompetent government has been allowing it for three decades.

    China has been stealing our jobs, our technology and our intellectual property, while draining our wealth. This is not for the benefit of the Chinese people, but to build up the Chinese military, and to enrich the honchos of the Chinese Communist Party.