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Final Determinations in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

Final Determinations in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

On May 24, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires (PVLT) from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, and affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of PVLT from Vietnam.

Final Dumping Rates

Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rates
South Korea Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd [1] 27.05%
Nexen Tire Corporation 14.72%
All Others 21.74%

 

Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rates
Taiwan Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd 20.04%
Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd. 101.84%
All Others 84.75%

 

Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rates
Thailand LLIT (Thailand) Co., Ltd 21.09%
Sumitomo Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd 14.62%
All Others 17.08%

 

Country Producer/Exporter Dumping Rates Adjusted Dumping Rates[2]
Vietnam Sailun Group (HongKong) Co., Limited/Sailun Tire Americas Inc./Sailun (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. 0.00% 0.00%
Kenda Rubber (Vietnam) Co. Ltd./Kenda Rubber (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. 0.00% 0.00%
Bridgestone Corporation/Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC 0.00% 0.00%
Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC/Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC 0.00% 0.00%
Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd/ Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. 0.00% 0.00%
The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd./Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Co. 0.00% 0.00%
Vietnam-Wide Entity [1] 22.30% 22.27%

Final Subsidy Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Vietnam Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd 7.89%
Sailun (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. 6.23%
All Others 6.46%

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference 
[2] Dumping margin adjusted for export subsidy offsets

Event AD Investigation(s) CVD Investigation(s)
Petition(s) Filed May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020
DOC Initiation Date June 22, 2020 June 22, 2020
ITC Preliminary Determination(s) July 17, 2020 July 17, 2020
DOC Preliminary Determination(s) December 29, 2020 October 30, 2020
DOC Final Determination(s) May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
ITC Final Determination(s) July 5, 20201 July 5, 2021
Issuance of Order(s) [1] July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021

[1] This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2018 2019 2020
South Korea Volume (Number of Tires) 19,327,013 19,141,994 17,076,817
Value (USD) $1,919,413,532 $1,171,289,617 $972,249,841
Taiwan Volume (Number of Tires) 8,351,316 8,809,596 10,012,534
Value (USD) $343,996,102 $373,048,681 $438,243,984
Thailand Volume (Number of Tires) 40,595,438 45,282,181 44,496,027
Value (USD) $1,717,231,413 $1,962,225,499 $1,976,749,817
Vietnam Volume (Number of Tires) 10,634,376 12,146,735 13,807,703
Value (USD) $411,428,812 $469,640,019 $542,056,231

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States subheadings 4011.10.1010, 4011.10.1020, 4011.10.1030, 4011.10.1040, 4011.10.1050, 4011.10.1060, 4011.10.1070, 4011.10.5000, 4011.20.1005, and 4011.20.5010).

The petitioner is United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC (Pittsburgh, PA)

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of FAQs for the final determination.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: 

A-580-908 for South Korea,
A-583-869 for Taiwan A-549-842 for Thailand, and;
A-552-828 and C-552-829 for the AD and CVD investigations for Vietnam, respectively.

Commerce currently maintains 605 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.