Final Determinations in 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
|South Korea||Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd ||27.05%|
|Nexen Tire Corporation||14.72%|
|Taiwan||Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd||20.04%|
|Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd.||101.84%|
|Thailand||LLIT (Thailand) Co., Ltd||21.09%|
|Sumitomo Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd||14.62%|
|Country||Producer/Exporter||Dumping Rates||Adjusted Dumping Rates|
|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 ||22.30%||22.27%|
Final Subsidy Rates
|Vietnam||Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd||7.89%|
|Sailun (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.||6.23%|
 Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference
 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) ||July 12, 2021||July 12, 2021|
 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.
|South Korea||Volume (Number of Tires)||19,327,013||19,141,994||17,076,817|
|Taiwan||Volume (Number of Tires)||8,351,316||8,809,596||10,012,534|
|Thailand||Volume (Number of Tires)||40,595,438||45,282,181||44,496,027|
|Vietnam||Volume (Number of Tires)||10,634,376||12,146,735||13,807,703|
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.