Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
On December 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
|South Korea||Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd.||38.07%|
|Nexen Tire Corporation||14.24%|
|Taiwan||Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.||52.42%|
|Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd.||98.44%|
|Thailand||LLIT Thailand Co., Ltd.||22.21%|
|Sumitomo Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd.||13.25%|
|Country||Exporter/Producer||Dumping Rates||Cash Deposit Rate |
|Vietnam||Sailun Group (HongKong) Co., Limited / Sailun Tire Americas Inc. / Sailun (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.||00.00%||00.00%|
|Kenda Rubber (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. / Kenda Rubber (Vietnam) Co. Ltd.||00.00%||00.00%|
|Bridgestone Corporation / Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC||00.00%||00.00%|
|Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC / Bridgestone Tire Manufacturing Vietnam LLC||00.00%||00.00%|
|Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. / Kumho Tire (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.||00.00%||00.00%|
|The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. / Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Co.,||00.00%||00.00%|
|Vietnam-Wide Entity ||22.30%||22.27%|
 Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference
 Rates adjusted for export and other subsidy offsets, where applicable
|Petition(s) Filed||May 13, 2020|
|DOC Initiation Date||June 22, 2020|
|ITC Preliminary Determination(s)||July 17, 2020|
|DOC Preliminary Determination(s)||December 29, 2020|
|DOC Final Determination(s)||May 13, 2021|
|ITC Final Determination(s)||June 28, 2021|
|Issuance of Order(s) ||July 6, 2021|
 This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the 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).
|South Korea||Volume (number of tires)||18,571,268||19,327,013||19,141,994|
|Taiwan||Volume (number of tires)||8,929,934||8,351,316||8,809,596|
|Thailand||Volume (number of tires)||34,902,955||40,595,438||45,282,181|
|Vietnam||Volume (number of tires)||8,742,260||10,634,376||12,146,735|
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 the 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 preliminary 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, A-583-869, A-549-842, and A-552-828 for Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, respectively.
To date, Commerce maintains 542 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.
Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 306 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 278 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.