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Preliminary Determinations in Antidumping Duty Investigation of Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Preliminary Determinations in the AD Investigations 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.

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates
South Korea Hankook Tire & Technology Co. Ltd. 38.07%
Nexen Tire Corporation 14.24%
All Others 27.81%
Taiwan Cheng Shin Rubber Ind. Co. Ltd.  52.42%
Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. Ltd. 98.44%
All others 88.82%
Thailand LLIT Thailand Co., Ltd.  22.21%
Sumitomo Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 13.25%
All others 16.66%

 

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates Cash Deposit Rate [2]
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 [1] 22.30% 22.27%

 

[1] Rate was assigned based on facts available with an adverse inference 
[2] Rates adjusted for export and other subsidy offsets, where applicable

Event AD Investigation(s)
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) [1] July 6, 2021

[1] 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). 

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
South Korea Volume (number of tires) 18,571,268 19,327,013 19,141,994
Value (USD) $1,161,610,874 $1,919,413,532 $1,171,289,617
Taiwan Volume (number of tires) 8,929,934 8,351,316 8,809,596
Value (USD) $356,123,338 $343,996,102 $373,048,681
Thailand Volume (number of tires) 34,902,955 40,595,438 45,282,181
Value (USD) $1,408,239,008 $1,717,231,413 $1,962,225,499
Vietnam Volume (number of tires) 8,742,260 10,634,376 12,146,735
Value (USD) $350,831,799 $411,428,812 $469,640,019

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.