Qihang, Tianjin appeal OTR tire duties

NEW YORK—Two more Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers officially have appealed new duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce, bringing the total to seven.

On May 16, Qingdao Qihang also appealed the antidumping determinations and requested remand and other relief. Tianjin United Tire & Rubber International Co. Ltd. filed preliminary documents but no complaint that day.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) Co. Ltd. filed a complaint May 15 with the U.S. Court of International Trade, requesting remand of Commerce's antidumping duty determinations for the period between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015.

Trelleborg also requested "such other relief as this court deems just and proper."

Trelleborg, Qihang and Tianjin joined four companies that filed briefs with the CIT May 4 and 5. They were Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co. Ltd., Aeolus Tyre Co. Ltd., Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd. and Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full World International Trading Co. Ltd.

All of the appeals were filed within the 30-day deadline after the publication of the Commerce decisions in the Federal Register

The agency released the results of its countervailing duty review for calendar year 2014 on April 18, and the results of its antidumping review on April 21.

In those determinations, Commerce revised countervailing duties for Chinese OTR tires to rates between 34.46 and 46.01 percent, and antidumping duties to between 33.08 and 105.31 percent.