USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Steel Wheels from China

May 10, 2018
News Release 18-054
Inv. No. Inv. Nos. 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Steel Wheels from China

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of steel wheels from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Vice Chairman David S. Johanson, and Commissioners Irving A. Williamson and Jason E. Kearns voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission’s affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue with its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning imports of this product from China, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about June 23, 2018, and its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about September 6, 2018.

The Commission’s public report Steel Wheels from China (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4785, May 2018) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

The report will be available after June 8, 2018; when available, it may be accessed on the USITC website at:  http://pubapps.usitc.gov/applications/publogs/qry_publication_loglist.asp.

 

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20436

 

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Steel Wheels from China

Investigation No(s): 701-TA-602 and 731-TA-1412 (Preliminary)

 

Product Description:  Certain on-the-road steel wheels, discs, and rims for tubeless tires, with a nominal rim diameter of 22.5 inches and 24.5 inches, regardless of width

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Preliminary phase antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations

2.   Petitioners:  Accuride Corporation, Evansville, Indiana; Maxion Wheels Akron LLC, Akron, Ohio

3.   USITC Institution Date:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

4.   USITC Conference Date:  Tuesday, April 17, 2018

5.   USITC Vote Date:  Thursday, May 10, 2018

6.   USITC Notification to Commerce Date:  Friday, May 11, 2018

 

U.S. Industry in 2017:

 

1.   Number of U.S. producers:  2
2.   Location of producers’ plants:  Kentucky and Ohio

3.   Production and related workers:  [1]

4.   U.S. producers’ U.S. shipments:  1

5.   Apparent U.S. consumption:  1

6.   Ratio of subject imports to apparent U.S. consumption:  1

 

U.S. Imports in 2017:

1.   Subject imports:  $37.7 million.

2.   Nonsubject imports:  $13.8 million.

3.   Leading import sources:  China and Mexico

 


[1] Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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