The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) on September 19, 2022, published notice that it has finalized its first administrative review (AR1) of the antidumping duty (ADD) order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires (PVLT) from China as a result of successful appeals at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/19/2022-20207/certain-passenger-vehicles-and-light-truck-tires-from-the-peoples-republic-of-china-notice-of-court
GDLSK represented the Chinese PVLT exporter Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd. (“Sentury”), whose sales to the United States between 2015 and 2016 were individually examined. The DOC originally calculated a 4.41% ADD rate for Sentury, which is an unusually low ADD rate for Chinese products subject to a non-market economy calculation methodology.
GDLSK successfully appealed this decision to the CIT for Sentury, ultimately resulting in a reduction of the 4.41% rate to 1.27%.
Also, in this AR 1 appeal, GDLSK represented another Chinese PVLT exporter, Shandong Yongtai Group Co. (“Yongtai”), which was not individually examined but was found by the DOC to be part of the “China-wide” entity. On appeal, GDLSK persuaded the CIT to reverse the DOC’s decision, resulting in Yongtai’s AR1 ADD rate being reduced from 76.46% to 2.96%.