Another review of tariffs on Chinese truck tires shows that rates have increased slightly in 2020, but still remain lower than those initially assessed at the start of 2019.

The International Trade Administration has completed its preliminary review of countervailing duties charged and collected in 2020, and so far that review shows a slight increase from a completed review of 2019 data. to compensate for government subsidies granted to producers and importers in the country of origin of the products.

The government regularly reviews tariffs imposed on products imported into the United States, and the International Trade Administration has completed the first stage of its review of data that covers Chinese truck tires imported into the United States during the year. 2020. With the preliminary phase of the review completed, the government will now begin the final phase of its review.

In 2020, MTD research shows that China imported 1.3 million medium truck tires into the United States. That total dropped in 2021, to 1.1 million. Despite the decline, in 2021 China was No. 5 on the list of top countries importing TBR tires to the United States (Thailand is the largest importer, bringing in 6.8 million truck tires in 2021.)

Exam results

This review only applies to countervailing subsidies applied to TBR tires from China. Anti-dumping duties are the subject of separate investigations and reviews.

In February 2019, when the Chinese truck tire tariffs were first imposed, the countervailing duties ranged from 20.98% to 63.34%.

A review of 2019 data found rates ranging from 17.47% for Prinx Chenghan Tire Co. Ltd. at 14.77% for Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co. Ltd.

Here is an overview of the new rates following the preliminary revision of 2020:

Company/Importer Rate
*Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co. Ltd. 17.85%
**Qingdao Ge Rui Da Tire Co. 17.15%
Jiangsu General Science Technology Co.Ltd. 17.21%
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co.Ltd.
Qingdao Awesome International Trade Co.Ltd.
Qingdao Doublestar Tire Industrial Co.Ltd.
Shandong Haohua Tire Co.Ltd.
Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co.Ltd.
Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co.Ltd.
Triangle Tire Co.Ltd.

*The Ministry of Commerce indicates that these companies are jointly owned with Prinx Chengshan: Chengshan Group Co. Ltd. ; Shanghai Chengzhan Information and Technology Center; Prinx Chengshan (Qingdao) Industrial Research & Design Co. Ltd. ; and Shandong Prinx Chengshan Tire Technology Research Co. Ltd.

**These companies are jointly owned with Qingdao Ge Rui Da: Cooper Tire (China) Investment Co. Ltd. ; Cooper Tire Asia Pacific (Shanghai) Trading Co.Ltd. ; Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co.Ltd. ; and Qingdao Yiyuan Investment Co. Ltd.

These rates will be published in the Federal Register on March 8, and beginning the same day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be required to collect these fees.

Unless there is an extension, the Commerce Department expects to release the final results of its administrative review of this matter within 120 days.