Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

 
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Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)

Federal Register Volume 81, Number 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)

Notices

Pages 71051-71056

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2016-24815

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-040

Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: On September 6, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) in the LTFV investigation of truck and bus tires from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). We are amending our preliminary determination to correct two ministerial errors which are significant in combination.

DATES: Effective October 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760 and (202) 482-

2201, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On September 6, 2016, the Department published the preliminary determination that truck and bus tires from the PRC are being sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On September 6, 2016, the Department received timely filed allegations of ministerial errors in the Preliminary Determination.\2\

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\1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 61186 (September 6, 2016) (Preliminary Determination).

\2\ See the ministerial error allegations from the petitioner and Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. (PCT) dated September 6, 2016. The petitioner in this investigation is United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC.

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Period of Investigation

The period of investigation is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

Scope of the Investigation

The products covered by this investigation are truck and bus tires. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ``Scope of the Investigation'' in the Appendix of this notice.

Analysis of Significant Ministerial Error Allegation

The Department will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial error is defined as ``an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial.'' \3\ A significant ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the correction of which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less than 25 percent of, the weighted-average dumping margin calculated in the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference between a weighted-average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a weighted-average dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice versa.\4\

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\3\ See section 735(e) of the Act.

\4\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g).

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Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (g)(1), the Department is amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of two ministerial errors it made in the calculation of the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for PCT, a mandatory respondent.\5\ The combination of these two errors constitutes a significant ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(g) because PCT's margin increased from 20.87 percent to 30.36 percent as a result of correcting these two ministerial errors, exceeding the significant threshold with a change of at least five absolute percentage points and more than 25 percent of the estimated weighted-average dumping margin.

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\5\ See Memorandum from Senior Director James Maeder to Deputy Assistant Secretary Christian Marsh entitled, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Allegations of Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary Determination,'' dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice.

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Because PCT is the only mandatory respondent eligible for a separate rate, PCT is the only respondent for which we individually calculated an estimated weighted-average dumping margin. For this reason, we assigned PCT's calculated rate to all non-examined separate rate respondents. With this amended preliminary determination, the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for each non-examined separate rate respondent is also amended to 30.36 percent.

In the Preliminary Determination, because the rate individually calculated for PCT was lower than the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition, we used the highest petition rate of 22.57 percent as the adverse facts available (AFA) applied to the PRC-wide entity. Because PCT's amended preliminary estimated weighted-average dumping margin is now higher than the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition, the AFA rate applied to the PRC-wide entity will also be 30.36 percent.\6\ Because we are relying on information obtained in the course of this investigation on which to base this rate, not on secondary information, it is not necessary to corroborate this calculated rate as AFA.\7\

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\6\ See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 20 (``In an investigation, the Department's practice with respect to the assignment of an AFA rate is to select the higher of (1) the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition or (2) the highest calculated dumping margin of any respondent in the investigation.'') (citation omitted).

\7\ See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluroethane From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 62597 (October 20, 2014), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 3. See also section 776(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.308(c) and (d).

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Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will be revised accordingly, in accordance with section 733(d) and (f) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224. The amended cash deposit rate will be 29.95 percent after the deduction of the export subsidy rate of 0.41 percent from 30.36 percent.\8\ Because it is an increase from the Preliminary Determination, the amended cash deposit rate will be effective on the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

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\8\ See Preliminary Determination, 81 FR at 61191.

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Amended Preliminary Determination

The Department preliminarily determines that the following estimated

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weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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Weighted

average

Exporter Producer dumping

margin

(percent)

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Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Prinx Chengshan 30.36

Co., Ltd.. (Shandong) Tire Co.,

Ltd..

Actyon Tyre Resources Co., Chao Yang Long March 30.36

Limited. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Actyon Tyre Resources Co., Shandong Haohua Tires 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Actyon Tyre Resources Co., Shandong Longyue Rubber 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Qingdao Taifa Group 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Chuanghua Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Hugerubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Yongsheng 30.36

Rubber Group Co., Ltd..

Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Zhentai Group 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.. China National Tyre & 30.36

Rubber Guilin Co.,

Ltd..

Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.. Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Best Choice International Trade Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd... 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Best Choice International Trade Qingdao Yellow Sea 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Best Choice International Trade Shan Dong Kaixuan 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Best Choice International Trade Sichuan Kalevei 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Technology Co., Ltd..

Best Choice International Trade ZC Rubber Group Co., 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Bestyre International Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Industrial Limited. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Bestyre International Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Industrial Limited. Tyre New Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd... 30.36

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... China National Tyre & 30.36

Rubber Guilin Co.,

Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Shandong Anchi Tyres 30.36

Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Shandong Hengyu Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Shandong Hengyu Science 30.36

& Technology Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Shandong Jinyu Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

BOE Commerce Co., Ltd.......... Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Province Sanli 30.36

Tire Manufactured Co.,

Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Vheal Group 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Wanda Boto 30.36

Tyre Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Yinbao Tyre 30.36

Group Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Shandong Yuelong Group. 30.36

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Sichuan Tyre & Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Rubber and Plastic

Products Co., Ltd..

Briway Tire Co., Ltd........... Sichuan Kalevei 30.36

Technology Co., Ltd..

Chonche Auto Double Happiness Chonche Auto Double 30.36

Tyre Corp. Ltd.. Happiness Tyre Corp.

Ltd..

Chongqing Hankook Tire Co., Chongqing Hankook Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Cooper Tire (China) Investment Qingdao Ge Rui Da 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Daking Industrial Co., Limited. Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Fleming Limited................ Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Industrial Co., Ltd..

Fleming Limited................ Qingdao Yellow Sea 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Fleming Limited................ Shandong Wanshine Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Fleming Limited................ Shandong Yinbao Tyre 30.36

Group Co., Ltd..

Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd.. Giti Tire (Anhui) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd.. Giti Tire (Fujian) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd.. Giti Tire (Yinchuan) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd. Giti Tire (Anhui) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd. Giti Tire (Fujian) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd. Giti Tire (Yinchuan) 30.36

Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Giti Tire (Anhui) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Giti Tire (Fujian) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company Giti Tire (Yinchuan) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Giti Tire (Anhui) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Giti Tire (Fujian) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Giti Tire (Yinchuan) 30.36

Ltd.. Company Ltd..

Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd.. Goodyear Dalian Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Hongkong Tiancheng Investment & Shandong Linglong Tyre 30.36

Trading Co., Limited. Co., Ltd..

Hongtyre Group Co.............. Prinx Chengshan 30.36

(Shandong) Tire Co.,

Ltd..

Hongtyre Group Co.............. Shandong Bayi Tyre 30.36

Manufacture Co., Ltd..

Jiangsu General Science Jiangsu General Science 30.36

Technology Co., Ltd.. Technology Co., Ltd..

Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.. Jiangsu Hankook Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Koryo International Industrial Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Limited. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Koryo International Industrial Shandong Anchi Tyres 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Koryo International Industrial Shandong Hugerubber 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

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Koryo International Industrial Shandong Sangong Rubber 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Koryo International Industrial Shandong Wanshine Tire 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Koryo International Industrial Sichuan Tyre & Rubber 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Kumho Tire Co., Inc............ Nanjing Kumho Tire Co., 30.36

Ltd..

Longkou Xinglong Tyre Co., Ltd. Longkou Xinglong Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Maxon Int'l Co., Limited....... Shandong Anchi Tyres 30.36

Co., Ltd.

Maxon Int'l Co., Limited....... Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. 30.36

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Ningxia Shenzhou Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Shaanxi Yanchang 30.36

Ltd.. Petroleum Group Rubber

Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Shandong Hawk 30.36

Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Sichuan Kalevei 30.36

Ltd.. Technology Co., Ltd..

Megalith Industrial Group Co., Xingyuan Tire Group 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Michelin Asia-Pacific Export Michelin Shenyang Tire 30.36

(HK) Limited. Co., Ltd..

Newland Tyre Int'l Limited..... Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Noble Manufacture Co., Ltd..... Qingdao Hongchi Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Philixx Tyres and Accessories Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Limited. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Philixx Tyres and Accessories Xingyuan Tire Group 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Philixx Tyres and Accessories Shandong Vheal Group 30.36

Limited. Co., Ltd..

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Chaoyang Langma Co., 30.36

Limited. Ltd..

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Qiangdao Huanghai 30.36

Limited. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Shandong Hongsheng 30.36

Limited. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Limited. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Shandong Xingyuan Group 30.36

Limited.

Q&J Industrial Group Co., Sichuan Kailiwei 30.36

Limited. Technology Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Au-Shine Group Co., Shandong Gulun Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Champion International Shandong Cocrea Tyre 30.36

Trading Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Champion International Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Trading Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Champion International Zhucheng Sinoroad 30.36

Trading Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd... Qingdao Fudong Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd... Qingdao Xiyingmen 30.36

Double Camel Tyre Co.,

Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd... 30.36

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Chonche Auto Double 30.36

Happiness Tyre Corp.

Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Double Coin Holdings 30.36

Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Qingdao Yellow Sea 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Industrial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd. Shandong Xingyuan 30.36

International Trading

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co., Qingdao Ge Rui Da 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory... Qingdao Honghua Tyre 30.36

Factory.

Qingdao Jinhaoyang Double Coin Holdings 30.36

International Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Qingdao Jinhaoyang Qingdao Fudong Tyre 30.36

International Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Jinhaoyang Shaanxi Yanchang 30.36

International Co., Ltd.. Petroleum Group Rubber

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Jinhaoyang Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber 30.36

International Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Beijing Landy Tire & 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Tech Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Chonche Auto Double 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Happiness Tyre Corp.

Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Deruibo Tire Co., Ltd.. 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Industrial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Shandong Huge Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Keter International Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Chonche Auto Double 30.36

Happiness Tyre Corp.

Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Doublestar Dongfeng 30.36

Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Industrial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Yellow Sea 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Shandong Xingyuan 30.36

International Trading

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Shandong Yinbao Tyre 30.36

Group Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd.. Sichuan Kalevei 30.36

Technology Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Ltd.. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., China National Tyre And 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Guilin Co.,

Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Ningxia Shenzhou Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Industrial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Hawk 30.36

Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

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Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Hengfeng 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber & Plastic Co.,

Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Hengyu Science 30.36

Ltd.. & Technology Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Wanda Boto 30.36

Ltd.. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Nama Industrial Co., Shandong Wanshine Tyre 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd.. Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Rubber And Plastic

Products Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd. Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd. Qingdao Qizhou Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Rhino International Dongying JinZheng Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Rhino International Qingdao Aonuo Group.... 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Rhino International Shandong Jinwangda Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Rhino International Weihai Ping'an Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Taihao Tyre Co., Ltd... Qingdao Taihao Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Hebei Tianrui Rubber 30.36

Commercial Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Shandong Hawk 30.36

Commercial Co., Ltd.. International Rubber

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial & Xingyuan Tires Group... 30.36

Commercial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co., Qingdao Yellow Sea 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd... 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd... 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Chonche Auto Double 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Happiness Tyre Corp.

Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Double Coin Holdings 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd.. 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Industrial Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Haohua Tire 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Hawk 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Hengfeng 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Rubber and Plastic

Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Hengyu Science 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. & Technology Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Wosen Rubber 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shandong Yongtai Group 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Shengtai Group Co., 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International South China Tire & 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Weifang Goldshield Tire 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Rubber & Plastic

Products Co., Ltd..

Qingdao Yongdao International Xingyuan Tire Group 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Rodeo Tire Ltd................. Shandong Province Sanli 30.36

Tire Manufactured Co.,

Ltd..

Rodeo Tire Ltd................. Sichuan Tyre & Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd... 30.36

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Dongying Fangxing 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Double Coin Holdings 30.36

Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Qingdao Doublestar Tire 30.36

Industrial Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Hengyu Science 30.36

& Technology Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Longyue Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Shandong Yongsheng 30.36

Rubber Group Co., Ltd..

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Wanli Group Trade 30.36

Limited.

Rover Tire Co., Ltd............ Zhongce Rubber Group 30.36

Company Limited.

Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd.... Sailun Jinyu Group Co., 30.36

Ltd..

Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd.... Shenyang Peace Radial 30.36

Tyre Manufacturing

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd.. Shandong Anchi Tyres 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd.. Shandong Haohua Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Haoyu Rubber Co., Ltd. Shandong Haoyu Rubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Hawk International Shandong Hawk 30.36

Rubber Industry Co., Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Shandong Hengfeng Rubber & Shandong Hengfeng 30.36

Plastic Co., Ltd.. Rubber & Plastic Co.,

Ltd..

Shandong Hengyu Science & Shandong Hengyu Science 30.36

Technology Co., Ltd.. & Technology Co., Ltd..

Shandong Hengyu Science & Shandong Hengyu Rubber 30.36

Technology Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Good Friend Tyre Co., 30.36

Ltd.. Ltd..

Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Shandong Wosen Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Shandong Yongsheng 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Group Co., Ltd..

Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber and Plastic

Products Co., Ltd..

Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co., Shandong Huasheng 30.36

Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Shandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd... Shandong Hugerubber 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd. Shandong Huitong Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

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Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co., Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Shandong Linglong Tyre 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong O'Green Tyres Co., Shandong O'Green Tyres 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Province Sanli Tire Shandong Province Sanli 30.36

Manufactured Co., Ltd.. Tire Manufactured Co.,

Ltd..

Shandong Sangong Rubber Co., Shandong Sangong Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., Shandong Haohua Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., Shandong Hongyu Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., Shandong Kaixuan Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Transtone Tyre Co., Weifang Yuelong Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd.. Shandong Vheal Group 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co., Shandong Wanda Boto 30.36

Ltd.. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Shandong Wanshine Tire Co., Shandong Wanshine Tire 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Xingyuan Tire Group Shandong Xingyuan Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Group Co., Ltd..

Shandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co., Shandong Yinbao Tyre 30.36

Ltd.. Group Co., Ltd..

Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co., Shandong Yongfeng Tyres 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Shandong Yongsheng 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Group Co., Ltd..

Shandong Yongtai Group Co., Shandong Yongtai Group 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Shanghai Durotyre International Chaoyang Long March 30.36

Trading Co., Ltd.. Tyre Co., Ltd..

Shanghai Durotyre International Double Happiness Tyre 30.36

Trading Co., Ltd.. Industrial Co., Ltd..

Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........ Shengtai Group Co., 30.36

Ltd..

Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........ Shandong Zhushenghua 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & Hefei Wanli Tire Co., 30.36

Export Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & South China Tire & 30.36

Export Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co..

Shenzhen Zhongjin Import & Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Export Co., Ltd.. Rubber And Plastics

Products Co., Ltd..

Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd... Shifeng Juxing Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Shuma Tyre International Shandong Wanshine Tire 30.36

(Qingdao) Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Sichuan Kalevei Technology Co., Sichuan Kalevei 30.36

Ltd.. Technology Co., Ltd..

Sinotyre International Group Dongying City Fangxing 30.36

Co., Ltd.. Rubber Co., Ltd..

Sinotyre International Group Shandong Hawk 30.36

Co., Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Sportrak Tire Group Limited.... Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd... 30.36

Sportrak Tire Group Limited.... Shaanxi Yanchang 30.36

Petroleum Group Rubber

Co., Ltd..

Sportrak Tire Group Limited.... Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Tianjin Leviathan International NDI Tire (Qingdao) Co., 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Ltd..

Tianjin Leviathan International Qingdao Nama Industrial 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Tianjin Leviathan International Shandong Haohua Tire 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Tianjin Leviathan International Shandong Hawk 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Tianjin Leviathan International Xingyuan Tire Group 30.36

Trade Co., Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Top Tyre Industry Co., Limited. Shandong Hawk 30.36

International Rubber

Industry Co., Ltd..

Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd.. Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd......... Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. 30.36

Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited... South China Tire & 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd..

Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited... Zhongce Rubber Group 30.36

Company Limited.

Wanli Group Trade Limited...... South China Tire & 30.36

Rubber Co., Ltd.,.

Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber And Weifang Shunfuchang 30.36

Plastic Products Co., Ltd.. Rubber And Plastic

Products Co., Ltd..

Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd... Weihai Ping'an Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Weihai Zhongwei Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd.. Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd... Xuzhou Xugong Tyres 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd... Armour Rubber Company 30.36

Ltd..

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd....... Suzhou Yokohama Tire 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Yongsheng Group Co., Ltd....... Shandong Yongsheng 30.36

Rubber Group Co., Ltd..

Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd.. Zhongce Rubber Group 30.36

Co., Ltd..

Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber 30.36

Ltd.. Co., Ltd..

PRC-Wide Entity................ ....................... 30.36

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Disclosure

We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the amended preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

U.S. International Trade Commission Notification

In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the U.S. International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary determination.

This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e).

Page 71056

Dated: October 6, 2016.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Investigation

The scope of the investigation covers truck and bus tires. Truck and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this investigation may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial.

Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol ``DOT'' on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have one of the following suffixes in their tire size designation, which also appear on the sidewall of the tire:

TR--Identifies tires for service on trucks or buses to differentiate them from similarly sized passenger car and light truck tires;

MH--Identifies tires for mobile homes; and

HC--Identifies a 17.5 inch rim diameter code for use on low platform trailers.

All tires with a ``TR,'' ``MH,'' or ``HC'' suffix in their size designations are covered by this investigation regardless of their intended use.

In addition, all tires that lack one of the above suffix markings are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical size designations listed in the ``Truck-Bus'' section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below.

Truck and bus tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Subject merchandise includes truck and bus tires produced in the subject country whether mounted on wheels or rims in the subject country or in a third country. Truck and bus tires are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Truck and bus tires that enter attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope.

Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are the following types of tires: (1) Pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; and (2) non-

pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires.

The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.99.4520, 4011.99.4590, 4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 8708.70.6030, and 8708.70.6060. On August 26, 2016, the Department included HTSUS subheadings 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, and 8716.90.5059 to the case reference files, pursuant to requests by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the petitioner.\9\

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\9\ See Memorandum to the File entitled, ``Requests from Customs and Border Protection and the Petitioner to Update the ACE Case Reference File,'' dated August 26, 2016.

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While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.

FR Doc. 2016-24815 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am

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