ADD / CVD investigations - Tires imported from China 

July 16:  The U.S. Commerce Department has initiated antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China.

As explained in an ITA release [PDF 114 KB], for purposes of an ADD investigation, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the United States at less than its fair value; and for purposes of CVD investigations, countervailable subsidies are financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production of goods from foreign companies and are limited to specific enterprises or industries, or are contingent either upon export performance or upon the use of domestic goods over imported goods.

What’s next?

The U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) preliminary determination is to be within 25 days after the date on which the ITC receives notification from Commerce of the initiation of the investigations. Therefore, the ITC is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on August 1, 2014, but can be permitted additional time.


  • If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue, and Commerce will be scheduled to make its preliminary CVD determination in September 2014 and its preliminary ADD determination in December 2014.
  • If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be terminated.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

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Andrew Siciliano

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John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614


Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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