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Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order

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Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order

Ronald K. Lorentzen
Department of Commerce
August 10, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 153 (Monday, August 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47902-47907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19615]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-016, C-570-017]


Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's 
Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty 
Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; and Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the 
ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty (AD) and 
countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain passenger vehicle and light 
truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (the 
PRC). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its 
final affirmative CVD determination to correct the rate assigned to 
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd. (Yongsheng). In addition, the 
Department is amending the final affirmative AD determination to 
correct the rate assigned to the GITI companies \1\ and to the separate 
rate companies.
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    \1\ Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd., GITI Radial Tire (Anhui) 
Company Ltd., GITI Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd., GITI Tire (Hualin) 
Company Ltd., and GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.

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DATES:  Effective date: August 10, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle at (202) 482-0176 (CVD); 
or Toni Page at (202) 482-1398 (AD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 18, 2015, with respect to passenger tires from the PRC,\2\ 
the Department published its final affirmative determination of sales 
at less than fair value (LTFV) and its final affirmative determination 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of passenger tires from the PRC.\3\ On August 3, 2015, 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative 
final determination that an industry in the United States is materially 
injured within the meaning of sections 735(b)(1)(A)(i) and 
705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of LTFV imports and subsidized 
imports of subject merchandise from the PRC, and its determination that 
critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the Department's 
affirmative critical circumstances finding.\4\
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    \2\ See Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, In Part, 80 FR 
34893 (June 18, 2015) (AD Final Determination).
    \3\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Determination, and Final Affirmative Critical 
Circumstances Determination, in Part, 80 FR 34888 (June 18, 2015) 
(CVD Final Determination).
    \4\ See ITC Notification Letter to the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance referencing ITC 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-522 and 731-TA-1258 (August 3, 2015) (ITC 
Notification).
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Scope of the Orders

    The scope of these orders is passenger vehicle and light truck 
tires. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new pneumatic tires, 
of rubber, with a passenger vehicle or light truck size designation. 
Tires covered by these orders may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or 
non-radial, and they may be intended for sale to original equipment 
manufacturers or the replacement market.
    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 the following 
prefixes or suffix in their tire size designation, which also appears 
on the sidewall of the tire:

    Prefix designations:
    P--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger 
cars.
    LT--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light 
trucks.
    Suffix letter designations:
    LT--Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, 
trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal highway 
service.

    All tires with a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix, and all tires with an 
``LT'' suffix in their sidewall markings are covered by this 
investigation regardless of their intended use.
    In addition, all tires that lack a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix or suffix 
in their sidewall markings, as well as all tires that include any other 
prefix or suffix in their sidewall 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 passenger car 
section or light truck 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.
    Passenger vehicle and light truck tires, whether or not attached to 
wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire 
is imported attached to a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the 
scope.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are the following types of 
tires:
    (1) Racing car tires; such tires do not bear the symbol ``DOT'' on 
the sidewall and may be marked with ``ZR'' in size designation;
    (2) new pneumatic tires, of rubber, of a size that is not listed in 
the passenger car section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book;
    (3) pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including 
recycled and retreaded tires;
    (4) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires;
    (5) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use spare 
tires for passenger vehicles which, in addition, exhibit each of the 
following physical characteristics:
    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the 
tire's sidewall are listed in Table PCT-1B (``T'' Type Spare Tires for 
Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) of the Tire and Rim Association 
Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``T'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation, and,
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed is 81 MPH or a ``M'' rating;
    (6) tires designed and marketed exclusively for specialty tire (ST) 
use which, in addition, exhibit each of the following conditions:
    (a) The size designation molded on the tire's sidewall is listed in 
the ST sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``ST'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation,
    (c) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the 
sidewall, that the tire is ``For Trailer Service Only'' or ``For 
Trailer Use Only'',

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    (d) the load index molded on the tire's sidewall meets or exceeds 
those load indexes listed in the Tire and Rim Association Year Book for 
the relevant ST tire size, and
    (e) either
    (i) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 81 MPH or an 
``M'' rating; or
    (ii) the tire's speed rating molded on the sidewall is 87 MPH or an 
``N'' rating, and in either case the tire's maximum pressure and 
maximum load limit are molded on the sidewall and either
    (1) both exceed the maximum pressure and maximum load limit for any 
tire of the same size designation in either the passenger car or light 
truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; or
    (2) if the maximum cold inflation pressure molded on the tire is 
less than any cold inflation pressure listed for that size designation 
in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, the maximum load limit molded on the tire is 
higher than the maximum load limit listed at that cold inflation 
pressure for that size designation in either the passenger car or light 
truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book;
    (7) tires designed and marketed exclusively for off-road use and 
which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical 
characteristics:
    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the 
tire's sidewall are listed in the off-the-road, agricultural, 
industrial or ATV section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) in addition to any size designation markings, the tire 
incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the 
tire is ``Not For Highway Service'' or ``Not for Highway Use'',
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating 
the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 55 MPH or a 
``G'' rating, and
    (d) the tire features a recognizable off-road tread design.
    The products covered by the orders are currently classified under 
the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings: 4011.10.10.10, 4011.10.10.20, 4011.10.10.30, 
4011.10.10.40, 4011.10.10.50, 4011.10.10.60, 4011.10.10.70, 
4011.10.50.00, 4011.20.10.05, and 4011.20.50.10. Tires meeting the 
scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 
4011.99.45.10, 4011.99.45.50, 4011.99.85.10, 4011.99.85.50, 
8708.70.45.45, 8708.70.45.60, 8708.70.60.30, 8708.70.60.45, and 
8708.70.60.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
for customs purposes, the written description of the subject 
merchandise is dispositive.

Amendment to the AD Final Determination

    On June 11, 2015, the Department issued its affirmative final 
determination in the AD investigation.\5\ On June 22, 2015, Petitioner 
\6\ submitted timely ministerial error allegations. On June 29, 2015, 
the GITI companies and the Sailun Group Co., Ltd. (Sailun Group), 
respondents in the AD investigation, submitted timely rebuttal comments 
to the Petitioner's allegations.\7\ No other interested party submitted 
ministerial error allegations or rebutted Petitioner's submission.
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    \5\ See AD Final Determination.
    \6\ Collectively, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC.
    \7\ See Letter from the GITI companies, ``Passenger Vehicle and 
Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China: Reply to 
Ministerial Error Comments--Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd.,'' 
June 29, 2015; see also Letter from the Sailun Group, ``Sailun's 
Reply to Petitioner's Ministerial Error Allegations in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation on Certain Passenger Vehicle and 
Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China,'' June 29, 
2015.
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    After analyzing the comments and rebuttals received, we determine, 
in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), 
that we made ministerial errors in our calculations for the AD Final 
Determination with respect to the GITI companies.\8\ This amended final 
AD determination corrects these errors and revises the weighted-average 
margin rate for the GITI companies. Because the margin rate for the 
separate rate companies is based on the rates for the GITI companies 
and the Sailun Group, and the rate for the GITI companies changed due 
to the aforementioned ministerial errors, we have revised the 
calculation for the weighted-average margin rate for the separate rate 
companies in this amended final AD determination.\9\ The amended 
weighted-average margin rates are listed in the table below. The 
amended weighted-average margin rates provided for all exporter/
producer combinations listed in the table are adjusted, where 
appropriate, for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy pass-
through.
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    \8\ For a detailed discussion of all alleged ministerial errors, 
as well as the Department's analysis, see the memorandum, ``Amended 
Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation: 
Allegations of Ministerial Errors,'' dated concurrently with this 
Notice (AD Ministerial Error Memorandum).
    \9\ See AD Ministerial Error Memorandum.
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Amendment to the CVD Final Determination

    On June 11, 2015, the Department issued its affirmative final 
determination in the CVD investigation.\10\ On June 17, 2015, 
Petitioner and GITI Tire (Fujian) Co., Ltd. (GITI Fujian), a respondent 
in the CVD investigation, submitted timely ministerial error 
allegations and requested that the Department correct the alleged 
ministerial errors in the subsidy rate calculations.\11\ On June 22, 
2015, Petitioner, GITI Fujian, and Yongsheng submitted timely rebuttal 
comments to these ministerial error allegations.\12\ No other 
interested party submitted ministerial error allegations or rebuttals 
to Petitioner's or GITI Fujian's submissions.
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    \10\ See CVD Final Determination.
    \11\ See Letter from Petitioner, ``Countervailing Duty 
Investigation on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires 
from the People's Republic of China (C-570-017)--Petitioner's 
Ministerial Error Comments,'' June 17, 2015 (Petitioner's 
Ministerial Error Comments); Letter from GITI Fujian, ``Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Ministerial Error Comments,'' June 17, 2015 (GITI Fujian Ministerial 
Error Comments).
    \12\ See Letter from Petitioner, ``Countervailing Duty 
Investigation on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires 
from the People's Republic of China (C-570-017)--Petitioner's Reply 
to GITI Tire's Ministerial Error Comments,'' June 22, 2015; Letter 
from GITI Fujian, ``Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Ministerial Error Comments--Reply,'' 
June 22, 2015; Letter from Yongsheng, ``Certain Passenger Vehicle 
and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Ministerial Error Reply of Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., 
Ltd.,'' June 22, 2015.
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    After analyzing the comments and rebuttals received, we determined, 
in accordance with section 705(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), 
that we made ministerial errors in certain calculations for the CVD 
Final Determination with respect to Yongsheng. This amended final CVD 
determination corrects these errors and revises the ad valorem subsidy 
rate for Yongsheng. The amended estimated ad valorem subsidy rate for 
Yongsheng is 116.73 percent.

Antidumping Duty Order

    As stated above, on August 3, 2015, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination in its

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investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of 
the Act by reason of imports of passenger tires from the PRC, and that 
critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from the PRC that are subject to the Department's 
affirmative critical circumstances finding.\13\ Because the ITC 
determined that imports of passenger tires from the PRC are materially 
injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from 
the PRC, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption are 
subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
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    \13\ See ITC Determination.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the 
Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties 
equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise 
exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the 
merchandise, for all relevant entries of passenger tires from the PRC. 
These antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of 
passenger tires from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after January 27, 2015, the date of publication of 
the AD Preliminary Determination,\14\ but will not include entries 
occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and 
before publication of the ITC's final injury determination as further 
described below.
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    \14\ See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 80 FR 4250 (January 27, 2015) (AD Preliminary 
Determination).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation (AD)

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, the Department 
will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate 
entries of passenger tires from the PRC as described in the ``Scope of 
the Orders'' section, which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after January 27, 2015, the date of publication 
in the Federal Register of the notice of an affirmative preliminary 
determination that passenger tires are being, or are likely to be, sold 
in the United States at LTFV. Further, consistent with our practice, 
where the product from the PRC under investigation is also subject to a 
concurrent CVD investigation, the Department will instruct CBP to 
require a cash deposit \15\ equal to the weighted-average amount by 
which the normal value exceeds U.S. price, adjusted where appropriate 
for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy pass-through.\16\ 
The cash deposit rates are as follows: (1) For each exporter/producer 
combination listed in the table below, the cash deposit rate will be 
equal to the dumping margin listed for that exporter/producer 
combination in the table, adjusted as appropriate for export subsidies 
and estimated domestic subsidy pass-through; (2) for all other 
combinations of PRC exporters/producers of the merchandise under 
consideration, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the dumping 
margin established for the PRC-wide entity, adjusted as appropriate for 
export subsidies and estimated subsidy pass-through; and (3) for all 
non-PRC exporters of the merchandise under consideration which have not 
received their own separate rate above, the cash deposit rate will be 
equal to the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer 
combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspension of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \15\ See Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of 
Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations, 76 FR 61042 
(October 3, 2011).
    \16\ See sections 772(c)(1)(C) and 777A(f) of the Act.
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    Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's 
final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same 
time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this 
subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins indicated below, adjusted, where appropriate, 
for export subsidies and estimated domestic subsidy pass-through, as 
discussed above.\17\
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    \17\ With respect to the final affirmative countervailing duty 
determination in the companion investigation, because the 
provisional measures period has expired, the Department will only 
order the resumption of the suspension of liquidation, and require 
cash deposits for countervailing duties equal to the final subsidy 
rates, upon issuance of a final affirmative injury determination by 
the ITC. As a result, the Department will make an adjustment to AD 
cash deposits, where appropriate, for export subsidies and estimated 
domestic subsidy pass-through as of the date of publication of the 
ITC's final affirmative injury determination.
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Provisional Measures (AD)

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination in an AD investigation may 
not remain in effect for more than four months except where exporters 
representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject 
merchandise request the Department to extend that four month period to 
no more than six months. At the request of the GITI companies, who 
account for a significant proportion of passenger tires from the PRC, 
we extended the four-month period to no more than six months in this 
case.\18\ The Department published the preliminary determination in the 
AD investigation on January 27, 2015. Therefore, the six-month period 
beginning on the date of publication of the preliminary determination 
in the AD investigation ended on July 26, 2015. Furthermore, section 
737(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the 
date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination.
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    \18\ See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Critical Circumstances; In Part and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 80 FR 4250 at 4253 (January 27, 2015) (AD Preliminary 
Determination).
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of passenger vehicle tires from the PRC, entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 26, 2015, 
the date the provisional measures expired, until and through the day 
preceding the date of publication of the ITC's final injury 
determination in the Federal Register.

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows.\19\
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    \19\ As explained in the AD Final Determination, we will adjust 
cash deposit rates by the amount of export subsidies and domestic 
subsidy pass-throughs, where appropriate. See AD Final 
Determination, 80 FR at 34897. As a result of the adjustments for 
export subsidies and domestic subsidy pass-throughs, the GITI 
companies' cash deposit rate will be 15.31 percent; the Sailun 
Group's cash deposit rate will be 0.00 percent; Cooper Tire & Rubber 
Company's, Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd.'s, and Cooper Chengshan 
(Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd's. (collectively, Cooper) cash deposit rate 
will be 11.12 percent; the other separate rate entities' (besides 
Cooper) cash deposit rate will be 8.72 percent; and the PRC-wide 
entity's cash deposit rate will be 76.46 percent. See also CVD Final 
Determination and Memorandum to the File, ``Certain Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck from the People's Republic of China: Double 
Remedies Final Calculation Memorandum'' (June 11, 2015).

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
          Exporter(s)                  Producer(s)        dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Radial Tire                  30.74
 Ltd., Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.,      (Anhui) Company Ltd.,
 Giti Radial Tire (Anhui)         Giti Tire (Fujian)
 Company Ltd., Giti Tire          Company Ltd., Giti
 (Fujian) Company Ltd., Giti      Tire (Hualin) Company
 Tire (Hualin) Company Ltd.,      Ltd.
 (Collectively, the GITI
 Companies).
Sailun Group Co., Ltd. (aka      Sailun Group Co., Ltd.            14.35
 Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd.),   (aka Sailun Jinyu
 Sailun Tire International        Group Co., Ltd.),
 Corp., Shandong Jinyu            Shandong Jinyu
 Industrial Co., Ltd., Jinyu      Industrial Co., Ltd.
 International Holding Co.,
 Limited, Seatex International
 Inc., Dynamic Tire Corp.,
 Husky Tire Corp., Seatex PTE.
 Ltd., (Collectively, Sailun
 Group).
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company...  Cooper Chengshan                  25.84
                                  (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd., Cooper (Kunshan)
                                  Tire Co., Ltd.
Cooper Chengshan (Shandong)      Cooper Chengshan                  25.84
 Tire Co., Ltd.                   (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co., Ltd.  Cooper (Kunshan) Tire             25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Qingdao Sentury Tire              25.84
 Co., Limited.                    Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Haohua Tire Co., Ltd.,
                                  Beijing Capital Tire
                                  Co., Ltd.
Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire Co.,     Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire           25.84
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Bridgestone Corporation........  Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire           25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Cheng Shin Tire & Rubber         Cheng Shin Tire &                 25.84
 (China) Co., Ltd.                Rubber (China) Co.,
                                  Ltd., Cheng Shin Tire
                                  & Rubber (Chongqing)
                                  Co., Ltd.
Crown International Corporation  Shandong Guofeng Rubber           25.84
                                  Plastics Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Haohua Tire
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Jinyu Industrial Co.,
                                  Ltd., Doublestar-
                                  Dongfeng Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shengtai Group
                                  Co., Ltd., Qingdao
                                  Doublestar Tire
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Yongtai
                                  Chemical Co., Ltd.
Goodyear Dalian Tire Company     Goodyear Dalian Tire              25.84
 Limited.                         Company Limited.
Guangzhou Pearl River Rubber     Guangzhou Pearl River             25.84
 Tyre Ltd.                        Rubber Tyre Ltd.
Hankook Tire China Co., Ltd....  Hankook Tire China Co.,           25.84
                                  Ltd.
Hebei Tianrui Rubber Co., Ltd..  Hebei Tianrui Rubber              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Highpoint Trading, Ltd.........  Federal Tire (Jiangxi)            25.84
                                  Ltd.
Hong Kong Tiancheng Investment   Shandong Linglong Tyre            25.84
 & Trading Co., Limited.          Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong Tri-Ace Tire Co.,      Shandong Yongtai                  25.84
 Limited..                        Chemical Co., Ltd.,
                                  Doublestar-Dongfeng
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Hwa Fong Rubber (Hong Kong) Ltd  Hwa Fong Rubber                   25.84
                                  (Suzhou) Co., Ltd..
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd..  Jiangsu Hankook Tire              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Kenda Rubber (China) Co., Ltd..  Kenda Rubber (China)              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Kumho Tire Co., Inc............  Kumho Tire (Tianjin)              25.84
                                  Co., Inc., Nanjing
                                  Kumho Tire Co., Ltd.,
                                  Kumho Tire (Changchun)
                                  Co., Inc.
Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong) Limited  South China Tire &                25.84
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Haohua Tire
                                  Co., Ltd.
Nankang (Zhangjiagang Free       Nankang (Zhangjiagang             25.84
 Trade Zone) Rubber Industrial    Free Trade Zone)
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Industrial Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd..........  Pirelli Tyre Co., Ltd..           25.84
Qingdao Crown Chemical Co., Ltd  Shandong Guofeng Rubber           25.84
                                  Plastics Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Haohua Tire
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Jinyu Industrial Co.,
                                  Ltd., Doublestar-
                                  Dongfeng Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Free Trade Zone Full-    Shandong Zhentai Group            25.84
 World International Trading      Co., Ltd., Longkou
 Co., Ltd.                        Xinglong Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd., Hebei Tianrui
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Fullrun Tyre Tech                 25.84
                                  Corp., Ltd, Shengtai
                                  Group Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Zhongyi
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Guofeng
                                  Rubber Plastics Co,
                                  Ltd, Deruibao Tire
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  New Continent Tire
                                  Co., Ltd, Shandong
                                  Fengyuan Tyre
                                  Manufacturing Co.,
                                  Ltd, Sichuan Tyre &
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd,
                                  Qingdao Futaian Tyre
                                  Teck. Co., Ltd., Good
                                  Friend Tyre Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Hengyu
                                  Science & Technonology
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Longyue Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shouguang
                                  Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd,
                                  Beijing Capital Tire
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd, Zhaoqing Junhong
                                  Co., Ltd, Shandong
                                  Huasheng Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd, Shandong Haohua
                                  Tire Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Province
                                  Sanli Tire
                                  Manufactured Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Tech        Qingdao Fullrun Tyre              25.84
 Corp., Ltd.                      Tech Corp., Ltd..
Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory...  Qingdao Honghua Tyre              25.84
                                  Factory.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Guofeng Rubber           25.84
 Ltd.                             Plastics Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Hengyu
                                  Science & Technology
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Longyue Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shandong Haohua
                                  Tire Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shouguang Firemax Tyre
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Zhongyi Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shandong Yonking
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Hongsheng
                                  Rubber Technology Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Nexen Tire Corporation.  Qingdao Nexen Tire                25.84
                                  Corporation.

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Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd..  Doublestar-Dongfeng               25.84
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Fengyuan Tire
                                  Manufacturing Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shouguang
                                  Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre             25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Qihang Tyre               25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qizhou Rubber             25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Sentury Tire              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd..  Shandong Anchi Tyres              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Changfeng Tyres Co.,    Shandong Changfeng                25.84
 Ltd.                             Tyres Co., Ltd.
Shandong Duratti Rubber          Shandong Duratti Rubber           25.84
 Corporation Co., Ltd.            Corporation Co., Ltd.
Shandong Guofeng Rubber          Shandong Guofeng Rubber           25.84
 Plastics Co., Ltd.               Plastics Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd..  Shandong Haohua Tire              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haolong Rubber Tire     Shandong Haolong Rubber           25.84
 Co., Ltd.                        Tire Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hawk International      Shandong Hawk                     25.84
 Rubber Industry Co., Ltd.        International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Science           25.84
 Technology Co., Ltd.             & Technology Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Shandong Huitong Tyre             25.84
                                  Co., Ltd., Laiwu
                                  Sunshine Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd  Shandong Linglong Tyre            25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Longyue Rubber Co.,     Shandong Longyue Rubber           25.84
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong New Continent Tire      Shandong New Continent            25.84
 Co., Ltd.                        Tire Co., Ltd.
Shandong Province Sanli Tire     Shandong Province Sanli           25.84
 Manufactured Co., Ltd.           Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Shuangwang Rubber Co.,  Shandong Shuangwang               25.84
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,    Shandong Wanda Boto               25.84
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongtai Chemical Co.,   Shandong Yongtai                  25.84
 Ltd.                             Chemical Co., Ltd.
Shandong Zhongyi Rubber Co.,     Shandong Zhongyi Rubber           25.84
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shengtai Group Co.,               25.84
                                  Ltd., Shandong
                                  Shengshitailai Rubber
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd...  Shifeng Juxing Tire               25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shouguang Firemax Tyre Co., Ltd  Shouguang Firemax Tyre            25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Southeast Mariner International  Dongying Zhongyi Rubber           25.84
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Haohua Tire Co., Ltd.
Techking Tires Limited.........  Shandong Longyue Rubber           25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Toyo Tire (Zhangjiagang) Co.,    Toyo Tire                         25.84
 Ltd.                             (Zhangjiagang) Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.........  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.           25.84
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  Shandong Haohua Tire              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd., Sichuan
                                  Tyre & Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shandong Anchi
                                  Tyres Co., Ltd.,
                                  Beijing Capital Tire
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd., Shandong Wosen
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,
                                  Shandong Zhentai Group
                                  Co., Ltd., Shandong
                                  Yonking Rubber Co.,
                                  Ltd., Qingdao
                                  Doublestar Tire
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.,
                                  South China Tire &
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,
                                  Anhui Heding Tire
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd...  Weihai Ping'an Tyre               25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd  Weihai Zhongwei Rubber            25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd..  Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre              25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Winrun Tyre Co., Ltd...........  Shaanxi Yanchang                  25.84
                                  Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co. Ltd.
Zenith Holdings (HK) Limited...  Shandong Linglong Tyre            25.84
                                  Co., Ltd.
Zhaoqing Junhong Co., Ltd......  Zhaoqing Junhong Co.,             25.84
                                  Ltd.
PRC-wide Entity*...............  .......................           87.99
------------------------------------------------------------------------
*The PRC-wide entity includes, among other companies, Yongsheng, a
  mandatory respondent in this investigation that did not demonstrate
  that it is entitled to a separate rate. Accordingly, we consider
  Yongsheng to be part of the PRC-wide Entity.

Critical Circumstances (AD)

    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of passenger tires from the PRC, we will 
instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to 
secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to 
entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after October 29, 2014 (i.e., 90 days prior to 
the date of publication of the AD Preliminary Determination), but 
before January 27, 2015, (i.e., the date of publication of the AD 
Preliminary Determination).

Countervailing Duty Order

    As stated above, on August 3, 2015, in accordance with section 
705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry 
in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of 
section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of passenger 
tires from the PRC, and that critical circumstances do not exist with 
respect to imports of subject merchandise from the PRC that are subject 
to the Department's affirmative critical circumstances finding.\20\ 
Therefore, in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706(a) of the Act, 
we are publishing this countervailing duty order.
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    \20\ See ITC Notification.
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    In accordance with section 706(a) of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, 
countervailing duties on unliquidated entries of passenger tires from 
the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after December 1, 2014, the date of publication of the CVD Preliminary 
Determination in the

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Federal Register,\21\ and before March 31, 2015, the date on which the 
Department instructed CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation 
in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act 
states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary 
determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. 
Entries of passenger tires from the PRC made on or after March 31, 
2015, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC's final 
determination in the Federal Register, are not liable for the 
assessment of countervailing duties, due to the Department's 
discontinuation, effective March 31, 2015, of the suspension of 
liquidation.
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    \21\ See Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Passenger 
Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination, Preliminary Affirmative 
Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Alignment of 
Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 79 FR 
71093 (December 1, 2014) (CVD Preliminary Determination).
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Provisional Measures (CVD)

    In accordance with Section 703(d) of the Act, the provisional 
measures period for the CVD investigation ended on March 31, 2015 and 
CBP was instructed to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to 
liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated 
entries of passenger vehicle tires from the PRC, entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 31, 2015, the date 
the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding 
the date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the 
Federal Register.

Suspension of Liquidation (CVD)

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute suspension of liquidation, effective on the 
date of publication of the ITC's notice of final determination in the 
Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by the 
Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing 
duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on 
the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. The 
Department will also direct CBP to require a cash deposit for each 
entry of subject merchandise in an amount equal to the net 
countervailable subsidy rates listed below. The all-others rate applies 
to all producers and exporters of subject merchandise not specifically 
listed.

Estimated Countervailing Duty Cash Deposit Rates

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Cash deposit
                          Company                               rate
                                                              (percent)
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GITI Tire (Fujian) Co., Ltd. and certain cross-owned               36.79
 companies \22\...........................................
Cooper Kunshan Tire Co., Ltd and certain cross-owned               20.73
 companies \23\...........................................
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co., Ltd..................        116.33
All-Others................................................         30.61
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Critical Circumstances (CVD)
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    \22\ GITI Tire (Fujian) Co., Ltd., and its cross-owned 
affiliated companies GITI Tire (China) Investment Company Ltd., GITI 
Radial Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd., GITI Tire (Hualin) Company Ltd., 
GITI Steel Cord (Hubei) Company Ltd., Anhui Prime Cord Fabrics 
Company Ltd., GITI Tire Corporation, GITI Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd., 
GITI Greatwall Tire (Yinchuan) Company Ltd., GITI Steel Cord (Anhui) 
Company Ltd., Anhui Prime Cord Weaving Company Ltd., and Anhui Prime 
Cord Twisting Company Ltd.
    \23\ Cooper Kunshan Tire Co., Ltd., and its cross-owned 
affiliated company, Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd.
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    With regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances 
determination on imports of passenger tires from the PRC, we will 
instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to 
secure the payment of estimated countervailing duties with respect to 
entries of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after September 2, 2014 (i.e., 90 days 
prior to the date of the publication of the CVD Preliminary 
Determination), but before December 1, 2014 (i.e., the date of 
publication of the CVD Preliminary Determination).

Notifications to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the AD and CVD orders with respect to 
passenger tires from the PRC pursuant to sections 736(a) and 706(a) of 
the Act. Interested parties can find an updated list of orders 
currently in effect by either visiting http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html or by contacting the Department's Central Records 
Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce Building.
    These orders and the amended AD Final Determination and amended CVD 
Final Determination are published in accordance with sections 705(e), 
706(a), 735(e), 736(a), and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.211(b) 
and 351.224(e).

    Dated: August 4, 2015.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-19615 Filed 8-7-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P



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