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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

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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

Paul Piquado
Department of Commerce
6 September 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61186-61192]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21346]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-040]


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

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily 
determines that imports of truck and bus tires from the People's 
Republic of China (the PRC) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the 
United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of 
investigation (POI) is July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. The 
estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary 
Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited 
to comment on this preliminary determination.


DATES: Effective September 6, 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

    The Department initiated this investigation on February 18, 
2016.\1\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this 
notice.\2\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is 
available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and to all 
parties in the Department's Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the 
main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version 
of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 81 FR 9434 (February 
25, 2016) (Initiation Notice).
    \2\ See Memorandum from Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Gary Taverman to Assistant Secretary Paul Piquado entitled, ``Truck 
and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of 
Final Determination'' dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by 
this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).

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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 Appendix I of this notice.

Scope Comments

    In accordance with the Preamble to the Department's regulations,\3\ 
the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise 
issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).\4\ Certain interested 
parties commented on the scope of the investigation, as it appeared in 
the Initiation Notice. For a summary of the product coverage comments 
and rebuttal responses submitted to the record, and an accompanying 
discussion and analysis of all comments timely received, see the 
Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum issued concurrently with this 
notice.\5\
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    \3\ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 
27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble).
    \4\ See Initiation Notice, 81 FR at 9435.
    \5\ See Memorandum entitled ``Truck and Bus Tires from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice (Preliminary Scope Decision 
Memorandum).
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Postponement of Deadline for the Preliminary Determination

    The Department published the notice of postponement of preliminary 
determination of this investigation on June 2, 2016.\6\ Pursuant to 
sections 733(c)(1)(B)(i) and (ii) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), we postponed the preliminary determination by 50 days.\7\ As 
a result of the postponement, the deadline for the preliminary 
determination of this investigation is August 26, 2016.
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    \6\ See Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of China: 
Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty 
Investigation, 81 FR 35332 (June 2, 2016).
    \7\ Id.
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Methodology

    The Department is conducting this investigation in accordance with 
section 731 of the Act. We calculated export prices in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Because the PRC is a non-market economy, within 
the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, we calculated normal value 
(NV) in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full 
discussion of the Department's methodology, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances

    On August 2, 2016, in accordance with section 733(e)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.206, the petitioner \8\ timely filed an allegation that 
critical circumstances exist with respect to all imports of truck and 
bus tires from the PRC.\9\ We preliminarily determine that critical 
circumstances exist for mandatory respondent Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) 
Tire Co., Ltd. (PCT), the non-selected separate rate respondents, and 
the PRC-wide entity.\10\
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    \8\ United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, 
Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, 
AFL-CIO-CLC (the petitioner).
    \9\ See Letter from the petitioner, ``Truck and Bus from the 
People's Republic of China (A-570-040): Petitioner's Critical 
Circumstances Allegation,'' dated August 2, 2016.
    \10\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 5-9.
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Combination Rates

    In the Initiation Notice, the Department stated that it would 
calculate combination rates for the respondents that are eligible for a 
separate rate in this investigation.\11\ Policy Bulletin 05.1 describes 
this practice.\12\
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    \11\ See Initiation Notice, 81 FR at 9438-39.
    \12\ See Enforcement and Compliance's Policy Bulletin No. 05.1, 
regarding, ``Separate-Rates Practice and Application of Combination 
Rates in Antidumping Investigations involving Non-Market Economy 
Countries,'' dated April 5, 2005 (Policy Bulletin 05.1), available 
on the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/policy/bull05-1.pdf.
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Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margins exist:

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                                                             Weighted
            Exporter                     Producer         average margin
                                                                (%)
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Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire  Prinx Chengshan                   20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Chao Yang Long March              20.87
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Haohua Tires             20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Longyue Rubber           20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Taifa Group               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Chuanghua Tire           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hugerubber               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                20.87
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Zhentai Group            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  China National Tyre &             20.87
                                  Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           20.87
 Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Qingdao Yellow Sea                20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Shan Dong Kaixuan                 20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  Sichuan Kalevei                   20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Technology Co., Ltd.
Best Choice International Trade  ZC Rubber Group Co.,              20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Ltd.
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre Co., Ltd.
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre New Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           20.87
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  China National Tyre &             20.87
                                  Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Anchi Tyres              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Rubber            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Science           20.87
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Jinyu Tyre               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.

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Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Province Sanli           20.87
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Vheal Group              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Wanda Boto               20.87
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              20.87
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yuelong Group.           20.87
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
                                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Kalevei                   20.87
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Chonche Auto Double Happiness    Chonche Auto Double               20.87
 Tyre Corp. Ltd.                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Chongqing Hankook Tire Co., Ltd  Chongqing Hankook Tire            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Cooper Tire (China) Investment   Qingdao Ge Rui Da                 20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Daking Industrial Co., Limited.  Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Yellow Sea                20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Wanshine Tire            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              20.87
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Anhui)                 20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Fujian)                20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Anhui)                 20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Fujian)                20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              20.87
                                  Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Anhui)                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Fujian)                20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Anhui)                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Fujian)                20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              20.87
 Ltd.                             Company Ltd.
Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd..  Goodyear Dalian Tire              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Hongkong Tiancheng Investment &  Shandong Linglong Tyre            20.87
 Trading Co., Limited.            Co., Ltd.
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Prinx Chengshan                   20.87
                                  (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Shandong Bayi Tyre                20.87
                                  Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu General Science          Jiangsu General Science           20.87
 Technology Co., Ltd.             Technology Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd..  Jiangsu Hankook Tire              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Anchi Tyres              20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Hugerubber               20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Sangong Rubber           20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Wanshine Tire            20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Koryo International Industrial   Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Kumho Tire Co., Inc............  Nanjing Kumho Tire Co.,           20.87
                                  Ltd.
Longkou Xinglong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Longkou Xinglong Tyre             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Shandong Anchi Tyres              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.           20.87
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Ningxia Shenzhou Tire             20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shaanxi Yanchang                  20.87
 Ltd.                             Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Ltd.                             International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Sichuan Kalevei                   20.87
 Ltd.                             Technology Co., Ltd.
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Xingyuan Tire Group               20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Michelin Asia-Pacific Export     Michelin Shenyang Tire            20.87
 (HK) Limited.                    Co., Ltd.
Newland Tyre Int'l Limited.....  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Noble Manufacture Co., Ltd.....  Qingdao Hongchi Tyre              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Xingyuan Tire Group               20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Vheal Group              20.87
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Chaoyang Langma Co.,              20.87
 Limited.                         Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Qiangdao Huanghai                 20.87
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Hongsheng                20.87
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Xingyuan Group           20.87
 Limited.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Sichuan Kailiwei                  20.87
 Limited.                         Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Au-Shine Group Co., Ltd  Shandong Gulun Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Cocrea Tyre              20.87
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Champion International   Zhucheng Sinoroad                 20.87
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Fudong Tyre               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Xiyingmen                 20.87
                                  Double Camel Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           20.87
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chaoyang Long March               20.87
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.

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Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chonche Auto Double               20.87
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Double Coin Holdings              20.87
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Yellow Sea                20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Shandong Xingyuan                 20.87
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co.,    Qingdao Ge Rui Da                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory...  Qingdao Honghua Tyre              20.87
                                  Factory.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Double Coin Holdings              20.87
 International Co., Ltd.          Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Qingdao Fudong Tyre               20.87
 International Co., Ltd.          Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Shaanxi Yanchang                  20.87
 International Co., Ltd.          Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            20.87
 International Co., Ltd.          Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Beijing Landy Tire &              20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Tech Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Chonche Auto Double               20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Deruibo Tire Co., Ltd..           20.87
 Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huge Rubber              20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chaoyang Long March               20.87
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chonche Auto Double               20.87
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Doublestar Dongfeng               20.87
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Yellow Sea                20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Xingyuan                 20.87
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              20.87
                                  Group Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Sichuan Kalevei                   20.87
                                  Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     China National Tyre And           20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Guilin Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Ningxia Shenzhou Tire             20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
 Ltd.                             Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Ltd.                             International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengfeng                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengyu Science           20.87
 Ltd.                             & Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanda Boto               20.87
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanshine Tyre            20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd..  Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
                                  Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qizhou Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Dongying JinZheng Tyre            20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Qingdao Aonuo Group....           20.87
 Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Shandong Jinwangda Tire           20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rhino International      Weihai Ping'an Tyre               20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Taihao Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Taihao Tyre               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Hebei Tianrui Rubber              20.87
 Commercial Co., Ltd.             Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Commercial Co., Ltd.             International Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Xingyuan Tires Group...           20.87
 Commercial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co.,   Qingdao Yellow Sea                20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Chonche Auto Double               20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Double Coin Holdings              20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd..           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Haohua Tire              20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengfeng                 20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengyu Science           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Wosen Rubber             20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Yongtai Group            20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shengtai Group Co., Ltd           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    South China Tire &                20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Goldshield Tire           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Rubber & Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.

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Qingdao Yongdao International    Xingyuan Tire Group               20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Shandong Province Sanli           20.87
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           20.87
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Dongying Fangxing                 20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Double Coin Holdings              20.87
                                  Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           20.87
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hengyu Science           20.87
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Longyue Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                20.87
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Wanli Group Trade                 20.87
                                  Limited.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Zhongce Rubber Group              20.87
                                  Company Limited.
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Sailun Jinyu Group Co.,           20.87
                                  Ltd.
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Shenyang Peace Radial             20.87
                                  Tyre Manufacturing
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd..  Shandong Anchi Tyres              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd..  Shandong Haohua Tire              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Haoyu Rubber Co., Ltd.  Shandong Haoyu Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hawk International      Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Rubber Industry Co., Ltd.        International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hengfeng Rubber &       Shandong Hengfeng                 20.87
 Plastic Co., Ltd.                Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Science           20.87
 Technology Co., Ltd.             & Technology Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Rubber            20.87
 Technology Co., Ltd.             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Good Friend Tyre Co.,             20.87
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Wosen Rubber             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Shandong Yongsheng                20.87
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Homerun Tires Co., Ltd  Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
                                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co.,    Shandong Huasheng                 20.87
 Ltd.                             Rubber Co., Ltd.
Shandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd...  Shandong Hugerubber               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Shandong Huitong Tyre             20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd  Shandong Linglong Tyre            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong O'Green Tyres Co., Ltd  Shandong O'Green Tyres            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Province Sanli Tire     Shandong Province Sanli           20.87
 Manufactured Co., Ltd.           Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Sangong Rubber Co.,     Shandong Sangong Rubber           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Haohua Tire              20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Hongyu Rubber            20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Weifang Yuelong Rubber            20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd..  Shandong Vheal Group              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,    Shandong Wanda Boto               20.87
 Ltd.                             Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shandong Wanshine Tire Co., Ltd  Shandong Wanshine Tire            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Xingyuan Tire Group     Shandong Xingyuan Tire            20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co.,  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              20.87
 Ltd.                             Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co.,     Shandong Yongfeng Tyres           20.87
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group  Shandong Yongsheng                20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Yongtai Group Co., Ltd  Shandong Yongtai Group            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Durotyre International  Chaoyang Long March               20.87
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Tyre Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Durotyre International  Double Happiness Tyre             20.87
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Industrial Co., Ltd.
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shengtai Group Co., Ltd           20.87
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shandong Zhushenghua              20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Hefei Wanli Tire Co.,             20.87
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Ltd.
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       South China Tire &                20.87
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Rubber Co..
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Rubber And Plastics
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd...  Shifeng Juxing Tire               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shuma Tyre International         Shandong Wanshine Tire            20.87
 (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.              Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Kalevei Technology Co.,  Sichuan Kalevei                   20.87
 Ltd.                             Technology Co., Ltd.
Sinotyre International Group     Dongying City Fangxing            20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        Rubber Co., Ltd.
Sinotyre International Group     Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Co., Ltd.                        International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...           20.87
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shaanxi Yanchang                  20.87
                                  Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd.
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  NDI Tire (Qingdao) Co.,           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Qingdao Nama Industrial           20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Haohua Tire              20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Leviathan International  Xingyuan Tire Group               20.87
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Co., Ltd.
Top Tyre Industry Co., Limited.  Shandong Hawk                     20.87
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd..  Toyo Tire (Zhucheng)              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.........  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.           20.87

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Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  South China Tire &                20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  Zhongce Rubber Group              20.87
                                  Company Limited.
Wanli Group Trade Limited......  South China Tire &                20.87
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd,.
Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber And   Weifang Shunfuchang               20.87
 Plastic Products Co., Ltd.       Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd...  Weihai Ping'an Tyre               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co., Ltd  Weihai Zhongwei Rubber            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd..  Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Xuzhou Xugong Tyres               20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Armour Rubber Company             20.87
                                  Ltd.
Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.......  Suzhou Yokohama Tire              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Yongsheng Group Co., Ltd.......  Shandong Yongsheng                20.87
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd.
Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd..  Zhongce Rubber Group              20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co., Ltd  Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            20.87
                                  Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity................  .......................           22.57
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    As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Double Coin 
Holdings Ltd., a mandatory respondent in this investigation, did not 
demonstrate that it was entitled to a separate rate. Accordingly, we 
consider this company to be part of the PRC-wide entity.

Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with sections 733(e)(2)(A) of the Act, we will direct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of all 
entries of truck and bus tires from the PRC, as described in Appendix 
I, that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after 90 days prior to the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register, and to require a cash deposit for such entries.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(d), the Department will instruct CBP to 
require a cash deposit \13\ equal to the weighted-average amount by 
which NV exceeds U.S. price as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for 
the exporter/producer combinations listed in the table above will be 
the rate identified in the table; (2) for all combinations of PRC 
exporters/producers of merchandise under consideration that have not 
received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be 
the cash deposit rate established for the PRC-wide entity; and (3) for 
all non-PRC exporters of merchandise under consideration which have not 
received their own separate rate above, the cash-deposit rate will be 
the cash deposit rate applicable to the PRC exporter/producer 
combination that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These suspensions of 
liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
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    \13\ 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).
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    With respect to PCT, the non-selected respondents eligible for a 
separate rate, and the PRC-wide entity, we find that export subsidies 
constitute 0.41 percent \14\ of the preliminarily calculated 
countervailing duty rate in the concurrent countervailing duty 
investigation. Thus, we will offset the rate of 20.87 percent for PCT 
and the non-selected respondents eligible for a separate rate and the 
rate of 22.57 percent for the PRC-wide entity by countervailing duty 
rate attributable to export subsidies, i.e., 0.41 percent, to calculate 
the cash deposit rate for this investigation. Accordingly, the cash 
deposit rates will be 20.46 percent for PCT and the non-selected 
respondents eligible for a separate rate and 22.16 percent for the PRC-
wide entity.
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    \14\ The Department preliminarily determined that Export 
Seller's Credit from the Export-Import Bank of China was export 
specific and, from this program, Double Coin and Guizhou Tyre Co., 
Ltd., respectively received countervailable subsidies of 0.40 
percent ad valorem and 0.41 percent ad valorem. See Truck and Bus 
Tires From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination, Preliminary Affirmative Critical 
Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Alignment of Final 
Determination With Final Antidumping Determination, 81 FR 43577 
(July 5, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 
29. We simple-averaged these two nearly identical export subsidy 
rates and calculated 0.41 percent (0.405 percent rounded up) for 
purposes of adjusting the cash deposit rate in this investigation. 
See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 30-31 for more details.
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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 
preliminary determination in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we intend to verify 
information relied upon in making our final determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in 
this proceeding and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case 
briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline 
date for case briefs.\15\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 
parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding 
are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the 
issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309. See also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically using ACCESS. An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its entirety by the Department's 
electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, within 30 
days after the date of publication of this notice.\16\ Hearing requests 
should contain the party's name, address, and telephone number, the 
number of participants, and a list of the issues parties intend to 
present at the hearing. If a request for a hearing is made, the 
Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW.,

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Washington, DC 20230, at a time and location to be determined. Parties 
should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing 
two days before the scheduled date.
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional 
Measures

    Section 735(a)(2) of the Act provides that a final determination 
may be postponed until not later than 135 days after the date of the 
publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an 
affirmative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement 
is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of 
exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative 
preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by 
petitioners. Requests by respondents for postponement of a final 
antidumping determination must be accompanied by a request for 
extension of provisional measures from a four-month period to a period 
not more than six months in duration.\17\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.210(e)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.210(e), we received requests from certain 
respondents that the Department postpone the final determination and 
that provisional measures be extended to a period not to exceed six 
months.\18\
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    \18\ See Letter from PCT, ``Truck and Bus Tires from China: 
Extension Request for Final Determination by Prinx Chengshan 
(Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd.,'' dated August 25, 2016, and Letter from 
Double Coin Holdings Ltd., ``Double Coin's Request to Extend the 
Final Determination,'' dated August 26, 2016.
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    In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(b)(2)(ii), because (1) our preliminary determination is 
affirmative; (2) the requesting exporters account for a significant 
proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; \19\ and (3) no 
compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the final 
determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month 
period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, we will 
make our final determination no later than 135 days after the date of 
publication of this preliminary determination, pursuant to section 
735(a)(2)(A) of the Act.\20\
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    \19\ See Memorandum to Deputy Assistant Secretary Christian 
Marsh entitled, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of Truck and Bus 
Tires from the People's Republic of China: Respondent Selection,'' 
dated April 18, 2016.
    \20\ See also 19 CFR 351.210(e).
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U.S. International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of our affirmative 
preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. If our final determination 
in this investigation is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the 
later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 
45 days after our final determination whether these imports are 
materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. 
industry.\21\
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    \21\ See section 735(b)(2) of the Act.
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    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c).

    Dated: August 26, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

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.\22\
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    \22\ 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.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Selection of Respondents
IV. Period of Investigation
V. Scope Comments
VI. Scope of the Investigation
VII. Product Characteristics
VIII. Critical Circumstances
IX. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Non-Market Economy Country
    B. Surrogate Country
    C. Surrogate Value Comments
    D. Separate Rates
    E. Dumping Margin for the Separate Rate Companies
    F. Combination Rates
    G. The PRC-Wide Entity
    H. Application of Facts Available and Adverse Inferences
    I. Date of Sale
    J. Fair Value Comparisons
    K. Export Price
    L. Normal Value
    M. Factor Valuation Methodology
    N. Currency Conversion
X. Adjustment Under Section 777A(F) of the Act
XI. Adjustment to Cash Deposit Rate for Export Subsidies
XII. Verification
XIII. U.S. ITC Notification
XIV. Conclusion

[FR Doc. 2016-21346 Filed 9-2-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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