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

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

Paul Piquado
Department of Commerce
14 October 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 199 (Friday, October 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71051-71056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24815]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-040]


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

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

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

DATES: Effective October 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Andre Gziryan, AD/CVD 
Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760 and (202) 482-
2201, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On September 6, 2016, the Department published the preliminary 
determination that truck and bus tires from the PRC are being sold in 
the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On September 6, 2016, the Department 
received timely filed allegations of ministerial errors in the 
Preliminary Determination.\2\
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    \1\ See Truck and Bus Tires From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Critical Circumstances, and Postponement of Final 
Determination, 81 FR 61186 (September 6, 2016) (Preliminary 
Determination).
    \2\ See the ministerial error allegations from the petitioner 
and Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. (PCT) dated September 
6, 2016. The petitioner in this investigation is United Steel, Paper 
and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and 
Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC.
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Period of Investigation

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

Scope of the Investigation

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

Analysis of Significant Ministerial Error Allegation

    The Department will analyze any comments received and, if 
appropriate, correct any significant ministerial error by amending the 
preliminary determination according to 19 CFR 351.224(e). A ministerial 
error is defined as ``an error in addition, subtraction, or other 
arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, 
duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional 
error which the Secretary considers ministerial.'' \3\ A significant 
ministerial error is defined as a ministerial error, the correction of 
which, singly or in combination with other errors, would result in: (1) 
A change of at least five absolute percentage points in, but not less 
than 25 percent of, the weighted-average dumping margin calculated in 
the original (erroneous) preliminary determination; or (2) a difference 
between a weighted-average dumping margin of zero or de minimis and a 
weighted-average dumping margin of greater than de minimis or vice 
versa.\4\
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    \3\ See section 735(e) of the Act.
    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.224(g).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e) and (g)(1), the Department is 
amending the Preliminary Determination to reflect the correction of two 
ministerial errors it made in the calculation of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for PCT, a mandatory respondent.\5\ The 
combination of these two errors constitutes a significant ministerial 
error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(g) because PCT's margin 
increased from 20.87 percent to 30.36 percent as a result of correcting 
these two ministerial errors, exceeding the significant threshold with 
a change of at least five absolute percentage points and more than 25 
percent of the estimated weighted-average dumping margin.
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    \5\ See Memorandum from Senior Director James Maeder to Deputy 
Assistant Secretary Christian Marsh entitled, ``Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Truck and Bus Tires from the People's Republic of 
China: Allegations of Ministerial Errors in the Preliminary 
Determination,'' dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this 
notice.
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    Because PCT is the only mandatory respondent eligible for a 
separate rate, PCT is the only respondent for which we individually 
calculated an estimated weighted-average dumping margin. For this 
reason, we assigned PCT's calculated rate to all non-examined separate 
rate respondents. With this amended preliminary determination, the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin for each non-examined 
separate rate respondent is also amended to 30.36 percent.
    In the Preliminary Determination, because the rate individually 
calculated for PCT was lower than the highest dumping margin alleged in 
the petition, we used the highest petition rate of 22.57 percent as the 
adverse facts available (AFA) applied to the PRC-wide entity. Because 
PCT's amended preliminary estimated weighted-average dumping margin is 
now higher than the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition, the 
AFA rate applied to the PRC-wide entity will also be 30.36 percent.\6\ 
Because we are relying on information obtained in the course of this 
investigation on which to base this rate, not on secondary information, 
it is not necessary to corroborate this calculated rate as AFA.\7\
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    \6\ See Preliminary Determination and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum at 20 (``In an investigation, the Department's 
practice with respect to the assignment of an AFA rate is to select 
the higher of (1) the highest dumping margin alleged in the petition 
or (2) the highest calculated dumping margin of any respondent in 
the investigation.'') (citation omitted).
    \7\ See 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluroethane From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 
62597 (October 20, 2014), and accompanying Issues and Decision 
Memorandum at 3. See also section 776(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.308(c) and (d).
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Amended Cash Deposits and Suspension of Liquidation

    The collection of cash deposits and suspension of liquidation will 
be revised accordingly, in accordance with section 733(d) and (f) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.224. The amended cash deposit rate will be 29.95 
percent after the deduction of the export subsidy rate of 0.41 percent 
from 30.36 percent.\8\ Because it is an increase from the Preliminary 
Determination, the amended cash deposit rate will be effective on the 
date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
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    \8\ See Preliminary Determination, 81 FR at 61191.
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Amended Preliminary Determination

    The Department preliminarily determines that the following 
estimated

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weighted-average dumping margins exist:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Weighted
                                                              average
            Exporter                     Producer             dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tire  Prinx Chengshan                   30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Chao Yang Long March              30.36
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd..
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Haohua Tires             30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Actyon Tyre Resources Co.,       Shandong Longyue Rubber           30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Taifa Group               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Chuanghua Tire           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hugerubber               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                30.36
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd..
Aosen Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Zhentai Group            30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  China National Tyre &             30.36
                                  Rubber Guilin Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Beijing BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Best Choice International Trade  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           30.36
 Co., Ltd..
Best Choice International Trade  Qingdao Yellow Sea                30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Co., Ltd..
Best Choice International Trade  Shan Dong Kaixuan                 30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Co., Ltd..
Best Choice International Trade  Sichuan Kalevei                   30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Technology Co., Ltd..
Best Choice International Trade  ZC Rubber Group Co.,              30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Ltd..
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre Co., Ltd..
Bestyre International            Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Industrial Limited.              Tyre New Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           30.36
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  China National Tyre &             30.36
                                  Rubber Guilin Co.,
                                  Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Anchi Tyres              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Rubber            30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Hengyu Science           30.36
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Shandong Jinyu Tyre               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
BOE Commerce Co., Ltd..........  Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Province Sanli           30.36
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Vheal Group              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Wanda Boto               30.36
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              30.36
                                  Group Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Shandong Yuelong Group.           30.36
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
                                  Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Briway Tire Co., Ltd...........  Sichuan Kalevei                   30.36
                                  Technology Co., Ltd..
Chonche Auto Double Happiness    Chonche Auto Double               30.36
 Tyre Corp. Ltd..                 Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd..
Chongqing Hankook Tire Co.,      Chongqing Hankook Tire            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Cooper Tire (China) Investment   Qingdao Ge Rui Da                 30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Co., Ltd..
Daking Industrial Co., Limited.  Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd..
Fleming Limited................  Qingdao Yellow Sea                30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Wanshine Tire            30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Fleming Limited................  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              30.36
                                  Group Co., Ltd..
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Anhui)                 30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Fujian)                30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd..  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Anhui)                 30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Fujian)                30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Fujian) Company Ltd.  Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              30.36
                                  Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Anhui)                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Fujian)                30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Giti Tire (Yinchuan) Company     Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Anhui)                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Fujian)                30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Giti Tire Global Trading Pte.    Giti Tire (Yinchuan)              30.36
 Ltd..                            Company Ltd..
Goodyear Dalian Tire Co., Ltd..  Goodyear Dalian Tire              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Hongkong Tiancheng Investment &  Shandong Linglong Tyre            30.36
 Trading Co., Limited.            Co., Ltd..
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Prinx Chengshan                   30.36
                                  (Shandong) Tire Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Hongtyre Group Co..............  Shandong Bayi Tyre                30.36
                                  Manufacture Co., Ltd..
Jiangsu General Science          Jiangsu General Science           30.36
 Technology Co., Ltd..            Technology Co., Ltd..
Jiangsu Hankook Tire Co., Ltd..  Jiangsu Hankook Tire              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Koryo International Industrial   Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Limited.                         Tyre Co., Ltd..
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Anchi Tyres              30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Hugerubber               30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..

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Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Sangong Rubber           30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Koryo International Industrial   Shandong Wanshine Tire            30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Koryo International Industrial   Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Kumho Tire Co., Inc............  Nanjing Kumho Tire Co.,           30.36
                                  Ltd..
Longkou Xinglong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Longkou Xinglong Tyre             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Shandong Anchi Tyres              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd.
Maxon Int'l Co., Limited.......  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.           30.36
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Ningxia Shenzhou Tire             30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shaanxi Yanchang                  30.36
 Ltd..                            Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Ltd..                            International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Sichuan Kalevei                   30.36
 Ltd..                            Technology Co., Ltd..
Megalith Industrial Group Co.,   Xingyuan Tire Group               30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Michelin Asia-Pacific Export     Michelin Shenyang Tire            30.36
 (HK) Limited.                    Co., Ltd..
Newland Tyre Int'l Limited.....  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Noble Manufacture Co., Ltd.....  Qingdao Hongchi Tyre              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd..
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Xingyuan Tire Group               30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Philixx Tyres and Accessories    Shandong Vheal Group              30.36
 Limited.                         Co., Ltd..
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Chaoyang Langma Co.,              30.36
 Limited.                         Ltd..
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Qiangdao Huanghai                 30.36
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd..
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Hongsheng                30.36
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd..
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Limited.                         Rubber Co., Ltd..
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Shandong Xingyuan Group           30.36
 Limited.
Q&J Industrial Group Co.,        Sichuan Kailiwei                  30.36
 Limited.                         Technology Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Au-Shine Group Co.,      Shandong Gulun Rubber             30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Cocrea Tyre              30.36
 Trading Co., Ltd..               Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Champion International   Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Trading Co., Ltd..               Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Champion International   Zhucheng Sinoroad                 30.36
 Trading Co., Ltd..               Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Fudong Tyre               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fudong Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Xiyingmen                 30.36
                                  Double Camel Tyre Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           30.36
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chaoyang Long March               30.36
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Chonche Auto Double               30.36
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Double Coin Holdings              30.36
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Yellow Sea                30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Corp. Ltd.  Shandong Xingyuan                 30.36
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Ge Rui Da Rubber Co.,    Qingdao Ge Rui Da                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory...  Qingdao Honghua Tyre              30.36
                                  Factory.
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Double Coin Holdings              30.36
 International Co., Ltd..         Ltd..
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Qingdao Fudong Tyre               30.36
 International Co., Ltd..         Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Shaanxi Yanchang                  30.36
 International Co., Ltd..         Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Jinhaoyang               Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            30.36
 International Co., Ltd..         Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Beijing Landy Tire &              30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Tech Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Chonche Auto Double               30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Deruibo Tire Co., Ltd..           30.36
 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Industrial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Huge Rubber              30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Keter International      Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chaoyang Long March               30.36
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Chonche Auto Double               30.36
                                  Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Doublestar Dongfeng               30.36
                                  Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Qingdao Yellow Sea                30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Xingyuan                 30.36
                                  International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              30.36
                                  Group Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd..  Sichuan Kalevei                   30.36
                                  Technology Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Ltd..                            Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     China National Tyre And           30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Guilin Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Ningxia Shenzhou Tire             30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
 Ltd..                            Industrial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Ltd..                            International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..

[[Page 71054]]

 
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengfeng                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Hengyu Science           30.36
 Ltd..                            & Technology Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanda Boto               30.36
 Ltd..                            Tyre Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Nama Industrial Co.,     Shandong Wanshine Tyre            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Odyking Tyre Co., Ltd..  Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
                                  Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qianzhen Tyre             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Qizhou Rubber Co., Ltd.  Qingdao Qizhou Rubber             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Rhino International      Dongying JinZheng Tyre            30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Rhino International      Qingdao Aonuo Group....           30.36
 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Rhino International      Shandong Jinwangda Tire           30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Rhino International      Weihai Ping'an Tyre               30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Taihao Tyre Co., Ltd...  Qingdao Taihao Tyre               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Hebei Tianrui Rubber              30.36
 Commercial Co., Ltd..            Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Commercial Co., Ltd..            International Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Tanco Tire Industrial &  Xingyuan Tires Group...           30.36
 Commercial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yellow Sea Rubber Co.,   Qingdao Yellow Sea                30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Chonche Auto Double               30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Happiness Tyre Corp.
                                  Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Double Coin Holdings              30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Guizhou Tyre Co., Ltd..           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Industrial Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Haohua Tire              30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengfeng                 30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Rubber and Plastic
                                  Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Hengyu Science           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 & Technology Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Wosen Rubber             30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shandong Yongtai Group            30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Shengtai Group Co.,               30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    South China Tire &                30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Rubber Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Goldshield Tire           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Rubber & Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Qingdao Yongdao International    Xingyuan Tire Group               30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Shandong Province Sanli           30.36
                                  Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Rodeo Tire Ltd.................  Sichuan Tyre & Rubber             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Aeolus Tyre Co., Ltd...           30.36
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Dongying Fangxing                 30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Double Coin Holdings              30.36
                                  Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Qingdao Doublestar Tire           30.36
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Hengyu Science           30.36
                                  & Technology Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Longyue Rubber           30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Shandong Yongsheng                30.36
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd..
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Wanli Group Trade                 30.36
                                  Limited.
Rover Tire Co., Ltd............  Zhongce Rubber Group              30.36
                                  Company Limited.
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Sailun Jinyu Group Co.,           30.36
                                  Ltd..
Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd....  Shenyang Peace Radial             30.36
                                  Tyre Manufacturing
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Anchi Tyres Co., Ltd..  Shandong Anchi Tyres              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Haohua Tire Co., Ltd..  Shandong Haohua Tire              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Haoyu Rubber Co., Ltd.  Shandong Haoyu Rubber             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Hawk International      Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Rubber Industry Co., Ltd..       International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Shandong Hengfeng Rubber &       Shandong Hengfeng                 30.36
 Plastic Co., Ltd..               Rubber & Plastic Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Science           30.36
 Technology Co., Ltd..            & Technology Co., Ltd..
Shandong Hengyu Science &        Shandong Hengyu Rubber            30.36
 Technology Co., Ltd..            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Homerun Tires Co.,      Good Friend Tyre Co.,             30.36
 Ltd..                            Ltd..
Shandong Homerun Tires Co.,      Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Homerun Tires Co.,      Shandong Wosen Rubber             30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Homerun Tires Co.,      Shandong Yongsheng                30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Group Co., Ltd..
Shandong Homerun Tires Co.,      Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber and Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co.,    Shandong Huasheng                 30.36
 Ltd..                            Rubber Co., Ltd..
Shandong Hugerubber Co., Ltd...  Shandong Hugerubber               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Huitong Tyre Co., Ltd.  Shandong Huitong Tyre             30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..

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Shandong Kaixuan Rubber Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Linglong Tyre Co.,      Shandong Linglong Tyre            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong O'Green Tyres Co.,      Shandong O'Green Tyres            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Province Sanli Tire     Shandong Province Sanli           30.36
 Manufactured Co., Ltd..          Tire Manufactured Co.,
                                  Ltd..
Shandong Sangong Rubber Co.,     Shandong Sangong Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Haohua Tire              30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Hongyu Rubber            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Shandong Kaixuan Rubber           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Transtone Tyre Co.,     Weifang Yuelong Rubber            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Vheal Group Co., Ltd..  Shandong Vheal Group              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shandong Wanda Boto Tyre Co.,    Shandong Wanda Boto               30.36
 Ltd..                            Tyre Co., Ltd..
Shandong Wanshine Tire Co.,      Shandong Wanshine Tire            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Xingyuan Tire Group     Shandong Xingyuan Tire            30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Group Co., Ltd..
Shandong Yinbao Tyre Group Co.,  Shandong Yinbao Tyre              30.36
 Ltd..                            Group Co., Ltd..
Shandong Yongfeng Tyres Co.,     Shandong Yongfeng Tyres           30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group  Shandong Yongsheng                30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Group Co., Ltd..
Shandong Yongtai Group Co.,      Shandong Yongtai Group            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Shanghai Durotyre International  Chaoyang Long March               30.36
 Trading Co., Ltd..               Tyre Co., Ltd..
Shanghai Durotyre International  Double Happiness Tyre             30.36
 Trading Co., Ltd..               Industrial Co., Ltd..
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shengtai Group Co.,               30.36
                                  Ltd..
Shengtai Group Co., Ltd........  Shandong Zhushenghua              30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Hefei Wanli Tire Co.,             30.36
 Export Co., Ltd..                Ltd..
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       South China Tire &                30.36
 Export Co., Ltd..                Rubber Co..
Shenzhen Zhongjin Import &       Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
 Export Co., Ltd..                Rubber And Plastics
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Shifeng Juxing Tire Co., Ltd...  Shifeng Juxing Tire               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Shuma Tyre International         Shandong Wanshine Tire            30.36
 (Qingdao) Co., Ltd..             Co., Ltd..
Sichuan Kalevei Technology Co.,  Sichuan Kalevei                   30.36
 Ltd..                            Technology Co., Ltd..
Sinotyre International Group     Dongying City Fangxing            30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       Rubber Co., Ltd..
Sinotyre International Group     Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Co., Ltd..                       International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Bayi Rubber Co., Ltd...           30.36
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shaanxi Yanchang                  30.36
                                  Petroleum Group Rubber
                                  Co., Ltd..
Sportrak Tire Group Limited....  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Tianjin Leviathan International  NDI Tire (Qingdao) Co.,           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Ltd..
Tianjin Leviathan International  Qingdao Nama Industrial           30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Haohua Tire              30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Tianjin Leviathan International  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Tianjin Leviathan International  Xingyuan Tire Group               30.36
 Trade Co., Ltd..                 Co., Ltd..
Top Tyre Industry Co., Limited.  Shandong Hawk                     30.36
                                  International Rubber
                                  Industry Co., Ltd..
Toyo Tire (Zhucheng) Co., Ltd..  Toyo Tire (Zhucheng)              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.........  Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.           30.36
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  South China Tire &                30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd..
Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited...  Zhongce Rubber Group              30.36
                                  Company Limited.
Wanli Group Trade Limited......  South China Tire &                30.36
                                  Rubber Co., Ltd.,.
Weifang Shunfuchang Rubber And   Weifang Shunfuchang               30.36
 Plastic Products Co., Ltd..      Rubber And Plastic
                                  Products Co., Ltd..
Weihai Ping'an Tyre Co., Ltd...  Weihai Ping'an Tyre               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Weihai Zhongwei Rubber Co.,      Weihai Zhongwei Rubber            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre Co., Ltd..  Wendeng Sanfeng Tyre              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Xuzhou Xugong Tyres               30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Xuzhou Xugong Tyres Co., Ltd...  Armour Rubber Company             30.36
                                  Ltd..
Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.......  Suzhou Yokohama Tire              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Yongsheng Group Co., Ltd.......  Shandong Yongsheng                30.36
                                  Rubber Group Co., Ltd..
Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd..  Zhongce Rubber Group              30.36
                                  Co., Ltd..
Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber Co.,      Zhucheng Guoxin Rubber            30.36
 Ltd..                            Co., Ltd..
PRC-Wide Entity................  .......................           30.36
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Disclosure

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

U.S. International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission of our amended preliminary 
determination.
    This amended preliminary determination is issued and published in 
accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(e).


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    Dated: October 6, 2016.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation covers truck and bus tires. Truck 
and bus tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a truck or 
bus size designation. Truck and bus tires covered by this 
investigation may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial.
    Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol 
``DOT'' on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to 
applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also 
have one of the following suffixes in their tire size designation, 
which also appear on the sidewall of the tire:

TR--Identifies tires for service on trucks or buses to differentiate 
them from similarly sized passenger car and light truck tires;
MH--Identifies tires for mobile homes; and
HC--Identifies a 17.5 inch rim diameter code for use on low platform 
trailers.

    All tires with a ``TR,'' ``MH,'' or ``HC'' suffix in their size 
designations are covered by this investigation regardless of their 
intended use.
    In addition, all tires that lack one of the above suffix 
markings are included in the scope, regardless of their intended 
use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical 
size designations listed in the ``Truck-Bus'' section of the Tire 
and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually, unless the tire 
falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below.
    Truck and bus tires, whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, 
are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported 
mounted on a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. 
Subject merchandise includes truck and bus tires produced in the 
subject country whether mounted on wheels or rims in the subject 
country or in a third country. Truck and bus tires are covered 
whether or not they are accompanied by other parts, e.g., a wheel, 
rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc. Truck and bus tires that enter 
attached to a vehicle are not covered by the scope.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation are 
the following types of tires: (1) Pneumatic tires, of rubber, that 
are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; and (2) non-
pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires.
    The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
4011.20.1015 and 4011.20.5020. Tires meeting the scope description 
may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.99.4520, 
4011.99.4590, 4011.99.8520, 4011.99.8590, 8708.70.4530, 
8708.70.6030, and 8708.70.6060. On August 26, 2016, the Department 
included HTSUS subheadings 4011.69.0020, 4011.69.0090, and 
8716.90.5059 to the case reference files, pursuant to requests by 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the petitioner.\9\
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    \9\ See Memorandum to the File entitled, ``Requests from Customs 
and Border Protection and the Petitioner to Update the ACE Case 
Reference File,'' dated August 26, 2016.
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    While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for 
customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise 
is dispositive.
[FR Doc. 2016-24815 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P

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