Chinese Tire Co. Says Commerce Erred On Duty Rate

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 4:28 PM EDT) -- A Chinese tire manufacturer on Thursday alleged that the U.S. Department of Commerce wrongly concluded in a review of countervailing duties on its products that the company benefited from subsidies provided by the government of China.

Cooper Kunshan Tire Co. Ltd. and its Ohio-based affiliate, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., told the U.S. Court of International Trade in a new lawsuit that Commerce arbitrarily decided that CKT participated in the Chinese government Export Buyer's Credit subsidy program and applied a 4.99% countervailing duty on its tire imports.

CKT said that even though the company and China answered questionnaires in response to...

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