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ITC to hold import duties hearing on steel wheels from China

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has scheduled a preliminary hearing April 17 on whether steel wheels imported from China are causing material injury to U.S. wheel makers because of government subsidies and sales at less-than-fair value.

Two U.S. steel wheel manufacturers — Accuride Corp. of Evansville, Ind., and Maxion Wheels Akron L.L.C. of Akron — filed a petition with the ITC March 27, requesting antidumping and countervailing duties against Chinese wheel importers.

The petition covers certain road-going hub- and stud-piloted steel wheels with rim diameters of 22.5 and 24.5 inches designed principally for use on Class 6, 7 and 8 commercial vehicles.

The petitioners allege antidumping margins of 11.3 to 231.7 percent and countervailing duty margins of up to 77.3 percent.

The hearing will be held at the ITC Building in Washington.

Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to by April 13.