Commerce Preliminarily Finds Dumping of Imports of Steel Wheels 12 to 16.5 Inches in Diameter from the People’s Republic of China

On April 16, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of steel wheels 12 to 16.5 inches in diameter (certain steel wheels) from the People’s Republic of China (China). • The AD law provides U.S. businesses and workers with a transparent, quasi-judicial, and internationally accepted mechanism to seek relief from the market distorting effects caused by injurious dumping of imports into the United States, establishing an opportunity to compete on a level playing field. • For the purpose of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign company sells an imported product in the United States at less than fair value.

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