• Effective Date: Jan 27, 2015
  • Notice of Lifting of Suspension Date: Jun 22, 2018

Notice of the lifting of suspension occurred on the message date of these instructions. See paragraph 5 below.

1. Commerce received a scope ruling request from Cheng Shin Rubber USA, Inc., doing business as Maxxis International (Maxxis). Commerce issued a final scope determination on 05/01/2018 that certain radial spare tires imported by Maxxis (i.e., model numbers M9502 (with load index 113), M9500N, and M9502 (with load index 104)) are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) (A-570-016).

2. Commerce determined that certain radial spare tires are outside the scope of the order because they are tires that are listed in Table PCT-1R of the 2017 edition of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book and otherwise satisfy parts (b) and (c) of the spare tire exclusion (5) in the scope of the order. Therefore, Maxxis's radial spare tires are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order on passenger tires from China.

3. For all entries of passenger tires not within scope that remain unliquidated on or after 01/27/2015, CBP shall terminate suspension and liquidate entries of product not within scope which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption.

4. Refund any cash deposits relating to the radial spare tires described above.

5. These instructions constitute notice of the lifting of suspension of liquidation of entries of certain radial spare tires entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 01/27/2015.

6. The assessment of antidumping duties by CBP on shipments or entries of this merchandise is subject to the provisions of section 778 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Section 778 requires that CBP pay interest on overpayments or assess interest on underpayments of the required amounts deposited as estimated antidumping duties. The interest provisions are not applicable to cash or bonds posted as estimated antidumping duties before the date of publication of the antidumping duty order. Interest shall be calculated from the date payment of estimated antidumping duties is required through the date of liquidation. The rate at which such interest is payable is the rate in effect under section 6621 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 for such period.

7. Unless instructed otherwise, for all other shipments of passenger tires from China not covered by paragraph 2 above, you shall continue to collect cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties for the merchandise at the current rates.

8. If there are any questions by the importing public regarding this message, please contact the Call Center for the Office of AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0984. CBP ports should submit their inquiries through authorized CBP channels only. (This message was generated by OVII:KMW.)

9. There are no restrictions on the release of this information.

Alexander Amdur