For Immediate Release September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009
THE SECRETARY OF LABOR
THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
On July 9, 2009, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) submitted a report to me that contained a determination pursuant to its investigation under section 421 of the Trade Act
of 1974, as amended (the "Trade Act"), that certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from the People's Republic of China (China) are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities or under such conditions as to cause or threaten to cause market disruption to the domestic producers of like or directly competitive products.
ad valorem above the column 1 general rate of duty. For the second year, the additional duty shall be in the amount of 30 percent ad valorem above the column 1 general rate of duty, and in the third year, the additional duty shall be in the amount of 25 percent ad valorem above the column 1 general rate of duty.
consideration of any Trade Adjustment Assistance applications received from domestic passenger vehicle and light truck tire producers, their workers, or communities and to provide such
other requested assistance or relief as they deem appropriate, consistent with their statutory mandates.
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