Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Correction to Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 7252-7254 [2021-01789]

Download as PDF 7252 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.8 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.9 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.11 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled 8 See 19 CFR 224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 date of the hearing which will be held at a time and date to be determined.12 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.13 Parties should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.14 Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 19, 2021. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2021–01791 Filed 1–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 12 See 19 CFR 351.310. 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 13 See PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–908, A–583–869, A–549–842, A–552– 828] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Correction to Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing this notice to correct an inadvertent typographical error in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I to the previously published Federal Register notices for the preliminary determinations in the less-than-fairvalue investigations of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). AGENCY: DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. Leo Ayala at (202) 482–3945 (Korea and Thailand); Lauren Caserta at (202) 482– 4737 (Taiwan); and Jasun Moy at (202) 482–8194 (Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction On January 6, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Determinations on passenger tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.1 1 See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 501 (January 6, 2021); Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 508 (January 6, 2021); Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Thailand: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 517 (January 6, 2021); and Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 504 (January 6, 2021) (collectively, Preliminary Determinations). E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices Due to a typographical error, the revised scope in Appendix I included a misspelling. Specifically, in Appendix I of the Preliminary Determinations, at paragraph (5)(a) of the exclusion language, it reads: ‘‘The tires have a 265/70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 245/ 70R17, 245/75R17, 265/70R18, or 265/ 70R18 size designation.’’ The paragraph should have read: ‘‘The tires have a 265/ 70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 245/ 70R17, 245/75R17, 245/70R18, or 265/ 70R18 size designation’’ (emphasis added).2 We are hereby correcting the Preliminary Determinations to include the correct scope as described above and included in the Appendix to this notice. This notice serves as a correction to the Preliminary Determinations and is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: January 21, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix—Scope of the Investigations The scope of these investigations is passenger vehicle and light truck tires. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a passenger vehicle or light truck size designation. Tires covered by these investigations may be tube-type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial, and they may be intended for sale to original equipment manufacturers or the replacement market. Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also have the following prefixes or suffix in their tire size designation, which also appears on the sidewall of the tire: Prefix designations: P—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger cars. LT—Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light trucks. Suffix letter designations: LT—Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal highway service. All tires with a ‘‘P’’ or ‘‘LT’’ prefix, and all tires with an ‘‘LT’’ suffix in their sidewall markings are covered by these investigations regardless of their intended use. In addition, all tires that lack a ‘‘P’’ or ‘‘LT’’ prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, as well as all tires that include any other prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Scope Comments Decision Memorandum,’’ dated December 29, 2020 at Attachment. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 that fits passenger cars or light trucks. Sizes that fit passenger cars and light trucks include, but are not limited to, the numerical size designations listed in the passenger car section or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as updated annually. The scope includes all tires that are of a size that fits passenger cars or light trucks, unless the tire falls within one of the specific exclusions set out below. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires, whether or not attached to wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject tire is imported attached to a wheel or rim, only the tire is covered by the scope. Specifically excluded from the scope are the following types of tires: (1) Racing car tires; such tires do not bear the symbol ‘‘DOT’’ on the sidewall and may be marked with ‘‘ZR’’ in size designation; (2) pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including recycled and retreaded tires; (3) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires; (4) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use spare tires for passenger vehicles which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall are listed in Table PCT–1R (‘‘T’’ Type Spare Tires for Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) or PCT–1B (‘‘T’’ Type Diagonal (Bias) Spare Tires for Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) the designation ‘‘T’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall as part of the size designation, and, (c) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed is 81 MPH or a ‘‘M’’ rating; (5) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use spare tires for light trucks which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The tires have a 265/70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 245/70R17, 245/75R17, 245/ 70R18, or 265/70R18 size designation; (b) ‘‘Temporary Use Only’’ or ‘‘Spare’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall; (c) the tread depth of the tire is no greater than 6.2 mm; and (d) Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (‘‘UTQG’’) ratings are not molded into the tire’s sidewall with the exception of 265/ 70R17 and 255/80R17 which may have UTGC molded on the tire sidewall; (6) tires designed and marketed exclusively for specialty tire (ST) use which, in addition, exhibit each of the following conditions: (a) The size designation molded on the tire’s sidewall is listed in the ST sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) the designation ‘‘ST’’ is molded into the tire’s sidewall as part of the size designation, (c) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is ‘‘For Trailer Service Only’’ or ‘‘For Trailer Use Only’’, (d) the load index molded on the tire’s sidewall meets or exceeds those load indexes listed in the Tire and Rim Association Year Book for the relevant ST tire size, and PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7253 (e) either (i) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 81 MPH or an ‘‘M’’ rating; or (ii) the tire’s speed rating molded on the sidewall is 87 MPH or an ‘‘N’’ rating, and in either case the tire’s maximum pressure and maximum load limit are molded on the sidewall and either (1) both exceed the maximum pressure and maximum load limit for any tire of the same size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; or (2) if the maximum cold inflation pressure molded on the tire is less than any cold inflation pressure listed for that size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, the maximum load limit molded on the tire is higher than the maximum load limit listed at that cold inflation pressure for that size designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; (7) tires designed and marketed exclusively for off-road use and which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical characteristics: (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall are listed in the off-the-road, agricultural, industrial or ATV section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, (b) in addition to any size designation markings, the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the tire is ‘‘Not For Highway Service’’ or ‘‘Not for Highway Use’’, (c) the tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 55 MPH or a ‘‘G’’ rating, and (d) the tire features a recognizable off-road tread design; (8) Tires designed and marketed for offroad use as all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) tires or utility-terrain-vehicle (UTV) tires, and which, in addition, exhibit each of the following characteristics: (a) The tire’s speed rating is molded on the sidewall, indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not exceed 87 MPH or an ‘‘N’’ rating, and (b) both of the following physical characteristics are satisfied: (i) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall does not match any of those listed in the passenger car or light truck sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and (ii) The size designation and load index combination molded on the tire’s sidewall matches any of the following size designation (American standard or metric) and load index combinations: American standard size Metric size 26x10R12 ........ 254/70R/12 ...... E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 Load index 72 7254 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from 27x10R14 ........ 254/65R/14 ...... 73 Brazil was sold in the United States at 28x10R14 ........ 254/70R/14 ...... 75 less than normal value during the 28x10R14 ........ 254/70R/14 ...... 86 30X10R14 ....... 254/80R/14 ...... 79 period of review (POR), March 1, 2018 30x10R15 ........ 254/75R/15 ...... 78 through February 28, 2019. 30x10R14 ........ 254/80R/14 ...... 90 DATES: Applicable January 27, 2021. 31x10R14 ........ 254/85R/14 ...... 81 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 32x10R14 ........ 254/90R/14 ...... 95 32x10R15 ........ 254/85R/15 ...... 83 Justin Neuman or Jerry Huang, AD/CVD 32x10R15 ........ 254/85R/15 ...... 94 Operations, Office V, Enforcement and 33x10R15 ........ 254/90R/15 ...... 86 Compliance, International Trade 33x10R15 ........ 254/90R/15 ...... 95 Administration, Department of 35x9.50R15 ..... 241/105R/15 .... 82 Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 35x10R15 ........ 254/100R/15 .... 97 NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0486 and (202) 482–4047, The products covered by these respectively. investigations are currently classified under American standard size Load index Metric size the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.10.10.10, 4011.10.10.20, 4011.10.10.30, 4011.10.10.40, 4011.10.10.50, 4011.10.10.60, 4011.10.10.70, 4011.10.50.00, 4011.20.10.05, and 4011.20.50.10. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.90.10.10, 4011.90.10.50, 4011.90.20.10, 4011.90.20.50, 4011.90.80.10, 4011.90.80.50, 8708.70.45.30, 8708.70.45.46, 8708.70.45.48, 8708.70.45.60, 8708.70.60.30, 8708.70.60.45, and 8708.70.60.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–01789 Filed 1–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn//. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Background Changes Since the Preliminary Results On April 2, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.2 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.3 Commerce extended the deadline for the final results further by 60 days on November 9, 2020.4 The deadline for the final results of this review is now January 19, 2021. For a complete description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties, we made the following changes to the Preliminary Results: • We adjusted the programming language for Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. (Suzano) using a corrected manufacturer code.6 • We included certain sales by International Paper do Brasil Ltda./ International Paper Exportadora Ltda. (collectively, International Paper) to a downstream customer located in a free trade zone in the margin calculation.7 • We adjusted the programming language for International Paper to eliminate the double counting of certain taxes deducted from home market gross unit price.8 SUMMARY: Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–842] Certain Uncoated Paper From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The products covered by this order are certain uncoated paper products from Brazil. For a full description of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues that parties raised and Final Results of Review Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period of March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A ............................................................................................................................................................. International Paper do Brasil Ltda. and International Paper Exportadora Ltda .................................................................................. 1 See Certain Uncoated Paper from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order; 2018–2019, 85 FR 18550 (April 2, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Uncoated Paper from Brazil: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2018–2019,’’ dated November 9, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2018– PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32.31 20.80 2019 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Uncoated Paper from Brazil,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 2. 7 Id. at Comment 3. 8 Id. at Comment 4. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-908, A-583-869, A-549-842, A-552-828]


Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of 
Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice 
of Correction to Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigations

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing this 
notice to correct an inadvertent typographical error in the ``Scope of 
the Investigation'' in Appendix I to the previously published Federal 
Register notices for the preliminary determinations in the less-than-
fair-value investigations of passenger vehicle and light truck tires 
(passenger tires) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), Taiwan, Thailand, 
and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).

DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala at (202) 482-3945 (Korea and 
Thailand); Lauren Caserta at (202) 482-4737 (Taiwan); and Jasun Moy at 
(202) 482-8194 (Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Correction

    On January 6, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary 
Determinations on passenger tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and 
Vietnam.\1\

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Due to a typographical error, the revised scope in Appendix I included 
a misspelling. Specifically, in Appendix I of the Preliminary 
Determinations, at paragraph (5)(a) of the exclusion language, it 
reads: ``The tires have a 265/70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 245/70R17, 
245/75R17, 265/70R18, or 265/70R18 size designation.'' The paragraph 
should have read: ``The tires have a 265/70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 
245/70R17, 245/75R17, 245/70R18, or 265/70R18 size designation'' 
(emphasis added).\2\ We are hereby correcting the Preliminary 
Determinations to include the correct scope as described above and 
included in the Appendix to this notice.
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    \1\ See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the 
Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 501 (January 6, 2021); 
Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Taiwan: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures, 86 FR 508 (January 6, 2021); Passenger Vehicle and Light 
Truck Tires from Thailand: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, 
and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 517 (January 6, 2021); 
and Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 504 (January 6, 2021) 
(collectively, Preliminary Determinations).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires 
from the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Scope Comments Decision 
Memorandum,'' dated December 29, 2020 at Attachment.
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    This notice serves as a correction to the Preliminary 
Determinations and is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: January 21, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--Scope of the Investigations

    The scope of these investigations is passenger vehicle and light 
truck tires. Passenger vehicle and light truck tires are new 
pneumatic tires, of rubber, with a passenger vehicle or light truck 
size designation. Tires covered by these investigations may be tube-
type, tubeless, radial, or non-radial, and they may be intended for 
sale to original equipment manufacturers or the replacement market.
    Subject tires have, at the time of importation, the symbol 
``DOT'' on the sidewall, certifying that the tire conforms to 
applicable motor vehicle safety standards. Subject tires may also 
have the following prefixes or suffix in their tire size 
designation, which also appears on the sidewall of the tire:
    Prefix designations:
    P--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on passenger 
cars.
    LT--Identifies a tire intended primarily for service on light 
trucks.
    Suffix letter designations:
    LT--Identifies light truck tires for service on trucks, buses, 
trailers, and multipurpose passenger vehicles used in nominal 
highway service.
    All tires with a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix, and all tires with an 
``LT'' suffix in their sidewall markings are covered by these 
investigations regardless of their intended use.
    In addition, all tires that lack a ``P'' or ``LT'' prefix or 
suffix in their sidewall markings, as well as all tires that include 
any other prefix or suffix in their sidewall markings, are included 
in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire 
is of a size that fits passenger cars or light trucks. Sizes that 
fit passenger cars and light trucks include, but are not limited to, 
the numerical size designations listed in the passenger car section 
or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, as 
updated annually. The scope includes all tires that are of a size 
that fits passenger cars or light trucks, unless the tire falls 
within one of the specific exclusions set out below.
    Passenger vehicle and light truck tires, whether or not attached 
to wheels or rims, are included in the scope. However, if a subject 
tire is imported attached to a wheel or rim, only the tire is 
covered by the scope.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are the following types of 
tires:
    (1) Racing car tires; such tires do not bear the symbol ``DOT'' 
on the sidewall and may be marked with ``ZR'' in size designation;
    (2) pneumatic tires, of rubber, that are not new, including 
recycled and retreaded tires;
    (3) non-pneumatic tires, such as solid rubber tires;
    (4) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use 
spare tires for passenger vehicles which, in addition, exhibit each 
of the following physical characteristics:
    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on 
the tire's sidewall are listed in Table PCT-1R (``T'' Type Spare 
Tires for Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) or PCT-1B (``T'' Type 
Diagonal (Bias) Spare Tires for Temporary Use on Passenger Vehicles) 
of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``T'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation, and,
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, 
indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by 
Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed is 81 MPH or 
a ``M'' rating;
    (5) tires designed and marketed exclusively as temporary use 
spare tires for light trucks which, in addition, exhibit each of the 
following physical characteristics:
    (a) The tires have a 265/70R17, 255/80R17, 265/70R16, 245/70R17, 
245/75R17, 245/70R18, or 265/70R18 size designation;
    (b) ``Temporary Use Only'' or ``Spare'' is molded into the 
tire's sidewall;
    (c) the tread depth of the tire is no greater than 6.2 mm; and
    (d) Uniform Tire Quality Grade Standards (``UTQG'') ratings are 
not molded into the tire's sidewall with the exception of 265/70R17 
and 255/80R17 which may have UTGC molded on the tire sidewall;
    (6) tires designed and marketed exclusively for specialty tire 
(ST) use which, in addition, exhibit each of the following 
conditions:
    (a) The size designation molded on the tire's sidewall is listed 
in the ST sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) the designation ``ST'' is molded into the tire's sidewall as 
part of the size designation,
    (c) the tire incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the 
sidewall, that the tire is ``For Trailer Service Only'' or ``For 
Trailer Use Only'',
    (d) the load index molded on the tire's sidewall meets or 
exceeds those load indexes listed in the Tire and Rim Association 
Year Book for the relevant ST tire size, and
    (e) either
    (i) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, 
indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by 
Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not 
exceed 81 MPH or an ``M'' rating; or
    (ii) the tire's speed rating molded on the sidewall is 87 MPH or 
an ``N'' rating, and in either case the tire's maximum pressure and 
maximum load limit are molded on the sidewall and either
    (1) both exceed the maximum pressure and maximum load limit for 
any tire of the same size designation in either the passenger car or 
light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book; or
    (2) if the maximum cold inflation pressure molded on the tire is 
less than any cold inflation pressure listed for that size 
designation in either the passenger car or light truck section of 
the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, the maximum load limit 
molded on the tire is higher than the maximum load limit listed at 
that cold inflation pressure for that size designation in either the 
passenger car or light truck section of the Tire and Rim Association 
Year Book;
    (7) tires designed and marketed exclusively for off-road use and 
which, in addition, exhibit each of the following physical 
characteristics:
    (a) The size designation and load index combination molded on 
the tire's sidewall are listed in the off-the-road, agricultural, 
industrial or ATV section of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book,
    (b) in addition to any size designation markings, the tire 
incorporates a warning, prominently molded on the sidewall, that the 
tire is ``Not For Highway Service'' or ``Not for Highway Use'',
    (c) the tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, 
indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by 
the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not 
exceed 55 MPH or a ``G'' rating, and
    (d) the tire features a recognizable off-road tread design;
    (8) Tires designed and marketed for off-road use as all-terrain-
vehicle (ATV) tires or utility-terrain-vehicle (UTV) tires, and 
which, in addition, exhibit each of the following characteristics:
    (a) The tire's speed rating is molded on the sidewall, 
indicating the rated speed in MPH or a letter rating as listed by 
the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, and the rated speed does not 
exceed 87 MPH or an ``N'' rating, and
    (b) both of the following physical characteristics are 
satisfied:
    (i) The size designation and load index combination molded on 
the tire's sidewall does not match any of those listed in the 
passenger car or light truck sections of the Tire and Rim 
Association Year Book, and
    (ii) The size designation and load index combination molded on 
the tire's sidewall matches any of the following size designation 
(American standard or metric) and load index combinations:

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                                                                  Load
       American standard size               Metric size          index
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26x10R12............................  254/70R/12.............         72

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27x10R14............................  254/65R/14.............         73
28x10R14............................  254/70R/14.............         75
28x10R14............................  254/70R/14.............         86
30X10R14............................  254/80R/14.............         79
30x10R15............................  254/75R/15.............         78
30x10R14............................  254/80R/14.............         90
31x10R14............................  254/85R/14.............         81
32x10R14............................  254/90R/14.............         95
32x10R15............................  254/85R/15.............         83
32x10R15............................  254/85R/15.............         94
33x10R15............................  254/90R/15.............         86
33x10R15............................  254/90R/15.............         95
35x9.50R15..........................  241/105R/15............         82
35x10R15............................  254/100R/15............         97
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    The products covered by these investigations are currently 
classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4011.10.10.10, 4011.10.10.20, 
4011.10.10.30, 4011.10.10.40, 4011.10.10.50, 4011.10.10.60, 
4011.10.10.70, 4011.10.50.00, 4011.20.10.05, and 4011.20.50.10. 
Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under the 
following HTSUS subheadings: 4011.90.10.10, 4011.90.10.50, 
4011.90.20.10, 4011.90.20.50, 4011.90.80.10, 4011.90.80.50, 
8708.70.45.30, 8708.70.45.46, 8708.70.45.48, 8708.70.45.60, 
8708.70.60.30, 8708.70.60.45, and 8708.70.60.60. While HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, 
the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2021-01789 Filed 1-26-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P