Certain Off-The-Road Tires From China
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty and antidumping investigations Nos. 701-TA-448 and 731-TA-1117 (Preliminary) under sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of certain off-the-road tires imports from China,\1\ that are alleged to be subsidized by the government of China and sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to sections 701(c)(1)(B) and 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. Sec. 1671a(c)(1)(B) Sec. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by Wednesday, August 1, 2007. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 9, 2007.