On 22 April 2022, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) released a notice aout limiting the examination to a reasonable number of exporters and importers or sampling in the investigation into the alleged dumping of new pneumatic tyres of rubber of a kind used on motor cars, classifiable under tariff subheadings 4011.10.01, 4011.10.03, 4011.10.05, 4011.10.07, and 4011.10.09, and on buses or lorries, classifiable under tariff subheadings 4011.20.16, 4011.20.18, and 4011.20.26, originating in or imported from the People’s Republic of China.
The application was lodged by South African Tyre Manufacturing Conference (SATMC), an industry organisation of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) industry. The SATMC members, Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, and Sumitomo together constitute 100% of the domestic production of tyres in SACU.
In response to ITAC’s initiation notice, responses were received from 62 exporters/foreign producers and 17 importers of the subject product. Due to the large number of exporters and importers, ITAC at its meeting of 12 April 2022 decided to limit its examination to a reasonable number of exporters and importers in accordance with Regulation 8.6, 8.7 and 8.8 of South Africa’s Anti-Dumping Regulations (ADR) and the sample be based on ADR8.6 (a). ITAC decided to limit the sample for importers to corresponding sampled exporters. Where more than one corresponding importer, the largest importer be selected. Interested parties are invited to make submissions/comments regarding ITAC’s determination.
Enquiries may be directed to the investigating officers, Siphumelele Edwin Mkwanazi at firstname.lastname@example.org, Thuli Nkomo at email@example.com, Portia Chuma at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Portia Mathebula at email@example.com
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