Brazil applies anti-dumping duties on tyres from Asia, Ukraine

16 January 2014 22:25 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade (Camex) has applied anti-dumping duties on imports of passenger car tyres from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Ukraine for a period of up to five years, the government agency said on Thursday.

The duties apply to imports of new 65-series and 75-series rubber tyres of radial design, with 13-inch and 14-inch rims and 165, 175 and 185 bands, Camex said in a filing.

South Korean producers exporting to Brazil will pay surcharges ranging from 24 cents/kg to $2.56/kg, while producers from Thailand will pay between $1.32/kg and $1.35/kg, the agency said.

Taiwanese and Ukrainian producers will pay surcharges of $1.43/kg and $1.23/kg, respectively, Camex said.

The anti-dumping investigation, carried out by Brazil’s foreign trade secretariat (Secex) following a request by the country’s tyre industry association (ANIP) in December 2011, found that dumping was damaging domestic producers.

Anti-dumping duties are already in place for Chinese car tyres.

Tyres are a key end product for styrene butadiene rubber (SBR).
By Simon West