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Chinese makers of steel trailer wheels and some key customers pushed back at a hearing Wednesday (Aug. 29) in Washington against allegations the makers are dumping their products on the U.S. market.

Tire Business reported that the hearing was called by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in response to a petition by Dexstar Wheel Co. Ltd., an Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer of steel wheels owned by Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.

The complaint covers steel tubeless tire wheels with rim diameters of 12 to 16.5 inches, used road and highway trailers and other towable equipment, including utility trailers, cargo trailers, horse trailers, boat trailers, recreational trailers, and towable mobile homes.

Dexstar alleges Chinese makers are dumping their products at rates ranging from 30.48% to 44.35%.

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