According to AFP on the 15th, U.S. law enforcement announced on Tuesday that they had filed charges against more than a dozen people and a Texas-based company on suspicion of evading import tariffs on Chinese-made tires.
The U.S. Department of Justice pointed out in a statement that Houston-based Winland International/Super Tire Company and executives “conspirate to circumvent imports of Chinese engineering vehicle tires (OTR) and light vehicle and truck tires (LVT). Anti-dumping duty”.
The statement said that the company and related personnel are suspected of “using documents provided by Chinese manufacturers that do not pay tariffs, forging invoices, and understate the value of imports to pay lower tariffs”.
The Department of Justice said the tires were worth more than $21 million, meaning the United States could not collect import tariffs of more than $6.5 million.
At present, U.S. law enforcement has arrested Zheng “Miranda” Zhou, president of the above-mentioned company, and Kun “Bruce” Liu, vice president of the above-mentioned companies.