On June 28, 2017, The Timken Company filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on imports of Certain Tapered Roller Bearings from the Republic of Korea.


The scope of this investigation is certain tapered roller bearings. The scope covers all tapered roller bearings with a nominal outside cup diameter of eight inches and under, regardless of type of steel, whether of inch or metric size, and whether made of through hardened steel or case hardened (case-carburized) steel. Certain tapered roller bearings include: finished cup and cone assemblies entering as a set, finished cone assemblies entering separately, and finished parts (cups, cones, and tapered rollers). Certain tapered roller bearings are sold individually as sets (cup and cone assembly), as a cone assembly, as a finished cup, or packaged as a kit with one or several tapered roller bearings, a seal, and grease. The scope of the petition includes finished rollers and finished cones that have not been assembled with rollers and a cage. Certain tapered roller bearings can be a single row or multiple rows (e.g., two- or four-row), and a cup can handle a single cone assembly or multiple cone assemblies. Included in the scope are thrust bearings. The scope of this investigation does not include unfinished parts of tapered roller bearings (cups, cones, and tapered rollers) and does not include cages, whether finished or unfinished. The scope does not include tapered roller bearing wheel hub units, rail bearings, and other housed tapered roller bearings (flange, take up cartridges, and hanger units incorporating tapered rollers). Tapered roller bearings that have a nominal outer cup diameter of eight inches and under that are used in wheel hub units, rail bearings, or other housed bearings, but entered separately, are included in the scope to the same extent as described above. All tapered roller bearings meeting the written description above are included, regardless of coating.

Tapered roller bearings subject to this investigation are primarily classifiable under subheadings 8482.20.0040, 8482.20.0061, 8482.20.0070, 8482.20.0081, 8482.91.0050, 8482.99.1550, and 8482.99.1580 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”). Parts may also enter under 8482.99.4500. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise is dispositive.


The Timken Company 4500 Mount Pleasant St. NW North Canton, OH 44720


Terence P. Stewart, Esq. Stewart and Stewart 2100 M Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20037


Korea: 1.12% to 66.82%


Countervailing Duty Petitions not issued.


For a list of foreign products/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.


For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.


2014 2015 2016 Q1 2016 Q1 2017
Volume (Number)


8,317,024 11,204,792 2,150,462 3,014,456
Value (USD) 41,869,669 57,068,331 63,886,198 11,478,934 17,749,279

The Petitioner requests the Commission seek pricing information separately for sales in the OEM market.