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U.S. probing tire imports from South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had opened investigations of imports of vehicle tires from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to determine whether they are being sold at less than fair value.

The department said it was also investigating whether tire producers in Vietnam are receiving unfair subsidies. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)