WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it has made a preliminary finding that bus and truck tires from China received countervailable subsidies ranging from 17.06 percent to 23.38 percent.

In 2015, U.S. imports of truck and bus tires from China totaled $1.07 billion, the department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Leslie Adler)