The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday that it was setting preliminary duties on galvanized steel wire and certain steel wheels from China to offset Chinese government subsidies.

The department said it was setting duties of 21.59 to 253.07 percent on the steel wire and 26.24 to 46.59 percent on the steel wheels. The United States imported about $54 million of the wire and $80 million of the wheels in 2010.