GDLSK

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON UTILITY SCALE WIND TOWERS FROM INDIA, MALAYSIA AND SPAIN

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India, Malaysia and Spain; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): India, and Malaysia

II.  Product:

The merchandise covered by these petitions consists of certain wind towers, whether or not tapered, and sections thereof.  Certain wind towers support the nacelle and rotor blades in a wind turbine with a minimum rated electrical power generation capacity in excess of 100 kilowatts and with a minimum height of 50 meters measured from the base of the tower to the bottom of the nacelle (i.e., where the top of the tower and nacelle are joined) when fully assembled. A wind tower section consists of, at a minimum, multiple steel plates rolled into cylindrical or conical shapes and welded together (or otherwise attached) to form a steel shell, regardless of coating, end-finish, painting, treatment, or method of manufacture, and with or without flanges, doors, or internal or external components (e.g., flooring/decking, ladders, lifts, electrical buss boxes, electrical cabling, conduit, cable harness for nacelle generator, interior lighting, tool and storage lockers) attached to the wind tower section. Several wind tower sections are normally required to form a completed wind tower. Wind towers and sections thereof are included within the scope whether or not they are joined with nonsubject merchandise, such as nacelles or rotor blades, and whether or not they have internal or external components attached to the subject merchandise. Specifically excluded from the scope are nacelles and rotor blades, regardless of whether they are attached to the wind tower. Also excluded are any internal or external components which are not attached to the wind towers or sections thereof, unless those components are shipped with the tower sections.

III.  HTS classifications:

Wind towers are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7308.20.0020 and 8502.31.0000.

IV.  Date of Filing: September 30, 2020

V.  Petitioners: Wind Tower Trade Coalition (“Petitioner” or “Coalition”).

VI.  Foreign Producers/Exporters:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VII.  US Importers named:

Please contact our office for a list filed with the petition.

VIII.  Alleged Dumping Margins (No CVD Margins Listed):

India:              71.80%

Malaysia:        55.88%

Spain:             83.66%

IX.  Comments:

A.  Projected date of ITC Preliminary Conference: October 21, 2020.

B.  The earliest theoretical date for retroactive suspension of liquidation for the AD is December 9, 2020; CVD is October 20, 2020.

Please contact our office for a complete projected schedule for the AD/CVD investigations.

C.  Volume and Value of Imports:

Please contact our office for a summary of the data filed with the petition.

D.  List of Alleged Subsidy Programs:      

Please contact our office for a list of alleged subsidy programs.

If you have questions regarding how this investigation may impact future imports of scope merchandise or whether a particular product is within the scope of the investigation, please contact one of our attorneys.

mailgoogle_plustwitterFacebookredditlinkedin