US investigates wind tower imports from Vietnam for dumping

By Hung Le   July 31, 2019 | 08:58 pm PT
US investigates wind tower imports from Vietnam for dumping
Power-generating windmill turbines are pictured at a wind park in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. Photo by Reuters/Kham.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of wind towers imported from Vietnam and three other countries.

In a recent statement, the DOC said the investigations will determine if producers in Vietnam, South Korea, Canada and Indonesia are receiving unfair subsidies.

The dumping margin for Vietnam is 79.96-109.86 percent, and there are 24 subsidy programs for wind towers in the country, it alleged.

The investigations began after the Wind Tower Trade Coalition filed petitions in early July. Its members include leading U.S. wind tower manufacturers Arcosa and Broadwind Energy.

Vietnam exported wind towers worth $21.4 million to the U.S. last year, according to the DOC. The corresponding figures were $37.4 million for Indonesia, $50 million for Korea and $60.2 million for Canada.

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