On July 9, 2019, Petitioner Wind Tower Trade Coalition filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam.
SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION
The merchandise covered by these petitions consists of certain wind towers, whether or not tapered, and sections thereof. Certain wind towers are designed to 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.
Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the HTSUS under subheading 7308.20.0020 or 8502.31.0000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive.
Arcosa Wind Towers Inc.
500 N. Akard Street, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201
Broadwind Towers, Inc
101 5 16th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
COUNSEL FOR PETITIONERS
Alan H. Price
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
For a list of foreign producers/exporters alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment I.
For a list of importers alleged by Petitioner, please see Attachment II.
|Petition Filed||July 9, 2019|
|DOC Initiation||July 29, 2019|
|ITC Preliminary Investigation:|
|Questionnaires Due||July 23, 2019|
|Request to appear at hearing||July 28, 2019|
|Hearing||July 30, 2019|
|Briefs||August 4, 2019|
|ITC Vote||August 23, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary Antidumping Determination||December 16, 2019|
|DOC Preliminary CVD Determination||October 2, 2019|
|DOC Final Antidumping Determination||February 29, 2020|
|DOC Final CVD Determination||December 16, 2019|
|ITC Final Determination||April 14, 2020|
ALLEGED DUMPING MARGIN
For a list of alleged countervailing duty programs, please see Attachment III.
IMPORTS OF SUBJECT MERCHANDISE
|2016||2017||2018||2018 Jan-Mar||2019 Jan-Mar|
For more information concerning this petition and how it may affect your business, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, or Stephen Brophy.