On November 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced the initiation of antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigations on Utility Scale Wind Towers from India, Malaysia, and Spain (Spain is AD only). The petitioners in this case are the Wind Tower Trade Coalition. See our previous post summarizing the petition for details on the scope of the investigations and for lists of the importers and exporters named in the petition.

The International Trade Commission (“ITC”) is currently scheduled to make its preliminary determinations on or before December 4, 2020. If the ITC determines that there is reasonable indication that imports of utility scale wind towers materially injure or threaten the U.S. domestic industry, the investigation will continue and Commerce will be scheduled to announce its preliminary CVD determination on January 13, 2021 and its preliminary AD determination on March 29, 2021.  If the ITC’s determinations are negative—finding that imports of utility scale wind towers do not pose a risk of injury to the domestic industry—the investigations will be terminated.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the AD or CVD investigations on imports of utility scale wind towers, please contact our International Trade and Supply Chain team.