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Final Determination in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam

Final Determination in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam

On June 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of utility scale wind towers from Canada, Indonesia, South Korea (Korea) (AD only), and Vietnam.

Final Dumping Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Dumping Rates Adjusted Dumping Rates [1]
Canada Marmen Inc./Marmen Energie Inc.[2] 4.94% 4.94%
All Others 4.94% 4.94%
Indonesia PT Kenertec Power System[2] 8.53% 8.50%
All Others 8.53% 8.50%
Korea Dongkuk S&C Co., Ltd.[2] 5.41% N/A
All Others 5.41% N/A
Vietnam CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd. a/k/a CS Wind Tower Co., Ltd. and CS Wind Corporation (collectively, the CS Wind Group)[2] 65.96% 63.80%

[1]Rates adjusted for export subsidies
[2]Mandatory Respondent

Final Subsidy Rates

Country Exporter/Producer Subsidy Rates
Canada Marmen Inc., Marmen Energie Inc., and Gestion Marmen Inc.[1] 1.18%
All Others 1.18%
Indonesia PT Kenertec Power System[1] 5.90%
All Others 5.90%
Vietnam CS Wind Vietnam Co., Ltd. a/k/a CS Wind Tower Co., Ltd.[1] 2.84%
All Others 2.84%

[1]Mandatory Respondent

Event AD Investigations CVD Investigations
Petition Filed July 9, 2019 July 9, 2019
DOC Initiation Date July 29, 2019 July 29, 2019
ITC Preliminary Determinations August 23, 2019 August 23, 2019
DOC Preliminary Determinations February 4, 2020 December 6, 2019
DOC Final Determinations June 29, 2020 June 29, 2020
ITC Final Determinations August 13, 2020 August 13, 2020
Issuance of Orders[1] August 20, 2020 August 20, 2020

[1]This will take place only in the event of affirmative final determinations from Commerce and the ITC.
Note: Commerce preliminary and final determination deadlines are governed by statute. For AD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in section 733(b) and 735(a)(1)of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For CVD investigations, the deadlines are set forth in sections 703(b) and 705(a) of the Act.

Country Volume/Value 2017 2018 2019
Canada Volume (Metric Ton) 25,774 27,432 23,306
Value (USD) $41,393,902 $60,204,526 $56,642,010
Indonesia Volume (Metric Ton) 18,063 23,759 60,278
Value (USD) $55,780,717 $37,418,183 $108,790,263
Korea Volume (Metric Ton) 2,796 34,937 50,086
Value (USD) $6,014,783 $50,015,775 $78,660,914
Vietnam Volume (Metric Ton)   14,138 65,858
Value (USD)   $21,441,256 $106,111,843

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, accessed through Global Trade Atlas (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 7308.20.0020.

The petitioner is Wind Tower Trade Coalition, whose members are Arcosa Wind Towers, Inc. (Dallas, TX) and Broadwind Towers, Inc. (Manitowoc, WI).

For general information and next steps, please refer to a list of final FAQs.

Additional case information including the scope of the investigation are on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Once you log in, please refer to case numbers: A-122-867 and C-122-868 for Canada; A-560-833 and C-560-834 for Indonesia; A-580-902 for Korea; and A-552-825 and C-552-826 for Vietnam.

Commerce currently maintains 529 AD and CVD orders which provide relief to American companies and industries impacted by unfair trade.

Since the beginning of the Trump Administration, Commerce has initiated 262 new AD and CVD investigations - this is a 236 percent increase from the comparable period in the previous administration.