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July 30, 2012

U.S. Raises Tariffs on Chinese Wind-Turbine Makers

By DIANE CARDWELL, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-07-30 12:00:39

Chinese manufacturers have been illegally selling steel towers for wind turbines below the cost of production and will have to pay duties of 20.85 to 72.69 percent on imports, the United States Commerce Department said Friday in a preliminary ruling in an antidumping case brought by four American tower manufacturers.
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U.S. slaps tariffs on wind towers from China, Vietnam

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-30 12:01:31

The Obama administration ruled Friday that Chinese and Vietnamese manufacturers of steel towers used in utility-scale wind turbines have been selling their products in the United States at less than fair value, handing another victory to American manufacturers and escalating an ongoing renewable energy trade battle. In its preliminary determination today, the Commerce Department set tariff rates of 20.85 percent to 72.69 percent to counter dumping practices by Chinese producers. The tariff on Vietnamese manufactures was set at 52.67 percent to 59.91 percent. [ read more … ]

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