Trade gears up for tough duties on Indian wind towers

By Jennifer Doherty (October 8, 2021, 5:38 p.m. EDT) – The US Department of Commerce has doubled the penalties it imposed on some Indian wind tower producers during the first phase of its investigations into dumping and subsidies on imports, preparing tariffs of up to 397.7% on recalcitrant companies.

According to notices published Thursday in the Federal Register, Vestas Wind Technology India Private Ltd., the only mandatory respondent in the two India-based Commerce surveys, did not respond to one of Commerce’s questionnaires on dumping in the delay required, triggering the department’s use of available adverse facts. AFA is a tool that commerce uses to inflate the margins of respondents that it deems uncooperative.

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