Commerce Readies Steep Duties On Indian Wind Towers

By Jennifer Doherty (October 8, 2021, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has doubled down on penalties it assigned certain Indian wind tower producers during the early phase of its dumping and subsidy investigations into the imports, preparing duties as high as 397.7% on recalcitrant companies.

According to notices published in the Federal Register on Thursday, Vestas Wind Technology India Private Ltd., the sole mandatory respondent in both of Commerce's India-based probes, failed to answer one of Commerce's dumping questionnaires by the required deadline, triggering the department's use of adverse facts available. AFA is a tool Commerce uses to inflate margins on respondents it deems uncooperative.

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