Chinese Duties Too Lax, Wind Tower Cos. Tell Commerce

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 6:49 PM EST) -- Four companies that produce more than 90 percent of American-made wind towers took the U.S. Department of Commerce to court Tuesday, claiming the agency was too lenient with Chinese and Vietnamese exporters when it imposed duties earlier this month.

The Wind Tower Trade Coalition says Commerce improperly applied a special rule that meant the duties only applied to Chinese and Vietnamese towers imported after the rule went into effect Feb. 15. Under normal rules, new duties also apply to shipments that arrived during the pendency of...
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