[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10210-10211]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03317]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-486 and 731-TA-1195-1196 (Final)]


Utility Scale Wind Towers From China and Vietnam

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) and (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the 
Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured or 
threatened with material injury by reason of imports of utility scale 
wind towers from China and Vietnam, provided for in subheading 
7308.20.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that 
the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized by the 
Government of China and sold in the United States at less than fair 
value (``LTFV'').\2\ \3\
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioner Shara L. 
Aranoff determine that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by reason of imports of utility scale wind towers 
from China and Vietnam. Commissioner Dean A. Pinkert determines that 
an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury 
by reason of imports from China and Vietnam of utility scale wind 
towers. He further determines that he would not have found material 
injury but for the suspension of liquidation.
    \3\ Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, David S. Johanson, and 
Meredith M. Broadbent determine that an industry in the United 
States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury 
by reason of imports from China and Vietnam of utility scale wind 
towers.
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Background

    The Commission instituted these investigations effective December 
29, 2011, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Broadwind Towers, Inc., Manitowoc, WI; DMI Industries, 
Fargo, ND; Katana Summit LLC, Columbus, NE; and Trinity Structural 
Towers, Inc., Dallas, TX. The final phase of the investigations was 
scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary 
determinations by Commerce that imports of utility scale wind towers 
from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the 
Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and that such imports from China and Vietnam 
were dumped within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the 
Commission's investigations and of a public hearing to be held in 
connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the 
Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on 
August 22, 2012 (77 FR 50715). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, 
on December 13, 2012, and all persons who requested the opportunity 
were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission 
transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary 
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Commerce on February 8, 2013. The views of the Commission are contained 
in USITC Publication 4372 (February 2013), entitled Utility Scale Wind 
Towers from China and Vietnam: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-486 and 731-
TA-1195-1196 (Final).

    Issued: February 8, 2013.

    By order of the Commission.
William R. Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-03317 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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