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Daniel Pickard Comments on Commerce's Preliminary Determination that China Provided Substantial Subsidies to its Wind Tower Industry

Bloomberg News
June 1, 2012

International Trade Practice partner Daniel Pickard, who is representing the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (WTTC), was interviewed by Bloomberg News after the U.S. Commerce Department set duties ranging from 13.74 percent to 26 percent on imports of wind towers from China.

Bloomberg reported that "the agency released preliminary results yesterday of its investigation into a complaint from the WTTC, which claims its members are harmed by subsidies on products from China."  The U.S. tariffs are intended to offset Chinese government subsidies.

Mr. Pickard told Bloomberg that the decision was a "positive step," and that the finding is "where we expected it to be."

Following the preliminary determination, the Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its preliminary determination in the companion antidumping investigation against wind towers from China and Vietnam on July 26, 2012.