Chinese groups hit back at US tariffs on wind turbine towers

Beijing: China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products this week said the decision of US Commerce Department to impose preliminary anti dumping tariffs on Chinese exports of wind-turbine towers is “disappointing”, and the move would hurt both the Chinese manufacturers and the US industry.

"The US Commerce Department didn’t consider the development of the whole industry chain, they are just trying to protect their own industry," said Liu Huijuan, legal affairs director at the chamber.

According to a  plan  announced by US Commerce Department earlier, Chengxi Shipyard and Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) Co, two of the largest turbine-tower companies in China, could face tariffs of 30.93 percent and 20.85 percent, respectively.

“We didn’t expect the tariff on us would be this high, it could squeeze out most of our profit on wind-turbine towers,” an official from Chengxi Shipyard told SinoShip News.  [01/08/12]

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