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Europe Hits China’s Wind Industry With Anti-Dumping Duties

  • EU adds levies up to 19.2% on Chinese steel wind towers
  • New tariffs to have little impact on Chinese companies: BNEF
Employees inspect wind turbine parts at a factory in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China.
Employees inspect wind turbine parts at a factory in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China.Photographer: Doug Kanter/Bloomberg News

Europe slapped import tariffs of up to 19.2% on Chinese steel wind turbine towers as governments seek to protect industries producing clean power equipment needed for the energy transition. 

The European Commission found that Chinese firms had dumped about 300 million euros ($337 million) a year worth of towers at below-market prices, hurting European producers, it said in a Dec. 16 statement.