On April 4, the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (WTTC) appealed the March 29 denial of injunction to stop the Department of Commerce from liquidating utility scale wind tower companies from China and Vietnam. In December 2011, WTTC petitioned the Commerce Department and the International Trade Court (ITC) to conduct an antidumping investigation of Chinese and Vietnamese imports of wind towers. The court’s divided 3-3 ruling was interpreted as an affirmative ruling, and the Commerce Department then acted under a special rule, placing duties after the February 2013 decision. WTTC questioned why the Department did not operate under the general rule to impose duties from the date of publication of the Commerce determination, but the March 29 ruling found the Commerce Department adequately applied the special rule.