The US Commerce Department announced that it would open an investigation into wind energy tower dumping that could lead to tariffs on more than US$100 million worth of wind energy towers from China and Vietnam, Reuters reported. The department said that China may be selling its towers at 213.54% below US prices, and Vietnam by 140.54-143.29%. This figure is far higher than allegations made by the Wind Tower Trade Coalition, an industry association, which had asked for 64% duties to be put on tower imports from China and 59% on those from Vietnam. The US imported some US$103.6 million worth of wind towers from China in 2010, and US$51.9 million Vietnam. Opponents say that the claims are baseless and that Asian manufacturers are more reliable producers than their US counterparts.