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Tariff Liberalisation and Increased Administrative Protection: Is There a Quid Pro Quo?

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  • Robert M. Feinberg
  • Kara M. Reynolds

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Theoretical models and intuition suggest that the amount of non-traditional protection such as anti-dumping duties will increase as more traditional forms such as tariffs are lowered under multilateral trade agreements. This paper is the first empirical study of the role of tariff liberalisation in the spread of anti-dumping. Through both correlations and regression approaches we analyse the relationship between tariff concessions made during the Uruguay Round trade negotiations and the filing of anti-dumping petitions, with particular interest in whether multilateral trade reductions have spurred the recent growth in new users of anti-dumping policies. We find that, at least for developing economies, tariff reductions agreed to under the Uruguay Round not only increased the likelihood of a country using anti-dumping protection but also the total number of anti-dumping petitions filed by countries. Copyright 2007 The Authors Journal compilation 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd .

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Volume (Year): 30 (2007)
Issue (Month): 6 (06)
Pages: 948-961

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Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:30:y:2007:i:6:p:948-961

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  1. Veysel Avsar, 2010. "The Anatomy of Trade Deflection," Working Papers 1004, Florida International University, Department of Economics.
  2. Michael Owen Moore & Maurizio Zanardi, 2008. "Trade Liberalization and Antidumping: Is There a Substitution Effect?," Working Papers 2008-09, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  3. Pascal Ghazalian & Ryan Cardwell, 2010. "Did the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture Affect Trade Flows? An Empirical Investigation for Meat Commodities," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, vol. 16(4), pages 331-344, November.
  4. Kara M. Reynolds, 2009. "Overcoming Free Riding: A Cross Country Analysis of Firm Participation in Antidumping Petitions," Working Papers 2009-01, American University, Department of Economics.
  5. Robert M. Feinberg & Kara M. Reynolds, 2006. "Friendly Fire? The Impact of US Antidumping Enforcement on US Exporters," Working Papers 2006-04, American University, Department of Economics.
  6. Avsar, Veysel, 2014. "Partisanship and antidumping," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 190-195.
  7. Chad P. Bown, 2007. "China's WTO Entry: Antidumping, Safeguards, and Dispute Settlement," NBER Working Papers 13349, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  10. Feinberg Robert M., 2011. "Antidumping as a Development Issue," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 11(3), pages 1-17, September.
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  15. Michael O. Moore, 2013. "Sanctuary Markets and Antidumping: An Empirical Analysis of U.S. Exporters," Working Papers 2013-3, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.

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