Antidumping and Market Competition: Implications for Emerging Economies
AbstractWhile the original justification of the antidumping laws in the industrial economies was to protect domestic consumers against predation by foreign suppliers, by the early 1990s the laws and their use had evolved so much that the opposite concern arose. Rather than attacking anti-competitive behavior, dumping complaints by domestic firms were being used to facilitate collusion among suppliers and enforce cartel arrangements. This paper examines the predation and anti-competitiveness issues from the perspective of the “new users” of antidumping—the major emerging economies for which antidumping is now a major tool in the trade policy arsenal. We examine these concerns in light of important ways in which the world economy and international trading system have been changing since the early 1990s, including more firms and more countries participating in international trade, but also more extensive links among suppliers and consumers through multinational firm activity and vertical specialization.
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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Antidumping; Temporary trade barriers; Competition; Antitrust; WTO;
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- Bown, Chad P. & McCulloch, Rachel, 2012. "Antidumping and market competition: implications for emerging economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6197, The World Bank.
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
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- NEP-ALL-2012-10-06 (All new papers)
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- NEP-HME-2012-10-06 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-IND-2012-10-06 (Industrial Organization)
- NEP-INT-2012-10-06 (International Trade)
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