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Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization in Developing Countries

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  • Michael Owen Moore

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    (Department of Economics/Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University)

  • Maurizio Zanardi

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    (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

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Some supporters of antidumping have argued that this procedure serves as a kind of “safety valve” for protectionist pressure. In this paper, we investigate whether there is empirical evidence that the use of antidumping actions has contributed to ongoing tariff reductions over the period 1988 to 2004 in a sample of 23 developing countries, some of which have become aggressive users of antidumping in recent years. The evidence is not supportive of the safety valve argument for these countries. Instead, evidence suggests that past use of antidumping may have led to less rather than more trade liberalization.

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Paper provided by The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy in its series Working Papers with number 2008-01.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Publication status: Published in the Canadian Journal of Economics volume 42, No. 2, May 2009, pp. 469-495
Handle: RePEc:gwi:wpaper:2008-01

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Keywords: Antidumping; Trade Liberalization; Commercial Policy;

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Cited by:
  1. Michael Owen Moore, 2011. "Argentina: There and Back Again?," Working Papers 2011-06, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
  2. Bown, Chad P. & McCulloch, Rachel, 2012. "Antidumping and market competition: implications for emerging economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6197, The World Bank.
  3. Robert M. Feinberg, 2011. "Antidumping as a Development Issue," Working Papers 2011-06, American University, Department of Economics.
  4. Hylke VANDENBUSSCHE & Christian VIEGELAHN, 2011. "No Protectionist Surprises: EU Antidumping Policy Before and During the Great Recession," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2011021, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  5. Ning Meng & Chris Milner & Huasheng Song, 2014. "Differences in the Determinants and Targeting of Antidumping: China and India Compared," Discussion Papers 2014-08, University of Nottingham, GEP.
  6. Moore, Michael O., 2010. "Implementing carbon tariffs : a fool's errand ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5359, The World Bank.
  7. Vandenbussche, Hylke & Zanardi, Maurizio, 2010. "The chilling trade effects of antidumping proliferation," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(6), pages 760-777, August.
  8. Bown, Chad P., 2010. "Taking stock of antidumping, safeguards, and countervailingduties, 1990-2009," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5436, The World Bank.
  9. Chrysostomos Tabakis & Maurizio Zanardi, 2014. "Antidumping echoing," Working Papers 63648541, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  10. 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.
  11. Hylke Vandenbussche & Christian Viegelahn, 2011. "No Protectionist Policy Before and During the Great Recession," LICOS Discussion Papers 28511, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.

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