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Liberalization and protection: antidumping duties in the Indian pharmaceutical industry

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  • Nisha Malhotra
  • Shavin Malhotra

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In this paper we investigate whether antidumping (AD) actions in the Indian pharmaceutical industry have restricted trade from countries that were named to be dumping, or whether trade was diverted to other countries not named in these petitions. We found no evidence of trade diversion. It is bad news for consumers, as a restrictive trade policy translates into higher prices for the importing good. In a country where only 30% of the population can afford access to modern drugs, the trade effect due to AD laws must be carefully evaluated.

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  • Nisha Malhotra & Shavin Malhotra, 2008. "Liberalization and protection: antidumping duties in the Indian pharmaceutical industry," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(2), pages 115-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:11:y:2008:i:2:p:115-122
    DOI: 10.1080/17487870802213860
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    1. Hylke VANDENBUSSCHE & Christian VIEGELAHN, 2012. "Indian Antidumping Measures against China: Evidence from Monthly Trade Data," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2012025, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    2. Li, Wanli & Yan, Ziqiao & Sun, Wei, 2014. "The effect of antidumping and countervailing investigations on the market value of firms," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 97-105.

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