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Friendly Fire? The Impact of US Antidumping Enforcement on US Exporters

  • Robert M. Feinberg


    (Department of Economics, American University)

  • Kara M. Reynolds


    (Department of Economics, American University)

While there has been considerable interest in recent years in the role of macroeconomic determinants of antidumping actions by the US and other traditional users, on the one hand, and the determinants of the growing global usage of this trade policy instrument, on the other, there has to date been no systematic exploration of the motivations for the significant number of foreign antidumping cases filed against US exporters. Several observers have remarked that the growing number of foreign users of antidumping might threaten US exporters, but the determinants of these actions have not been examined. That is the purpose of the following study. We find that these actions are in part explained by macroeconomic forces and as a response to US export superiority in particular sectors, however a significant role (and larger than found for global antidumping more generally) is played by retaliation for US trade policy actions.

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Paper provided by American University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2006-04.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:amu:wpaper:0406
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