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Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization? An Empirical Analysis

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  • Moore, M.O.
  • Zanardi, M.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

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Some supporters of antidumping have argued that this procedure serves as a kind of "safety valve" for protectionist pressure.This paper examines whether there is any empirical evidence that the use of antidumping actions has contributed to tariff reductions in a sample of 35 developing and developed countries.There is very little evidence that such a relationship might exist among the 27 developing countries in the sample.We do find some weak but inconsistent evidence for antidumping helping liberalization efforts in the experience of developed countries, which have been the traditional users of antidumping.

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  • Moore, M.O. & Zanardi, M., 2006. "Does Antidumping Use Contribute to Trade Liberalization? An Empirical Analysis," Discussion Paper 2006-61, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:c0a19bf2-9849-4620-b109-e709a79a885d
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    1. Hylke Vandenbussche & Maurizio Zanardi, 2008. "What explains the proliferation of antidumping laws?," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 23, pages 93-138, January.
    2. Michael O. Moore, 2007. "Antidumping Reform In The Wto: A Pessimistic Appraisal," Pacific Economic Review, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(3), pages 357-379, August.
    3. Chang Hwan Choi & Jae-Woo Kim, 2014. "Determinants for Macroeconomic Factors of Antidumping: A Comparative Analysis of India and China," The International Trade Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 28(3), pages 229-245, March.

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    Keywords

    Antidumping; Trade Liberalization; Commercial Policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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