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Countervailing Duties in the USA

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  • Jai S. Mah

    (Dankook University)

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This paper reveals the characteristics of the ITC's decisions on countervailing duties, which have seldom been studied. The empirical evidences based on time series data show that there is a long run equilibrium relationship between affirmative countervailing decisions and macroeconomic variables such as economic growth rates and import penetration ratios. The error correction models show that there is a unidirectional causality from affirmative countervailing decisions to slower economic growth.

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  • Jai S. Mah, 2003. "Countervailing Duties in the USA," Working papers 2003-45, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2003-45
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    Keywords

    trade protection; countervailing duties; ITC;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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