How It Works and Who Gets Hurt
J. Michael Finger
With the assistance of Nellie T. Artis
A hard-hitting look at the way antidumping arguments are being used to undermine free trade


Antidumping is a threat to the liberal trading system that post-World War II Western leadership struggled courageously and effectively to create. It offers a GATT-legal means to destroy the GATT system, leading to restrictions on more U.S. imports than even the Multi-Fibre Arrangement.

This book presents studies of five industries whose exports have been hard hit by antidumping actions. Each of these studies avoids the legalisms and the jargon of antidumping and answers a straightforward question: was the national economic interest of either the exporting or the importing country improved by the antidumping actions that were taken? The contributors not only ask questions and present viable answers, but also provide a proposal that offers both consistence with GATT and good economics.

This book will be of interest to lawyers, political scientists, economists, and business people. It has intentionally avoided the specialized language of trade regulation so that it may be more readily accessible to anyone interested in international commercial policy.

Praise / Awards

  • ". . . case studies provide rich institutional detail which puts trade policy issues in context and assists the reader in understanding what political pressures were brought to bear in convincing governments to protect domestic interests."
  • "[This] volume is one of the very best I have read on this difficult and often arcane topic in trade policy. Finger has done a truly outstanding job at making the volume clear and accessible to the nonspecialist and at the same time provide the expert with a very rewarding and useful study."
    Southern Economic Journal

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Part 1. Overview

1. Antidumping Is Where the Action Is by J. Michael Finger     3

2. The Origins and Evolution of Antidumping Regulation by J. Michael Finger     13

3. Lessons from the Case Studies: Conclusions by J. Michael Finger     35

4. Reform by J. Michael Finger     57

Part 2. Industry Studies

5. Brazilian Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice: The Folly of Unfair Trade Cases by Carlos Alberto Primo Braga and Simao Davi Silber     83

6. The Development of the Colombian Cut Flower Industry: A Textbook Example of How a Market Economy Works by Jose A. Mendez     103

7. The Korean Consumer Electronics Industry: Reaction to Antidumping Actions by Taeho Bark     121

8. Stainless Steel in Sweden: Antidumping Attacks Responsible International Citizenship by Gunnar Fors     137

9. Chemicals from Poland: A Tempest in a Teacup by Andrzej Olechowki     163

Part 3. Enforcement Studies

10. The Antidumping Experience of a GATT-Fearing Country by Gary Banks     183

11. Enforcement of Canadian Trade Remedy Laws: The Case for Competition Policies as an Antidote for Protection by Mark A. Dutz     203

12. Antidumping Enforcement in the European Community by Angelika Eymann and Ludger Schuknecht     221

13. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Enforcement in the United States by J. Michael Finger and Tracy Murray     241

Contributors     255
Index     257

Product Details

  • 6 x 9.
  • 288pp.
  • figures, tables.
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  • Hardcover
  • 1993
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  • 978-0-472-10406-2

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