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Alternative Approach to Causation Analysis in Trade Remedy Investigations: ‘Cost of Production’ Test


Dukgeun Ahn


Seoul National University

William J. Moon


Yale University - Law School

May 6, 2010

Journal of World Trade, Vol. 44, p. 1032, 2010

Abstract:     
Causation requirement in trade remedy investigations has produced significant controversy in terms of legal interpretation and economic analysis. Deficient treaty texts and confusing legal ruling have exacerbated practical difficulty for investigating authorities to ensure WTO consistency. Various analytical models that were proposed on the basis of more articulated economics often turn out to be too complicated to apply in broader cases or critically contingent on data availability. We suggest an alternative approach that utilizes firm production costs to complement the previous models.

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Keywords: international trade, international economic law, causation, safeguard, countervailing, antidumping, WTO, trade remedy law, USITC

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Date posted: May 19, 2010 ; Last revised: October 3, 2010

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Ahn, Dukgeun and Moon, William J., Alternative Approach to Causation Analysis in Trade Remedy Investigations: ‘Cost of Production’ Test (May 6, 2010). Journal of World Trade, Vol. 44, p. 1032, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1601531

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Dukgeun Ahn
Seoul National University ( email )
Graduate School of International Studies
Sillim, Kwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-742
82-2-880-9249 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://gsis.snu.ac.kr
William J. Moon (Contact Author)
Yale University - Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

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