U.S. Trade Remedy Law and Agriculture: Trade Diversion and Investigation Effects

30 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2010

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Colin A. Carter

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Caroline Gunning-Trant

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Abstract

We study U.S. agricultural antidumping and countervailing duty cases from 1980 to 2005, and gauge the effectiveness of trade remedy law as a form of protection. The purpose is to measure the resulting investigation and trade diversion effects. Previous research on trade inmanufactured products has shownthat the domestic protection offered by AD and CV duties is largely offset by trade diversion. In contrast, we find that for agriculture, trade diversion is relatively unimportant. So AD and CVD cases are very effective forms of protection for U.S. agriculture.

La loi am´ericaine pour rem´edier aux distorsions commerciales et l’agriculture: la diversion du commerce et les effets d’enquˆetes. Les auteurs ´etudient les cas de tarifs antidumping et de tarifs compensatoires dans l’agriculture aux Etats-Unis entre 1980 et 2005, et ´evaluent l’efficience de cette forme de protection. L’objectif est de mesurer les effets r´esultant des enquˆetes et de la diversion de commerce. Des ´etudes ant´erieures sur le commerce de produits manufacturiers ont montr´e que la protection offerte par ces mesures antidumping et compensatoires ´etait largement contrebalanc´ee par la diversion de commerce.Acontrario, il appert qu’en agriculture la diversion de commerce est relativement peu importante.Voil`a qui fait que les mesures antidumping et compensatoires sont des formes de protection efficientes pour l’agriculture am´ericaine.

Suggested Citation

Carter, Colin A. and Gunning-Trant, Caroline, U.S. Trade Remedy Law and Agriculture: Trade Diversion and Investigation Effects. Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 97-126, February/fevrier 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1539179 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2009.01565.x

Colin A. Carter (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

Caroline Gunning-Trant

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

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