Anti-Dumping Reform: Time to Go Back to Basics

19 Pages Posted: 21 May 2005


This paper traces and analyses both the legal and economic history of the US anti-dumping regime, and sets forth the shortcomings of the current system, both in regards to efficiency and equity. It then presents and explains a series of proposals for reform of the system, ranging from abolition of anti-dumping laws and regulations and their replacement with competition laws, down to less drastic but specific changes within the existing system to render it less onerous to consumers and exporters. The paper finally details the case for substituting safeguards actions for anti-dumping actions.

Suggested Citation

Barfield, Claude E., Anti-Dumping Reform: Time to Go Back to Basics. The World Economy, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 719-737, May 2005. Available at SSRN:

Claude E. Barfield (Contact Author)

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) ( email )

1150 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
United States

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