Some Recent Studies on the Application of the U.S. Antidumping Laws Toward Malaysia and Thailand
Policy Analysis No. 23
24 Pages Posted: 22 May 1998
Date Written: July, 1996
United States trade policy has been criticized on a number of counts in recent years. The last few presidents have advocated free trade and the free flow of goods and services and have taken steps to reduce some trade barriers such as tariffs. But other policies, most notably U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty enforcement actions, have had the effect of reducing trade and raising the prices that American consumers pay for a wide variety of products. This paper begins with an overview of antidumping theory and practice in the United States, then examines some recent antidumping and countervailing duty actions that have been taken against companies and industries in Malaysia and Thailand. The paper concludes that these actions have been counterproductive in that they have a chilling effect on competition and trade and result in higher prices for American consumers.
JEL Classification: F13, K2, L5
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