Factors affecting anti-dumping initiations in post-Uruguay round ear of multilateral trade

Debobrata Saha (2012). Factors affecting anti-dumping initiations in post-Uruguay round ear of multilateral trade Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Debobrata Saha
Thesis Title Factors affecting anti-dumping initiations in post-Uruguay round ear of multilateral trade
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2012-11-05
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Paul Riethmuller
Total pages 84
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to identify and measure various factors that have affected antidumping initiations by the US and the EU after the completion of Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in 1994. Based on the literature, several macroeconomic variables have been identified and a model is developed to see how the variables affect anti-dumping initiations of the US and the EU. 

 

The findings from analysis provide some initial insights into how various macroeconomic factors affect the petitioning behaviour that leads to imposition of anti-dumping duties. As expected, for the US, decreasing tariff and increased unemployment rate increases the likelihood of anti-dumping initiations. In case of the EU increasing unemployment rate increases the likelihood of tariff. Other variables tend to act either in opposite of what is expected or ambiguously. The findings from the case study conducted in the thesis supports the result of econometric analysis conducted in the thesis: fall in import tariff rate and increased unemployment increase the likelihood of anti-dumping initiations. 

 

An important implication is that there is substantial political economy pressure from domestic industries for anti-dumping initiations. More importantly, filing anti-dumping petition and its consequent are found to be fi1m-level activities. Therefore, future studies based on firm level data would provide more insightful information regarding anti-dumping. 

Keyword Anti-dumping
Political economy
post-Uruguay era of multilateral trade

Document type: Thesis
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