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Import Diversion under European Antidumping Policy

Hylke Vandenbussche, Jozef Konings, Linda Springael

NBER Working Paper No. 7340
Issued in September 1999
NBER Program(s):   ITI

This paper is the first to study empirically the effects of European antidumping actions on import diversion from importers 'named' in an antidumping investigation, and potentially subject to protectionist measures, to countries not named' in the investigation. For this purpose we use a unique data set at the 8-digit product level. The amount of import diversion can be regarded as an indication of the effectiveness of antidumping policy which is used to protect the home industry from foreign imports. We find that -- in contrast to the US -- trade diversion in the European Union caused by antidumping actions is rather limited. This result holds even after controlling for selection-bias in the antidumping investigation procedure. We offer a number of explanations for the difference between Europe and the US regarding trade diversion.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w7340

Published: Konings, Jozef, Hylke Vandenbussche, and Linda Springael. "Import Diversion under European Antidumping Policy." Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade 1, 3 (September 2001): 283-299. citation courtesy of

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