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Proposals for Reforming the Anti-dumping Agreement

Aradhna Aggarwal

in The Anti-Dumping Agreement and Developing Countries

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780195689273
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081486 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689273.003.0006
Proposals for Reforming the Anti-dumping Agreement

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This chapter evaluates the different policy options advanced by scholars to reform Anti-dumping Agreement (ADA). These proposals that vary widely from eliminating antidumping laws to refining their provisions are placed under two categories: hard proposals and soft proposals. It then highlights the need for a fundamental reform of current antidumping rules. Replacing anti-dumping by competition laws may be the first best solution from an economic point of view. The cost of production method, export price to the third country-based method, and the use of best available information method are the alternative methods for constructing normal value. The hard reform proposals have attracted severe criticism and remained unrealistic from a practical point of view. Apparently, hard reforms in the ADA are unlikely to happen. It is believed that strengthening the disciplines of the ADA will prevent the imposition of anti-dumping measures, and will thus ensure market access improvements.

Keywords: Anti-dumping Agreement; reform; hard proposals; soft proposals; competition laws; anti-dumping measures

Chapter.  19294 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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