KCG Seminar on Trade Impact of Different National Antidumping Legislations by Alexander Sandkamp on May 25
In a recently published paper “Different antidumping legislations within the WTO: What can we learn from China’s varying market economy status?, Prof. Dr. Alexander Sandkamp (KCG, Kiel University and Kiel Institute) and Prof. Dr. Erdal Yalcin (University of Applied Sciences Konstanz) analyse how varying national antidumping legislations within the framework of the World Trade Organization differ in their ability to reduce targeted exports. For their analysis on the effectiveness and efficiency of antidumping legislations, they use a combined dataset consisting of both export data at the country-pair-product-level for the years 2000–2014 and of information on antidumping duties.
The paper extends the scope of the previous related studies by considering all importing countries that imposed antidumping duties as well as all exporting countries that became subject to duties in the period of investigation. In this way, the analysis intends to provide a more comprehensive picture of the true effects of antidumping duties across all affected country-pairs. They also investigate impact differences between countries with market economy status and those without such as China.
Sandkamp will present the paper and share its key insights in the next Kiel Institute Research Seminar on May 25, 2021. The seminar will be co-organised by the Kiel Centre for Globalization.
Abstract: This paper examines how varying antidumping methodologies applied within the World Trade Organization differ in the extent to which they reduce targeted exports. We show that antidumping duties, on average, hit Chinese exporters harder than those of other targeted countries. This difference can be traced back in part to China’s non‐market economy status, which affects the way antidumping duties are calculated. Furthermore, we show that the type of imposed duty matters, as ad‐valorem duties affect exports differently compared to specific duties or duties conditional on the export price. Overall, however, antidumping duties remain effective in reducing imports independent of market economy status.
The seminar will take place via ZOOM at 12:30-13:30 on May 25, 2021 (Tuesday). More information about the seminar and the web access can be found here.