If a company exports a product at a price lower than the price it normally charges on its own home market, it is said to be “dumping” the product.
Is this unfair competition?
Opinions differ, but many governments take action against dumping in order to defend their domestic industries.
How to deal with dumping
WTO agreement allow governments to act against dumping where there is a genuine (“material”) injury to the competing domestic industry. In order to do that the government has to be able to show that dumping is taking place, calculate the extent of dumping (how much lower the export price is compared to the exporter’s home market price), and show that the dumping is causing injury or threatening to do so.
Case this week referred to the OJ
Here is the list of ADD Notices published in the US Federal Register last week (May 4th - 10th 2020)
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Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from Korea
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania
Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from China
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from China
Oil Country Tubular Goods from Ukraine
Small Vertical Shaft Engines from China
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan
Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece
Large Diameter Welded Pipe from India
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from China and the United Arab Emirates
Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof from China
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States
Certain Infotainment Systems, Components Thereof, and Automobiles Containing the Same
Barium Carbonate from China
Certain Steel Threaded Rod from China
Ferrovanadium from South Africa and China
Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems with Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof II
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