Why are so many antidumping petitions withdrawn?

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The number of antidumping petitions initiated has increased dramatically in recent years. However, only one-third of antidumping cases actually result in dumping duties being levied. Surprisingly, nearly as many antidumping cases are withdrawn or are voluntarily terminated. We present data that show that these withdrawn cases have at least as great an effect on trade as cases which resulted in duties. We discuss legal reasons why such settlements are possible and present a model of the bargaining process. We find that petitions with low probability of success ('nuisance' suits) actually confer large gains to both domestic and foreign firms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Scientific Studies in International Economics
PublisherWorld Scientific
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWorld Scientific Studies in International Economics
ISSN (Print)1793-3641

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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