Anti-Dumping Investigations in the European Union Analytical Essay by Nicky

An exploration and critique of the investigations conducted by the European Union in regard to anti-dumping.
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Published on Jan 30, 2012 in European Studies (European Union)

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The paper looks at the Foreign Trade Association concerns regarding the EU's anti-dumping actions and assesses the actions and impacts of the European Union's decisions regarding anti-dumping. The paper examines the 287 investigations conducted from 1998 through 2008 and reveals four distinct patterns which characterize the anti-dumping investigations. The paper further finds that China has constituted a primary target of the European Union's anti-dumping investigations and measures. The paper concludes that the EU investigates and implements measures against those economically emergent countries which manufacture products in industries where the EU members are losing their competitive edge, and this is the reason behind the abusive investigations launched against China. This paper contains figures and charts.

The European Union's Stand on Dumping and Anti-Dumping
Criticism of EU's Approach to Anti-Dumping
A Decade of Investigations
The Case of China

From the Paper:

"The European Union has implemented anti-dumping policies since its early existence and throughout the years, it has perfected its legislation. The early laws were reviewed and new additions were made through the new anti-dumping regulations of 1995, which were then revised and replaced by the 384 Regulation of 1996. The latter legislative form differs from the previous ones from two standpoints - first of all, it incorporates the conclusions of the Uruguay Round in terms of anti-dumping and secondly, it also addresses the issue of increasing the efficiency of dealing with anti-dumping investigations and resolutions by implementing decreased time limitation throughout which complaints must be assessed and decisions must be made.
"The EU offers a general definition of dumping, as presented in the political and economic literature, but argues that in reality, the situation is far more complex than traditionally described. In this order of ideas, the European Union considers as dumping practices those actions which simultaneously meet three conditions - the retail price onto the European market is lower than that on the local market of the exporter; the industries within the EU were negatively affected by these actions, and third, the EU can respond to these threats in an efficient manner which promotes the interest of the Community."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davis, L., 2009, Ten Years of Anti-Dumping in the EU: Economic and Political Targeting, European Centre for International Political Economy, last accessed on August 25, 2009
  • Eggert, J., 2006, Observations on the EU Anti-Dumping Regulation, FTA Position for the Expert Meeting, The Free Trade Association, last accessed on August 25, 2009
  • Strange, R., Slater, J., Wang, L., 1998, Trade and Investment in China: the European Experience, Routledge, ISBN 0415182670
  • 2002, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. 9, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Development Research and Policy Analysis Division, United Nations Publications, ISBN 9211201470
  • 2009, EU Anti-Dumping Abuse Harms Both China, EU, Guangdong Electrical Home Appliances E-commerce, last accessed on August 25, 2009

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