LAW & ECONOMICS : ANTIDUMPING POLICIES - PERNICIOUS EFFECT - DAMAGES TO DOMESTIC CONSUMERS

Antidumping and competition policy

The antidumping policies, originally set up to control the anticompetitive conducts of foreign exporting firms, have evolved so much that they are now likely to cause damages to domestic consumers. Certain concepts and economic tools developped in the antitrust framework could be used by International Trade Authorities so as to fix that problem.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. I. Introduction and issues 1. The growth of international trade since the late 1970s has been so rapid that many markets are now supranational in scope: the supply side is made up of both local companies and exporters located in other countries. In some markets, exporters may be so important that they may even be in a dominant position. However, competition rules always have a limited geographical scope (even if this sometimes goes beyond national borders, as in the case of Europe or NAFTA countries). Thus, anti-competitive practices by exporting firms located in country A cannot always be dealt with by the competition law of country B, even if they affect

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Julien Pellefigue, Thomas Garcia, Antidumping and competition policy, December 2013, Concurrences N° 4-2013, Art. N° 58773, p. 41

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