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Shih-Jye Wu, Yang-Ming Chang and Hung-Yi Chen
''Antidumping Petition: To File or Not To File''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.1 )
Given the “normal value” of a product as common knowledge in an import-competing market, the profitability of a home firm in filing an antidumping (AD) petition against its foreign rival is shown to depend on the marginal cost differential between the home and foreign firms. When the marginal cost differential is “significantly large,” the home firm's ability to put the foreign firm at the risk of an AD violation is limited. But when the marginal cost differential is “significantly small,” the home firm is able to increase its output and lower the price of the product below its normal value, putting the foreign firm in the situation of an illegal dumping. One interesting implication is that, relative to the case without an AD law, the home firm has a stronger incentive to undertake cost-reducing activities (e.g., R&D investment or the adoption of a more efficient technology) under the law.
Keywords: antidumping laws, antidumping duties, dumping margins
JEL: F1 - Trade: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 02 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 20 2011

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