Invisible Trade Barriers: Trade Effects of US Antidumping Actions Against the People's Republic of China

Date: October 2013
Type: Papers and Briefs
Series: Economics Working Papers
ISBN: 1655-5252 (print)
Author: Lee, Minsoo; Park, Donghyun; Cui, Aibo


This paper empirically examines the trade restriction and diversion effects of United States (US) antidumping actions against imports from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The results show that the antidumping measures raised the prices of imports from the PRC and reduced US imports from the PRC only in the short term. Overall, the evidence suggests that antidumping actions fail to protect US domestic industries but harm US consumers via higher import prices.


  • Abstract
  • Introduction 
  • Background and Literature Review 
  • Impact of Antidumping Duties 
  • Empirical Estimation Results 
  • Conclusion 
  • References