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Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 116–138 | Cite as

Is European antidumping protection against Central Europe too high?

  • Hylke Vandenbussche
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Abstract

Is European Antidumping Protection against Central Europe Too High? —In this paper, the author finds that the average level of European antidumping protection against Central Europe in 1985-1990 was by 14 to 20 percentage points too high. Her simulation results on the Central European antidumping cases show only ‘de minimis’ injury margins. Hence, the European Commission would have dismissed all European antidumping complaints against Central European imports and no antidumping measures would have been imposed. In view of these results, the author feels that European antidumping legislation and its implementation seriously undermine the credibility of the Association Agreements recently signed between the European Union and the countries of Central Europe.

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Zusammenfassung

Ist die Antidumping-Protektion der EU gegenüber Mitteleuropa zu hoch? —Die Verfasserin stellt fest, daß der durchschnittliche AntidumpingSchutz gegenüber Mitteleuropa in den Jahren 1985–1990 um 14–20 Prozentpunkte zu hoch war. Ihre Simulationsergebnisse der mitteleuropoäischen Antidumping-Fälle weisen nur ‘de minimis’ Schadensgrenzen aus. Danach würde die Europäische Kommission alle europäischen Antidumping-Beschwerden gegenüber Importen aus Mitteleuropa abgewiesen haben, und es würden keine Antidumping-Maßnahmen ergriffen worden sein. Angesichts dieser Ergebnisse meint die Autorin, daß die europäische Antidumping-Gesetzgebung und ihre Durchführung die Glaubwürdigkeit der Assoziationsabkommen, die kürzlich zwischen der Europäischen Union und den mitteleuropäischen Ländern unterzeichnet wurden, ernsthaft untergräbt.

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