Antidumping (Recommendations)

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This recommendation discusses several possible reforms of the administrative procedures used in U.S. antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases. These cases usually arise when a petition is filed on behalf of a U.S. industry by one of several statutorily specified interested parties asking the U.S. Government to impose special duties to...

The antidumping law (19 U.S.C. § 160 et seq. (1971)) is designed to prevent foreign manufacturers from selling their products in the United States market at prices less than those charged abroad—at “less than fair value” (LTFV)—if such price discrimination “injures” domestic competitors. Whenever LTFV sales and resulting injury appear, the antidumping law requires the...