Copenhagen Economics Model reveals economics of anti-dumping

Copenhagen Economics Model reveals economics of anti-dumping

April 13, 2015

Anti-dumping measures are the most commonly invoked trade defence instrument in the EU, but they are only allowed when the interest of the Community as a whole calls for intervention. In order to highlight this sometimes briefly treated requirement, the Danish government commissioned Copenhagen Economics, in co-operation with Professor Joseph Francois, to develop an operational tool for economic impact assessments of anti-dumping measures.

The resulting Copenhagen Anti-Dumping model allows for transparent and efficient analysis of the costs and benefits of imposing anti-dumping measures for individual Member States and for the Community as a whole. Application of the model to four recent anti-dumping cases reveals that the economics of anti-dumping measures are less favourable than commonly assumed in investigations.

Further information: Mr Martin Hvidt Thelle

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