MONITORING

THE USE OF ANTIDUMPING, SAFEGUARDS, COUNTERVAILING DUTIES,

AND OTHER IMPORT-RESTRICTING TRADE REMEDIES DURING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS


Update

Information Provided

March 15, 2010

Public release of Global Antidumping Database version 6.0

·         Detailed raw data through 4Q 2009 for twenty-six antidumping-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, EU, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Urugauy, USA, and Venezuela). According to data from the WTO, for all member economies that still “control” use of their own trade policies in 2009 – i.e., subtracting out newly acceded member states to the EC that used AD prior to their EC accession -  these 26 Members initiated over 90% all antidumping investigations by the WTO membership during 1995-2008

o        No new 4Q data updates because no national government website updating for the following countries: Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand (thus 2Q 2009 is their most recent data)

·            We also have detailed data through 4Q 2009 for fourteen countervailing duty-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, European Union, India, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, United States, Venezuela), in addition to all global safeguards and China-specific safeguards notifications that have made been to the WTO.

February 18, 2010

Research summary

·         Bown, Chad P. (2010) Antidumping, Safeguards, and Protectionism during the Crisis: Two New Insights from 4th Quarter 2009,” VoxEU.org, 18 February.

February 17, 2010

Monitoring report on the 2009 4Q trends in the data on AD, CVD, SG and CSG

·         Bown, Chad P. (2010) “The 4th Quarter 2009 Protectionism Data: Requests for New Trade Barriers Fall for First Time in Crisis; But Newly Imposed Barriers Increase,” A Monitoring Report to the Global Antidumping Database, World Bank, 17 February. (PDF version available here, Executive summary available here, data available here).

·         This study and the underlying data are featured in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, BusinessWorld, and TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

November 18, 2009

Op-ed

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) Free-Trade Greenshoots,” The Wall Street Journal Asia, p. 19.

October 21, 2009

Monitoring report on the 2009 3Q trends in the data on AD, CVD, SG and CSG

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “The Pattern of Antidumping and Other Types of Contingent Protection,” World Bank, PREM Notes No. 144, 21 October. (Executive summary available here, data available here). Erratum

·         This study and the underlying data are featured in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, and Reuters

Public release of Global Antidumping Database version 5.1

·         Detailed raw data through 3Q 2009 for twenty-five antidumping-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, EU, India, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Urugauy, USA, and Venezuela). According to data from the WTO, for all member economies that still “control” use of their own trade policies in 2009 – i.e., subtracting out newly acceded member states to the EC that used AD prior to their EC accession -  these 25 Members initiated over 90% all antidumping investigations by the WTO membership during 1995-2008

o        No new 3Q data updates because no national government website updating for the following countries: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand (thus 2Q 2009 is their most recent data)

o        New AD countries with detailed data added for the first time to v5.1: Ecuador, Jamaica, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay

·            We also have detailed data through 3Q 2009 for fourteen countervailing duty-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, European Union, India, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, United States, Venezuela), in addition to all global safeguards and China-specific safeguards notifications that have made been to the WTO.

·         New CVD countries with detailed data added for the first time to v5.1: China, Venezuela

·            Data caveats

September 17, 2009

Book chapter

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) "Confronting the Protectionism Spawned by the Crisis," in G20 Summit: Recovering from the Crisis. Brookings Institution, Global Economy and Development Program, September, pp. 7-9.

August 28, 2009

Op-ed

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) Obama Must Resist the Anti-trade Mobs,” Financial Times p. 7.

·         The data on the WTO members’ increasing  use of trade remedies against China’s exports for 2001 through 2Q 2009

August 6, 2009

Op-ed

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) Protectionism Exposed,” The Wall Street Journal, p. A13.

July 23, 2009

Monitoring report on the 2009 2Q trends in the data on AD, CVD, SG and CSG

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Protectionism Continues Its Climb: Spike in “Safeguard” Use is Major Contributor to 12.1% Global Increase in Industry Demands for New Import Restrictions during Second Quarter of 2009,” A Monitoring Update to the Global Antidumping Database, 23 July. (PDF version available here , data available here).

o        This study and the underlying data are featured in The Economist, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg Television News, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Xinhua,  The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Xinhua

Public release of Global Antidumping Database version 5.0

·         Detailed raw data through 2008 (and for most, also through 2Q 2009) for twenty-five antidumping-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, EU, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Venezuela). According to data from the WTO, for all member economies that still “control” use of their own trade policies in 2009 – i.e., subtracting out newly acceded member states to the EC that used AD prior to their EC accession -  these 25 Members initiated 93% all antidumping investigations by the WTO membership during 1995-2008, and include 23 of the 25 most frequent users. (Missing from the top 25 are #14 Egypt and #20 Israel.)

·         We also have detailed data through 2Q 2009 for twelve countervailing duty-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, European Union, India, Mexico, Turkey, United States), in addition to all global safeguards and China-specific safeguards notifications that have made been to the WTO.

July 3, 2009

Book chapter

·           Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Antidumping, Safeguards, and other Trade Remedies,” chapter 6 in Simon J. Evenett, Bernard M. Hoekman and Olivier Cattaneo, eds. The Fateful Allure of Protectionism: Taking Stock for the G8. London, UK: CEPR and World Bank.

·         This study and underlying data are featured in The Economist , Financial Times

June 22, 2009

Book chapter draft providing some detail on a first assessment of data trends on AD, CVD, SG and CSG use during the crisis

·         Bown, Chad P. (forthcoming, 2009) “The Global Resort to Antidumping, Safeguards, and other Trade Remedies Amidst the Economic Crisis,” in Simon Evenett and Bernard Hoekman, eds. Trade Implications of Policy Responses to the Crisis. VoxEU.org e-book.

Public release of Global Antidumping Database version 5.0 beta

·         Detailed data through 2008 (and into 1Q 2009) for fifteen antidumping-using countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Taiwan, Turkey, United States, and South Africa) and seven countervailing duty-using countries (Australia, Canada, European Union, India, Mexico, Turkey, United States), in addition to all safeguards and China-specific safeguards notifications that have made been to the WTO.

June 12, 2009

Briefing the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso on the crisis trends of the AD, SVD, SG and CSG use

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “The Global Resort to Antidumping, Safeguards and Other Trade Defense Instruments Amidst the Financial Crisis,” in Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA) Monthly Brief: Special Issue Trade Policy, Issue 27, June, pp. 16-22.

May 26, 2009

 

Conference presentation

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “The Global Resort to Antidumping, Safeguards, and other Trade Remedies Amidst the Economic Crisis: Monitoring Update to the Global Antidumping Database,” Presentation for the “Trade Implications of Policy Responses to the Crisis” Conference, World Bank and CEPR (Brussels, Belgium), 26-27 May.

May 11, 2009

Monitoring report on the 2009 1Q trends in the data on AD, CVD, SG and CSG

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Protectionism Increases and Spreads: Global Use of Trade Remedies Rises by 18.8% in First Quarter 2009,” A Monitoring Update to the Global Antidumping Database, 11 May. (PDF version available here).

§         This study and underlying data are featured in Financial Times

April 10, 2009

 

Conference presentation

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Global Antidumping Use and Implications for Developing Countries: Monitoring Update to the Global Antidumping Database,” Presentation for the “Antidumping Use Across the World” Conference, George Washington University and the World Bank (Washington, DC), 10 April.

March 5, 2009

Book chapter

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Protectionism Is on the Rise: Antidumping Investigations,” chapter 11 in Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett, eds. The Collapse of Global Trade, Murky Protectionism, and the Crisis: Recommendations for the G20. VoxEU.org e-book, March.

Monitoring report on the 2008 trends in the data on AD

·         Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Protectionism Is on the Rise as Antidumping Import Restriction Use up 31% in 2008,” A Monitoring Update to the Global Antidumping Database, 5 March.

o        This is an extended version of the piece for VoxEU.org, including additional information on sources and supplementary tables also available in excel format here. PDF version is available here.

§         This study and underlying data are featured in The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.

Glossary

·         AD = antidumping

·         CVD = countervailing duties

·         SG = global safeguards

·         CSG = China-specific transitional safeguard

·         WTO = World Trade Organization

·         DSU = Dispute Settlement Understanding (resolution of disputes under the WTO)