China in the World Trade Organization: Antidumping and Safeguards

Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Patrick A. Messerlin

Groupe d'Economie Mondiale at Sciences Po (GEM Paris)

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

China finds itself in a unique situation on antidumping and safeguard issues. It is by far the main target of antidumping measures, but (so far) one of the smallest users of such measures. China`s World Trade Organization (wto) accession protocol includes stringent antidumping and safeguard provisions that its trading partners may use against its exports. The article examines three related concerns: how quickly large developing economies can become intensive users of antidumping measures, an evolution raising concerns about China`s recent antidumping enforcement; how China could minimize its exposure to foreign antidumping cases, a recipe for both improving trade outcomes and for China`s taking a leading role in reforming wto antidumping; and the opportunities that the Doha Round of trade negotiations offer to China for negotiating stricter disciplines both on wto contingent protection and on the use by China`s trading partners of the special provisions included in China`s accession protocol.

Suggested Citation

Messerlin, Patrick A., China in the World Trade Organization: Antidumping and Safeguards ( 2004). The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 105-130, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=923661

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