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Antidumping duties, prices, and China: Free trade to the rescue!

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  • Alexander Sandkamp
  • Gabriel Felbermayr
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The recent combination of resurging demand and continuing disruptions in supply chains has led to a worrying return of inflation. In the EU, industry producer prices increased by 12.2% year-on-year in July 2021. This column argues that removing EU antidumping duties would at least partially ease the pressure on input and consumer prices. In contrast, the recent abandonment of China’s differential treatment in the EU’s antidumping legislation might even have contributed to increasing import prices.

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Key Words

  • Antidumping
  • China
  • European Union
  • inflation dynamics
  • Protectionism