(Why) Should Nations Utilize Antidumping Measures?

The purpose of this paper is to present arguments that may provide support for the continuation of the international antidumping regime, and in certain measure, for the continuation of national antidumping rules. It steers an often difficult course between advocating tighter controls on the use of antidumping actions as protectionist measures, and their use to prevent potentially harmful dumping. However, this paper does not attempt to define how to produce a rational antidumping-type system, but merely provides some standards for assessing whether that system is sensible.