Journal of African Trade

Volume 7, Issue 1-2, December 2020, Pages 1 - 14

Mind the Measure: On the Effects of Antidumping Investigations in Egypt

Authors
Nada Hazem, Chahir Zaki*
Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding author. Economic Research Forum, Cairo, Egypt. Email: chahir.zaki@feps.edu.eg
Corresponding Author
Chahir Zaki
Received 4 June 2020, Accepted 10 December 2020, Available Online 29 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.201217.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Investigation effect, antidumping measures, imports, Egypt
Abstract

This paper examines the impact of the antidumping measures initiated by the Government of Egypt on imports during the period 2001–2015. Our contribution is twofold. First, the paper distinguishes between the effect of antidumping measures on the value, the volume and the price of imports. Second, it differentiates between the investigation, destruction and diversion effects of antidumping measures. Our main findings show that, once the investigation is approved, while prices increase and quantities decrease, the latter effect is stronger than the former. Moreover, when the investigation is initiated, there is an investigation effect since imports are likely to decrease during the investigation review period and before the final decision of the World Trade Organization is announced. As per the destruction effect, we find that imports coming from countries included in the investigation decrease once the complaint is approved. Consequently, imports will shift from countries targeted by the measure to those non-targeted.

Copyright
© 2020 African Export-Import Bank. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Download article (PDF)
View full text (HTML)

Journal
Journal of African Trade
Volume-Issue
7 - 1-2
Pages
1 - 14
Publication Date
2020/12
ISSN (Online)
2214-8523
ISSN (Print)
2214-8515
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.201217.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 African Export-Import Bank. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Cite this article

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nada Hazem
AU  - Chahir Zaki
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12
TI  - Mind the Measure: On the Effects of Antidumping Investigations in Egypt
JO  - Journal of African Trade
SP  - 1
EP  - 14
VL  - 7
IS  - 1-2
SN  - 2214-8523
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.201217.001
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/jat.k.201217.001
ID  - Hazem2020
ER  -