Anti-Dumping Duty

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A "protectionist tariff" that a domestic government imposes on foreign imports that it believes are priced below fair market value.

An anti-dumping duty is a "protectionist tariff" that a domestic government levies on imports from outside that it considers to be priced below fair market value. This prevents "dumping," which is when a business sells a product abroad for a lot less than it would typically charge in the domestic market. 

Dumping can hurt local firms and markets in the importing nation by fostering unfair competition and driving down the cost of comparable items.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global body that deals with international trade regulations. The World Trade Organization (WTO) also enforces a set of international trade laws, such as the "international regulation of anti-dumping measures." While the WTO does not interfere with businesses that participate in dumping, it does control how governments respond to dumping in their areas. As long as there is proof of "genuine material injury" to the domestic market, the WTO permits governments to file lawsuits against dumping. The government must demonstrate that there was dumping, its financial impact, and the harm or potential harm to the domestic market.

The anti-dumping duty is computed as the difference between the regular prices of the goods in the importing country and the market price of comparable goods in the exporting country or other nations that produce similar items. The anti-dumping tax might be between 0% to 550% of the item's invoice value. The anti-dumping tax cannot discriminate between trading partners and must adhere to the "GATT 1994 principle," which stipulates a number of rules for regulating trade between WTO participants. The GATT 1994 principle mandates that imported goods be subject to domestic rules and regulations in the same manner as domestic goods.

In international trade, anti-dumping duties are a contentious subject. Some claim that it is a valid instrument for defending domestic sectors against unfair competition and predatory pricing. Others claim it is a sort of protectionism that defies the idea of the free market and hurts customers by increasing costs and limiting their options.