an·​ti·​dump·​ing | \ ˌan-tē-ˈdəm-piŋ, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antidumping (audio) \

Definition of antidumping

: designed to discourage the importation and sale of foreign goods at prices well below domestic prices antidumping tariffs

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Recent Examples on the Web The Chinese manufacturers are being unfairly treated, said Eric Emerson, an attorney at Steptoe who represented many of the Chinese mattress companies in the antidumping case brought before the USITC. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "$150 mattress? Chinese 'dumping' disrupts U.S. bedding industry and brings a crackdown," 12 Dec. 2019 The Commerce Department’s decision to resurrect antidumping tariffs on Mexican imports could disrupt the flow of some $2 billion worth of tomatoes to the U.S., the WSJ’s Anthony Harrup writes. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Toyota’s Tariff Shift; Grocery’s Delivery Toll; Squashing Mexican Tomatoes," 15 Mar. 2019 But Canada needs Chapter 19 as a recourse so the U.S. can’t use antidumping laws and national-security excuses to carve out big Nafta exceptions. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "No Nafta Redo Without Canada," 30 Aug. 2018 There were uncertainties, too, about how the proposal would be enforced and whether Britain would continue to abide during the period by EU antifraud or antidumping rulings. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "U.K. Proposals for Irish Border Would Keep Britain in EU Customs Union After Brexit," 7 June 2018 When cheap solar panels started becoming available, the ITC writes, the US exercised antidumping laws on Chinese manufacturers. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Imports boom as solar tariff deadline looms and ITC reaffirms position," 3 Jan. 2018 But those antidumping measures didn't do much, the ITC says, because the six largest firms that were making cells and modules in China increased their manufacturing capacity in additional countries, especially Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Imports boom as solar tariff deadline looms and ITC reaffirms position," 3 Jan. 2018 China could also consider initiating antidumping investigations of American imports of other products, contending that they are sold below their fair value and subsidized by the United States, Mr. Ross said. Sui-lee Wee, New York Times, "China Could Target U.S. Firms if Trump Levies Tariffs, Group Warns," 30 Jan. 2018 This provision has been invoked only five times in its 55 year history, as past presidents preferred to use antidumping and countervailing duty cases to impose more targeted sanctions. Frank Lavin, WSJ, "The Trouble With Sanctioning Chinese Steel," 12 July 2017

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidumping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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