The good, the bad and the ugly: Chinese imports, European Union anti-dumping measures and firm performance

Liza Jabbour, Zhigang Tao, Enrico Vanino, Yan Zhang

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Abstract

This paper analyses the effects of the European Union's anti-dumping tariffs against Chinese imports on all affected firms: “the good” European import-competing firms, “the bad” Chinese exporters and “the ugly” European importers of dumped products. The results show that temporary import tariffs are beneficial to the least productive “good” EU producers, but harms the most productive “ugly” EU importers. Overall, the net effects of anti-dumping policy on European employment and exports are largely negative. Also tariffs enhance the productivity of surviving “bad” Chinese exporters and widens the productivity gap with European competitors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of International Economics
Volume117
Early online date18 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • anti-dumping
  • trade policy
  • European Union
  • China
  • difference-in-difference

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