The purposes of the antidumping provisions of the Trade Agreements Act are to discourage price discrimination practices and the sale of unfairly priced import goods in the United States, and to off er remedies for the injury suffered by domestic industry when such practices occur. It is, in essence, intended to be preventive and not punitive. Nevertheless the Act, which in both design and application will present undue hardships to foreign producers and developing countries, fails to adequately address the global operations of multinational corporations and is susceptible to protectionist designs.
Silverman, Alan H.
"An Examination of the Antidumping Provisions of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979: United States Implementation of the Antidumping Code Formulated in the Tokyo Round,"
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