Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Less than five months after the United States and China signed an agreement to promote and expand trade an antidumping petition was filed against China. This was one of the first times China had been a party to litigation in the United States since Normalization of relations in 1979. In the future the antidumping issue may be one of the most significant barriers to the development of United States-China trade relations. This article examines the general framework of United States antidumping laws, the key issues which have emerged in proceedings and the antidumping cases decided or pending. It also examines the effect of such proceedings on United States-China trade relations. The author believes that quotas will be the most frequently sought remedy in these cases. He suggests that the Chinese should research pricing and competitive trends in particular markets and gauge the impact that the introduction of Chinese goods will have on United States producers.