The New Anti-Dumping Procedures of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979: Does It Create a New Non-Tariff Trade Barrier

Patenode, Timothy J. | January 1, 1980

The Trade Agreements Acts of 19791 contains what is likely to be the most extensive modification of U.S. anti-dumping law since the passage of the original Antidumping Act of 1921.2 The new law makes five significant changes in anti-dumping investigation procedures which are intended to streamline investigations, to provide prompter and more effective relief for domestic industries threatened by unfair foreign competition, and to provide the agencies with a clearer defini- tion of their responsibilities.3 These worthy intentions, however, have produced a system that is unfairly burdensome to foreign manufacturers and domestic import- ers