Dumping: It's a Jungle Out There

Dumping is a topic that only an international trade lawyer could love. The basic concept is simple enough: dumping is selling a product for less than the cost of making it. That has been a world-trade problem ever since mass production made it easy for companies, inadvertently or otherwise, to turn out more goods than customers want. When stuck with anything from too many dolls to excess semiconductors, manufacturers often sell the products in other countries at very cheap prices rather than throw them away.

Dumping, however, can become a jungle of complications once lawyers or government bureaucrats get together and...

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