July 12, 2016
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal published a new report analysing the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures, from 1989 to 2015. The report estimates what Canadian shipments, investments, employment and imports would have been if the trends that existed prior to the imposition of the measures had continued.
When anti-dumping or countervailing duties are in effect, imports of the dumped or subsidized goods tend to decrease and Canadian shipments, related investments and employment tend to increase.
As of December 31, 2015, there were 65 anti-dumping and countervailing measures in place. They affected $8 billion in Canadian shipments, $0.5 billion in investments, and nearly 23,000 jobs in the domestic industries directly benefitting from the measures. In addition, the measures affected $1.6 billion in imports.
While the number of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures has decreased by approximately 49 percent from 1989 to 2015, the importance of each measure in terms of its direct impact on Canadian shipments, investments, jobs and imports has increased.
From 1989 to 2015, the average direct impact per measure on shipments, jobs and imports has increased by approximately 362 percent, 153 percent and 338 percent, respectively. While, from 1995 to 2015, the average direct impact per measure on investments has increased by approximately 54 percent.
Link: The Impact of Canadian Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures