Antidumping actions in the United States and EU are known to be linked to macroeconomic conditions. In part, this is because positive injury findings may be easier to make in a downturn. We explore the evidence for Mexico, one of the main "new" antidumping using countries. Injury determination is also critica! in Mexico's antidumping policy, as a majority of unsuccessful complaints have been rejected because of negative injury findings rather than negative findings of dumping. Working with data from 1987 through 2000, we provide evidence for a relationship between macro-economic factors and antidumping complaints, including current account and exchange rate movements, and both local and global general macroeconomic conditions.

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François, J., & Niels, G. T. (2003). Business Cycles, the Current Account, and Administered Protection in Mexico (No. TI 03-054/2). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series. Retrieved from