December 6, 2010
In an International Trade Law360
article titled "Anti-Dumping Probes Decline In 2010, WTO Says," partner Michael J. Coursey was quoted on the notable decline in antidumping investigations during the first half of 2010, which have fallen by more than a quarter in comparison to last year's figure during the same period. Mr. Coursey said the drop in antidumping investigations could be attributed in part to the "muddling" effect a recent bounce-back in input product purchases had on manufacturers' ability to show they were injured by dumping. "They don't want dumping cases without a clear injury picture," he said.
Mr. Coursey noted that the opposite trend has taken place in enforcement of intellectual property rights, with Section 337 investigations spiking dramatically as a trade remedy. "Continued globalization of industry has made the assessment of domestic products more complicated," he said. "337 cases use a different type of sophistication. But we haven't seen the end of the dumping law by any means."