Simply defined, dumping occurs when the net price for a product as sold in the US is less than the net price as sold in the home or comparison market. The antidumping margin is the difference between these prices, and the percentage margin is simply that difference divided by the US net price. Yet, in calculating an antidumping margin, the USDOC executes thousands of lines of computer programming code that applies numerous highly complex methodologies, procedures, tabulations and comparisons. What appears simple on the surface is, in fact, not very simple at all. As a result, the road to understanding, let alone mastering, these calculations can be daunting.
To that end, Capital Trade hopes to shed some light on the more technical aspects of the USDOC’s antidumping margin calculations and methodologies to better demonstrate how the USDOC actually executes and applies the law in all those thousands of lines of programming code.
Whether you are new to antidumping or you are already a seasoned professional, we hope you will find our “Topics in Dumping ” series interesting and useful.