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Administered Protection In America
Administered Protection In America
By Alan M. Rugman and Andrew D. M. Anderson
Groom Helm/New York: Methuen, 1988, 148 pp

This very good indictment of the way the United States applies its laws against foreign dumping and subsidies makes detailed use of Canadian experience in fish, lumber and other products. There are a few polemical patches and some debatable distinctions between kinds of subsidies, but the two Canadian economists demonstrate that inadequate evidence, a bias in favor of domestic producers, weak concepts of "injury" and considerable exposure to political pressure often mar the extraordinarily complex American laws and procedures for countering "unfair trade."