What is Economic Dumping in EXIM business?
Economic dumping is taking place all around us. When an exporter sells a product in another country at a lower price compared to the price of the same product in the destination country. The Exporters thus flood the market of importing country with merchandise at considerably lower prices. This causes a serious setback to other companies manufacturing the same products and selling at higher price in their domestic market. Dumping usually involves exporting large quantities of a product in the foreign market. Dumping can have harmful impacts on international trade, and some countries disapprove the practice.
To make the dumping easy to understand, let us assume that India is manufacturing and selling bicycles at certain price. Suddenly the importers get a better deal of similar or better products at considerably lower price and in high volume. This causes a turmoil among the manufacturers of bicycles who are unable to compete with the new imported bicycles. They have hard time selling their product. Consequently, this causes a persistent demand and the country of export begins do persistent dumping of their products. The goal of dumping is almost always to gain a competitive advantage in a foreign market.
Is It Possible To Identify Dumping?
Dumping trade practices are difficult to spot. Sometimes the price of an imported product is cheaper than the price of the identical product in the local market of the nation of import. It is difficult to demonstrate that a product imported from another nation or exported by a vendor from the country of export and offered at a cheaper price constitutes “dumping trade.”
For numerous reasons, it is also practically difficult to compare the market worth of a commodity or the amount of things believed to be “Dumped” in two distinct nations. Nonetheless, comparing the pricing of the exporting nation to the export price of the same commodity may provide some insight on the trading practice.
Dumping and Its Varieties
Dumping may be divided into four categories according to international trade:
Dumping without permission: Predatory dumping is the practise of selling products in a foreign market at a lower price than the current price in the nation of import. The purpose of capturing dumping is to remove competition and create a monopoly in the foreign market.
Sporadic or periodic dumping occurs as a result of an overabundance of unsold produce. The country that exports things on a regular or occasional basis to another country and sells them at a reduced price.
Persistent dumping occurs when there is a large and consistent demand for a product or a group of items in a foreign market. Because of the rapid turnover, the exporting firm likes to sell its goods at a lesser price.
Reverse dumping occurs when a product or a number of items are in short supply on foreign land. When compared to their native market, the exporter offers the items at a higher price.
Benefits of Economic Dumping
• Increase in the market shares of countries who export.
• Governments provide incentives and subsidies to exporting firms in order to grow their global market share.
• The customer in the importing country pays less for the same or comparable goods manufactured in the domestic market.
Economic Dumping’s Drawbacks
• Exporting companies may be put off by incentives and subsidies.
• Importing countries might retaliate.
• Possible objections by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade organizations.
• Countries’ commercial connections are strained.
Anti-Dumping Measures and Their Impact
Every country attempts to discourage dumping by exporting countries through the implementation of levies and other tariffs. This might assist their producers in selling their items on the home market. Dumping is not an unlawful trade activity under WTO guidelines.
Exporters must exercise caution when exporting items in large quantities at prices lower than those in the nation of import. Similarly, businesses should refrain from discharging significant quantities of raw material or finished goods in semi-knocked down (SKD) or completely knocked down (CKD) conditions that resemble dumping. Such behavior might create a storm in the eye of the importing country and harm commercial ties.
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