Sunday, November 12, 2006

More Information About Tomato Wars

U.S.-Canadian Tomato Wars: An Economist Tries to Make Sense Out of Recent Anti-Dumping Suits

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John J. VanSickle, Edward A. Evans, and Robert D. Emerson
Edward A. Evans
Robert D. Emerson

U.S. growers filed an anti-dumping case against Canadian growers of greenhouse grown tomatoes, alleging that U.S. growers were being injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports from Canada. Commerce determined that imports of greenhouse grown tomatoes were being sold in U.S. markets at less than fair market value. The U.S. International Trade Commission determined the like product to be all fresh market tomatoes, concluding the domestic industry was not materially injured. Anecdotal evidence used by the Commission in determining like product ignores the wealth of knowledge that economics can add. An economic model is proposed for purposes of determining like product.

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