Reporting on new criticisms from China of US “protectionism,” Reuters reporter Chris Buckley states:
China has accused the United States of straining their vast economic relationship through a slew of anti-dumping measures, adding to growing tensions between the two global powers….
The warning reflected the increasingly testy trade relations between China and the United States.
Buckley demonstrates a basic misunderstanding of how trade remedies (i.e., anti-dumping, countervailing duty or safeguards) cases are initiated and decided in the United States. Under US law, an anti-dumping investigation results from a petition filed by a private firm (or firms) and/or its union pursuant to commercial …