Under the Byrd Amendment of 2000, all collected antidumping and countervailing duties must be distributed among U.S. companies that successfully petition for the imposition of those duties. The Byrd Amendment created an economic incentive for the proliferation of trade cases. A strong legal case can be made that the Byrd Amendment is inconsistent with WTO rules.
- Byrd Amendment,
- Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act,
- countervailing duties,
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