unfair trade practice

(general) Unusual government support to firms–such as export subsidies to certain anti-competitive practices by firms themselves–such as dumping, boycotts or discriminatory shipping arrangements– that result in competitive advantages for the benefiting firms in international trade.
(U.S.) Any act, policy, or practice of a foreign government that: (1) violates, is inconsistent with, or otherwise denies benefits to the U.S. under any trade agreement to which the United States is a party; (2) is unjustifiable, unreasonable, or discriminatory and burdens or restricts United States commerce; or (3) is otherwise inconsistent with a favorable Section 301 determination by the U.S. Trade Representative. See Section 301; dumping.

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