Quebec Studies

Case Study: Norsk Hydro and the American Magnesium Market

Quebec Studies (1993), 16, (1), 109–120.

Abstract

Le cas de Norsk Hydro souligne la difficulté du croisement entre les politiques de développement économique et les politiques commerciales internationales. L'implantation d'une firm multinationale norvégienne au Québec (par le biais de la filiale Norsk Hydro Canada), puis l'exportation d'importantes quantités de magnésium vers le marché américain ont provoqué de vives protestations de la part de la firme américaine Magcorp. Selon Magcorp, d'une part Norsk Hydro Canada aurait bénéficié des subventions du Gouvernement du Québec et d'autre part les exportations de la firme norvégienne aux Etats-Unis auraient porté préjudice aux intérěts de Magcorp. Les états-Unis ont imposé des droits compensateurs et des droits anti-dumping sur les exportations de Norsk Hydro Canada.

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Bursell, Michael

Royer, Mark