WTO/International Trade

Practice Areas

WTO/International Trade

Ranked Band 1 in International Trade/WTO (Respondent) for consecutive years  (Chambers Asia Pacific)

The Zhong Lun WTO/International Trade Team has represented MOFCOM in responding to anti-subsidy investigations and safeguard investigations initiated by several WTO members, such as EU, Canada, US, South Africa and India and prepared for submissions on legal arguments. We also represented various Chambers of Commerce and Industrial Associations to present non-injury arguments in numerous trade remedy investigations. Additionally, we represented domestic enterprises in responding to antidumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations initiated by a large number of foreign investigating authorities. In addition to trade remedy cases, the team has represented Chinese companies in appeals in the EU courts, as well as represented MOFCOM in several WTO dispute settlement cases. Its business scope also includes import and export compliance, technical barriers to trade, customs law, international trade practice, etc. The team has been recognized by several international and domestic rating institutions as an outstanding and prestigious team in this practice area. For example, the Chambers Asia Pacific has acknowledged several times this team as “the Best Law Firm of International Trade Law of the Year”, and rated it as the top tier in China for consecutive years.

Scope of Services

  • Anti-dumping and countervailing investigations and related review procedures
  • Safeguard investigations and product exclusion applications
  • Administrative appeals and judicial actions in respect of trade remedy determinations
  • WTO dispute settlement and WTO law consultancy
  • Import/export controls, free-trade zones and regulatory compliance
  • Customs procedures, such as tariff classification, rule of origin and customs evaluation
  • Advising on other issues related to PRC trade policy and law