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Trade Law

Our Trade Law experts advises companies adversely affected by dumping, along with advising the manufacturers, importers and distributors in the EU of goods investigated by the European Commission under the EU anti-dumping rules. We also advise businesses on the trade remedies rules that the UK Government may adopt post-Brexit.

Key Contacts

Within the EU, trade remedies, i.e. anti-dumping rules, exist to protect businesses against below-cost imports of goods from non-EU producers.  Any EU businesses that are affected by below-cost imports from non-EU producers can complain to the European Commission, to try and persuade it to launch an anti-dumping investigation that may lead to the imposition of import duties set at a level to compensate for the dumping injury.  

We can advise on the tax and customs duty aspects of anti-dumping investigations, and on economic and trade sanctions, and export controls legislation.

In conjunction with specialist trade law experts operating across a range of jurisdictions, we also advise generally on the rules and procedures of the World Trade Organisation, including how these might affect the UK’s ability post-Brexit to negotiate international trade deals with other countries.

Our principal areas of expertise are:

  • Advising businesses adversely affected by below-cost imports on their rights of recourse under the EU’s anti-dumping rules
  • Complaining to the European Commission on behalf of EU businesses against below-cost imports
  • Defending manufacturers, distributors and importers during anti-dumping investigations undertaken by the European Commission
  • Advising businesses on the trade remedies rules that the UK Government may adopt post-Brexit
  • Advising on the rules of the World Trade Organisation in relation to anti-dumping
  • In conjunction with specialist trade law experts operating across a range of jurisdictions, advising generally on the rules and procedures of the World Trade Organisation

Other experts within the firm also advise on: