International Trade

Chance Bridge’s international trade team offers clients an array of services designed to optimize their ability to engage in and carry out international trade. The team and has been recognized as one of China’s leading international trade practices, especially in the areas of WTO trade laws, implementation, compliance, and various trade investigations. Our expert knowledge of China’s customs law and practices is directly leveraged to streamline clients’ operations while also reducing risks posed by anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and other investigations.
 
Our lawyers have in-depth expertise in all WTO disciplines, including cooperation on China trade defense investigations and the representation of anti-dumping groups. Our practice covers both traditional areas of GATT/WTO Law such as trade in goods, trade in services and intellectual property as well as developing areas such as trade and competition and trade and environment.
 
In the past few years, we have represented domestic and foreign exporting producers to gain low duty or even zero duty in anti-dumping and/or anti-subsidy investigations. Further, our team leader was the counsel to the Government of China in several historic investigation and WTO trade disputes, such as:
•  The first anti-dumping investigation initiated by the EU against China;
•  The first WTO trade dispute brought by China against the EU;
•  The first implementation dispute brought by China in WTO.
 
Chance Bridge has advised numerous clients on issues relating to PRC rules of export control, preferential and non-preferential origin as well as reference to cumulation rules, fraud investigations and acquiring successful origin rulings from customs authorities. Our team has also assisted in correcting the customs classifications of various products and obtaining rulings on import/export classifications. Our clients frequently rely upon our advice concerning all aspects of PRC export control laws and regulations. Stemming from our global experience and in-depth knowledge of anticipated trade regulation developments, we assist clients in developing advanced export compliance programs that mitigate legal risks from around the world in today’s interconnected and global supply chain environment.
 
Areas of Expertise:
Investigations – anti-dumping , anti-subsidy, safeguard and other trade investigations
WTO – general agreements, trade agreements, dispute settlement proceedings, international trade rules, investments and negotiations
Trade and investment policy – China, US, EU and other national jurisdictions
Export – controls, embargoes and economic sanctions compliance
Import – controls, quotas, customs and economic sanctions compliance
China customs law – classification, valuation, country of origin, tariff classification, valuation, labeling, origin, preference programs and customs authorities’ investigations
Trade defense instruments – questionnaire responses, injury submissions, on-the-spot verifications and advising clients on pre- and post-investigation matters
Customs – registration, classification, disputes, authority relations, filings and in-port holds
Litigation – products, payments, contracts, enforcements and asset freezes

Chance Bridge’s international trade practice is able to analyze clients’ situations thoroughly, understand all the implications, and deliver high-quality advice. We have the relationships and experience to deliver timely results to clients who are handling disputes with a China element and pride ourselves on the reputation of our WTO capabilities.