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WTO and international trade

Whatever your sector, your business faces numerous cross-border trade obligations. Under specific national laws, WTO or other global trade law or treaty commitments, you need expert assistance to guide you through the full spectrum of relevant international law, from customs transfer pricing and export control matters to anti-dumping duties.

Our international trade and WTO team draws upon experience from offices across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Our experience of international public matters is unrivalled – the global team includes a former prime minister and an ex-UN ambassador.

Governments and blue-chip companies from almost every major global industry rely on our experience to gain the widest possible access to international markets, particularly throughout our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. You will also appreciate our strategic use of trade law remedies to maintain level playing fields in domestic markets.

We can support you in every aspect of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy proceedings, including questionnaire responses, on-site audits and verification visits, and representing your interests before relevant government authorities and tribunals. Our customs experience enables us to deal with audits and appeals to tribunals and courts resulting from adverse decisions by national customs authorities.

Our areas of work include

  • bidding support and bid challenge and representation
  • customs classification, valuation and origin
  • dispute settlement under WTO (and other regional and international trade agreements)
  • dumping, subsidies and safeguards
  • Government procurement negotiation
  • import/export controls and sanctions
  • market access.