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Lawyers helping clients overcome the impact of trade regulations

HFW's international trade regulation practice advises clients on, and resolves issues related to, the impact of regulations mandated by the European Union and World Trade Organization. Our primary objective is to help clients overcome commercial obstacles related to market access and import and export-related difficulties that result from government intervention and market regulations worldwide

What we do in Anti-dumping

Our team members have represented exporting producers, importers, users, consumer organisations and governments in almost 200 anti-dumping proceedings. In addition to the representation of clients in EU anti-dumping proceedings, we have also represented exporting producers in anti-dumping investigations initiated by the US, India and Argentina. We regularly advise clients on the preparation of market economy treatment (MET) claims and anti-dumping questionnaire replies and perform dumping and injury margin simulations.

We provide our clients with legal representation and assistance throughout anti-dumping investigations (including the submission of disclosure comments and attending hearings) as well as in legal proceedings before the European Courts and the WTO Dispute Settlement System.

Our team draws on its long time resources and expertise to advise and assist our clients in formulating and implementing their legal and business strategies.

Our experience in Anti-dumping

Our resources give us the ability to investigate, defend and initiate action in a broad range of industries and countries in a cost efficient manner and with appropriate professional and language skills and knowledge of the local business scene. We provide below some examples of our work in this area:
  • Representing a Chinese exporter in the landmark judgement before the European Court of First Instance in Case T498/04 Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group v Council, which secured the annulment of EU anti-dumping measures, on grounds that partial state ownership of a company can not be the sole reason to deny its market economy status.
  • The termination of the anti-dumping investigation against PTA from Thailand (2011) in which team members represented the Indian conglomerate Indorama and the Thai-Japanese multinational Siam Mitsui Group.
  • The termination of the anti-dumping investigation against WWAN modems from China (2011) in which team members represented Huawei, one of the largest Chinese companies.
  • A zero anti-dumping duty for the Indian PET Film producer Vacmet following an interim review of that company's dumping margin (2011).
  • A zero anti-dumping duty for the Finnish steel producer Outokumpu in the Indian anti-dumping investigation into hot-rolled flat products of stainless steel (2011). The duties for other producers from the EU, producers in South Africa, Taiwan and the US range from 160.14 to 1130.28 USD/MT.
  • MET and a zero anti-dumping duty for Zhejiang Halide New Material in the high tenacity yarns from China anti-dumping investigation (2010). The duties for other companies in China ranged from 5.1 to 9.8%. In the parallel anti-dumping investigation with respect to Korea, a zero duty was obtained for Hyosung Corporation and Kolon Industries.
  • Termination of the anti-dumping investigation into hot-dipped metallic coated iron from China in which we represented the Angang Group (2009).
  • The termination of the anti-dumping investigation into hollow sections from Turkey (2009), in which HFW represented the Turkish company Toscelik, for reasons of no injury.
  • A zero anti-dumping duty for the Turkish producer Toscelik in the interim review proceeding concerning steel welded tubes from Turkey (2009).

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