WTO and international trade
‘Sources say: “They have always had an excellent trade practice.”’
Chambers Canada, 2012
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 specialist international trade and WTO team draws upon expertise from offices across Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, and Latin America. Our experience of international public matters is unrivalled – the 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 expertise 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 pharmaceuticals and life sciences. 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 expertise enables you 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