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Firms To Watch: WTO/international trade: PRC firms

Chance Bridge Law Firm‘s international trade and compliance department is headed by Lingchen Pu, whose track record includes representing Chinese exporters and industrial associations in hundreds of trade remedy investigations; and assisting the Chinese government with responding to subsidies investigations.
Commerce & Finance Law Offices‘ principal practitioner is Beijing-based Xiaohua Hou, who focuses on US anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings.
Particularly active in trade remedies involving China, Hiways Law Firm‘s team is co-led from Shanghai by Steven Yu, managing partner of the firm’s international practice; and Wenwei Ye, who predominantly focuses on anti-dumping, safeguards, customs issues, and international trade-related disputes.
The international trade group at Hylands Law Firm, co-led by Yong Cheng and Qian Shen is highly active in relation to anti-dumping, countervailing and WTO-related disputes.
Tahota Law Firm‘s international trade team includes Xiaochen Wu, who represents exporters in anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguarding investigations, Guogang Li and Chengdu-based Jianming Gan.

Firms in the Spotlight WTO/international trade: PRC firms

Chang Tsi & Partners

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Since its establishment in 2002, Chang Tsi & Partners has become one of the leading law firms in China. The firm has constantly been referred to as a “National Outstanding Law Firm”, “The Best IP Law Firm in China”, “China IP Law Firm” and “Tier 1 IP Law Firm of the Year” by the Ministry …

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Kangxin Partners, p.c.

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Since its establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader amongst IP law firms in China, with offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Dongguan. Our client base includes domestic Chinese enterprises and international companies from around the world. We represent many different businesses, including start-ups, well-known domestic entities, and Fortune …

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WTO/international trade: PRC firms in China

Global Law Office

Delivering 'in-depth and unique insights', Global Law Office advises on the gamut of international trade work, including WTO disputes, anti-dumping and countervailing, export control, and economic sanctions. Other notable areas include trade transfer pricing, foreign exchange payment compliance, trade sales agreements, supply chain models, and customs regulatory compliance. The team also acts in governmental investigations, and the litigation and arbitration of trade-related disputes. The group is co-led by Deming Zhao, who acts for multinational companies in relation to transfer pricing, tariff classifications, country of origin issues, customs surveys and inspections, and import and export licenses; the 'very collaborative and responsive' Qing Ren , who is experienced in export control, economic sanctions, and WTO/FTA agreements; and longstanding international trade specialist Frank Hang. Other key partners are Keyou Wang, a 2022 hire from Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities; customs law expert Parry Hemin Zhou; and Shen Yun, who 'has a solid background'.

Practice head(s):

Deming Zhao; Qing Ren; Frank Hang

Other key lawyers:

Keyou Wang; Parry Hemin Zhou; Shen Yun


‘The unique advantage of GLO is that they have a team of lawyers with backgrounds in science and engineering.’

‘They have obvious advantages in relation to Customs commodity classification, professional insights and analysis, rich experience, excellent English, and professional and timely legal opinions.’

‘They enjoy close relationships with the Customs system’s personnel, grasp and understand the latest Customs trends, and understand the background, purpose and significance of policy formulation. ‘

‘Pricing that is reasonable and cost-effective.’

‘In-depth and unique insights into policy formulation.’

‘Shen Yun has a solid background in science and engineering.’

‘Shen Yun’s Customs work experience has enabled him to be more familiar with the working mechanism and methods of Customs.’

‘Qing Ren is very collaborative and responsive, helping clients navigate sensitive PRC trade law issues. Qing is very adept at explaining the legal issues, so that his clients not only understand the complexities, but also how to navigate such complexities very practically.’

Key clients

China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)




Johnson & Johnson





Alibaba Group



LONGi Green Energy

China Bank

Work highlights

  • Acted as the global counsel for a Chinese multinational company in identifying export control compliance strategies and programmes.
  • Represented LONGi Solar Technology Co and Hanwha QCELLS (Qidong) Co in responding to the Indian antidumping investigation into solar cells (originating from China).
  • Represented thyssenkrupp Electrical Steel in the China antidumping sunset review into grain-oriented, flat-rolled electrical steel (originating from Japan, Korea and EU).

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Able to solve ‘complex problems in a short period of time‘, Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s ‘efficient and cohesive‘ international trade practice is routinely retained by MOFCOM to handle bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, as well as WTO disputes. The group’s trade remedy track record further includes antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations into aluminium sheets, steel products, tyres, and solar panels (initiated by the US, EU and India). Heading the group, Chen Yang has longstanding international trade expertise; Stephen Peng‘s experience includes representing MOFCOM in major WTO dispute settlements; Xin Fu handles inbound and outbound trade remedy investigations; and Zheng Xu is a US trade remedy investigation expert. Also integral to the practice, David Wu ‘particularly impresses‘; and Ziying Shen and Lin Li are both specialists in countervailing duty investigations. At senior associate level, Yifan Wu maintains an active WTO and international trade law practice.

Practice head(s):

Chen Yang

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Peng; Xin Fu; Zheng Xu; David Wu; Ziying Shen; Lin Li; Yifan Wu; Yue Song; Lynn Li


‘Jincheng Tongda’s lawyer team has a complete internal management system. The team is efficient and cohesive, and solves complex problems in a short period of time.’

‘The lawyers’ professional ability and quality are very strong, and the quality of client service is very good and meticulous.’

‘The work quality and efficiency levels are very high.’

‘Strong work experience and skills, and they have strong professional capabilities. ‘

‘Jincheng Tongda’s international trade team has the advantage of an international business network, and maintains good cooperative relations with large-scale, high-quality law firms in many countries.’

‘Jincheng Tongda’s international trade team has profound insights into different industries and enterprises, enabling it to propose targeted and personalised solutions for different industries and businesses. High-quality legal services.’

‘David Wu particularly impresses as a leading lawyer in the field of international trade. He has rich experience in international trade dispute settlement.’

‘David Wu has solid professional and strong communication skills, which helps the work to be carried out efficiently and reduce many costs.’

Key clients

Ministry of Commerce of PRC

Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co

Shandong New Continent Tire Co

Jinko Solar Holding Co

Jinko Solar (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Jinko Solar Holding Co

Opalus Stone Snd Bhd

China Rubber Industry Association

China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters

Baoshan Iron & Steel Co

Qingdao Qihang Tyre Co

Penglai Dajin Offshore Heavy Industry Co

Zhejiang Hailiang Co

Hailiang (VIETNAM) Copper Manufacturing Co

Work highlights

  • Acted for China Rubber Industry Association (and its members) in litigation that involves an anti-dumping investigation into $800m exports of tyres to the EU.
  • Assisted Jinko Solar (and its subsidiaries in Malaysia) with an anti-circumvention investigation, initiated by the US Department of Commerce.
  • Assisted Both-Well (Taizhou) with achieving a zero anti-dumping rate in two consecutive anti-dumping investigation reviews.

King & Wood Mallesons

One of the first PRC law firms to advise on international trade law, King & Wood Mallesons‘ ‘trustworthy team‘ routinely acts for corporations in significant anti-dumping investigations that are launched by Chinese authorities. The team has also developed expertise in trade remedies, WTO dispute settlement, American section 337 investigations, customs law, and import and export issues. Xinyu Liu, who ‘provides the most practical advice from clients’ perspectives‘, specialises in international trade and dispute resolution, export control and economic sanctions, and customs and foreign exchange compliance; and Jin Xiao‘s international trade law expertise includes trade remedies, customs law, WTO dispute settlement, and international trade agreement negotiations. The next line of active advisers includes Zhenghao Li, who specialises in international trade law; and Su Chang, who regularly acts for the PRC government on international trade matters, and is particularly focused on high-profile WTO disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jin Xiao ; Xinyu Liu

Other key lawyers:

Zhenghao Li; Chang Su


‘A high degree of professionalism, rich practical experience, a strong sense of responsibility, and a very good service and attitude – a trustworthy team.’

‘Xinyu Liu is a very trustworthy lawyer, who can accurately and effectively assist clients with solving problems.’

‘Xinyu Liu has excellent business abilities and provides the most practical advice from clients’ perspectives. Also excellently configures and leads the team; and uses the strength of the team to solve practical problems.’

Key clients

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China

Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty

Casella Wines Pty

Work highlights

  • Acted in relation to US countervailing duty measures on certain products from China.
  • Acting in anti-dumping and countervailing duty Investigations initiated by MOFCOM into the importing of certain wines from Australia.
  • Assisted with responding to an investigation deployed by GAC from various locations.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Representing Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, state-owned enterprises, and private companies, Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s customs and import/export group fields lawyers from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as other business hubs. The firm’s client list covers the automobile, pharmaceuticals, electronics, logistics, energy, food, cosmetics, and luxury goods sectors; and its representative expertise ranges from tax disputes and customs inspections, to smuggling investigations. International trade remedy group head Jianwei Liu is an expert in anti-dumping, countervailing duty and safeguard matters; Zhe Jiang‘s track record includes over 100 anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measure cases; and Li Si is a trade remedy expert. Other key names are international trade and customs specialist Shanshan Xu; international trade and international investment practitioner Zhiguo Yu; and senior counsel Song Lei, who represents the Chinese government and businesses in trade dispute cases. Xiangwen Liu and Jun Gao co-lead the regulatory compliance department.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Jun Gao; Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Zhe Jiang; Shanshan Xu; Zhiguo Yu; Song Lei; Guang Li; Yingnan Ma

Key clients

Fasten Group Imp & Exp Co

Daejeon Daemyung Optical (Hangzhou) Co

United Steel Structures

People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce

China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Mechanical and Electrical Products

GuangDong Gani (Group) Ceramics Co

Guangxi Guiliu New Materials Co

Foshan Indigo Import & Export Co

Dongguan City Wonderful Ceramics Industrial Park Co

TTM Technologies

Taizhou Qingsong Refrigerant New Material Co

Jincheng Scien Fine Materials Co

Work highlights

  • Representing the Government of China (Ministry of Commerce) in a countervailing duty investigation concerning tin mill products from China.
  • Representing Jincheng Scien Fina Materials Co in an Indian anti-dumping sunset review concerning ceramic rollers.
  • Represented Daejeon Daemyung Optical (Hangzhou) Co in its response to the anti-dumping investigation into semi-finished ophthalmic lenses (originating in or exported from China).

Dacheng Law Offices

Dacheng Law Offices‘ ‘trade remedy team works hard to defend clients‘. The group routinely represents Chinese clients when responding to US investigations; and on the international trade side, the practice advises on customs valuations, commodity classifications, tax disputes, inspections, and administrative penalties. The department is jointly led by Kaiming Cai, a specialist in export control issues, economic sanctions and cross-border compliance; Lei Sun, who is ‘very focused on trade remedies‘ and has significant US market experience; and trade disputes expert Wanlin Shi. Also key to the team are Jianlin Ni, whose wide-ranging practice covers international trade, anti-dumping, trade compliance, and international commercial dispute resolution; and economic sanctions and data protection expert Donghui Ruan. At associate level, Alina Xiao‘s experience includes responding to anti-dumping, countervailing and other trade remedy investigations initiated by the US, EU and Canada (among others).

Practice head(s):

Wanlin Shi; Kaiming Cai; Lei Sun

Other key lawyers:

Jianlin Ni; Donghui Ruan; Alina Xiao


Perfectly weighs up the legal risks and practical feasibilities, doing their part to find compliant ways to facilitate clients’ business based on their needs, rather than just telling clients what the legal prohibitions and risks are.

The trade remedy team works hard to defend clients, and provide efficient and experienced legal services in customs matters.

Responds to clients’ doubts at any time.

Fangda Partners

Providing ‘solid business knowledge and timely feedback‘, Fangda Partners routinely advises large corporations on sanctions and export control laws in China. The team is also sought out by Chinese and foreign companies for day-to-day legal advice; and is frequently mandated for major criminal and administrative enforcement cases involving customs law. The team is jointly led by Kate Yin, who works across the firm’s Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong offices, and is an expert in government enforcement matters, internal investigations and regulatory compliance work; and Shanghai-based Derrick Zhao, who is experienced in assisting domestic and multinational companies with their internal compliance policies. Also key to the team are customs compliance specialist Patrick Xiao, Yingjie Kang, who ‘has profound knowledge‘; and PRC tax expert Yan Zhao. At counsel level, Ginger Jiang is experienced in customs enforcement work, while Samon Sun specialises in economic sanctions, and anti-bribery and anti-corruption.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Derrick Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Xiao; Yingjie Kang; Yan Zhao; Ginger Jiang; Samon Sun; Lyle Wang; Vincent Wang


‘Knows how to serve clients.’

‘Solid business knowledge and timely feedback.’

‘Yingjie Kang has profound knowledge. His Chinese and English reports, as well as his risk analyses, are very professional.’

‘The service is very good, the feedback is timely, and they are very dedicated lawyers.’ 

‘Professional, rigorous and solid.’

Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers

Guangsheng & Partners PRC Lawyers‘ international trade practice has longstanding expertise in anti-dumping litigation. The firm’s caseload regularly involve both the US and EU, and it consistently assists clients with achieving low or zero duty rates. Recent work has concerned the tyre, chemicals, paper, photovoltaics, plastics, and steel industries. International trade and competition law specialist Hai Yan heads the firm’s international trade law practice, which also includes Bin Liang, an expert in assisting Chinese and foreign companies with successfully handling anti-dumping and countervailing investigations; and senior counsel Aifeng Yao, whose experience includes acting for approximately 100 Chinese and foreign businesses in dozens of anti-dumping and countervailing cases involving China, the US and the EU. The team further includes Jiajia Zhu, who acts in cases involving anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and anti-evasion practices; and Sofia Song, an expert in international trade, anti-dumping, and countervailing. Yuanxin Li and Yang Wang are the associates to note.

Practice head(s):

Hai Yan

Other key lawyers:

Bin Liang; Aifeng Yao; Jiajia Zhu; Sofia Song; Yuanxin Li; Yang Wang

Key clients

Giti Tire Group

Meihua Holdings Group Co

Aarti Industries

Huadi Steel Group Co

Tsingshan Steel Pipe Co

Fujian Sanming City Donglai Wood Co

Pinghu Chengxin Glass Co

Fujian Dushi Wooden Industry Co

Sagarit U-Home

DCH Furniture SDN BHD

H&E Industries Vietnam Co

Mayrun Tyre (Hong Kong)

Hengtong Optic-Electric Co

Hunan Sinoboom Heavy Industry Co

Kanghua Chemical Co

Nanjing Kaylang Co

Phoenix Metal Co

Shandong Yanggu Huatai International Co

Jiangyin Dolphin Pack

Work highlights

  • Assisted Huadi Steel Group Co and Tsingshan Steel Pipe Co with an anti-dumping investigation initiated by India in September 2021.
  • Acting for Giti Tyre Group in significant international trade disputes, inquiries, and reviews initiated by the US and/or the EU since 2014.
  • Represented Meihua Holdings Group Co in responding to the anti-dumping administrative reviews initiated by the US Department of Commerce in September 2021 and September 2022.


JunHe LLP‘s team has a strong track record in advising both domestic and foreign clients on trade remedies. The group also defends multinational companies against customs investigations and criminal smuggling cases; advises multinational clients on Chinese export controls, sanctions, and blocking matters; and assists Chinese companies with complying with US and EU export controls and economic sanctions. The team is led from Shanghai by trade remedy expert David Tang; and Leon Liu, whose practice covers government and internal investigations. Also highly regarded are PRC antidumping specialist Yong ZhouFeng Chen who focuses on customs law; Carol Sun, who routinely acts in cross-border government enforcement matters and investigations; and international trade expert Jessica Cai.

Practice head(s):

David Tang; Leon Liu

Other key lawyers:

Yong Zhou; Feng Chen; Carol Sun; Jessica Cai


One of the few domestic teams with experience in US economic sanctions and China-US export control practices.’

‘They have a very comprehensive and deep understanding of US laws and practices.’

‘A wealth of experience in terms of legal development trends and predictions, which can provide a very reliable basis for corporate business decisions.’

Key clients


Qingshan Holding Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for Yama Ribbons and Bows Co in responding to US countervailing reviews, and in commencing a judicial action before the Court of International Trade.
  • Represented a producer of solar products, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co, in a US circumvention inquiry.
  • Represented Qingshan Holding Group in successfully responding to an anti-dumping investigation into cold-rolled stainless steel.

JunZeJun Law Offices

JunZeJun Law Officesperforms very well in international trade matters‘. Acting for the Chinese government, industry organisations and exporters, the team provides a wide range of trade remedy and WTO legal services; and its investigations routinely involve the EU, US, Canada, Australia, and Asian and Latin American countries, in relation to the chemical, steel, electronics, machinery, textiles and foodstuff industries. Co-leading the group, Fayin Li, who ‘always provides the best solution‘, focuses on international trade remedy investigations, in relation to anti-dumping, countervailing, and safeguard measures, as well as WTO disputes; Zhengyang Wang specialises in litigation, arbitration, and foreign investment; and counsel Yanchun Li represents major Chinese exporters and exporting industries in foreign governments’ anti-dumping and countervailing investigations.

Practice head(s):

Fayin Li; Yanchun Li; Zhengyang Wang


Fayin Li is very proficient in anti-dumping cases, including dealing with data review and on-site inspections – achieves very good case results.’

‘Fayin Li is very good. In addition to his legal knowledge, he has extensive knowledge of international trade and various industries.’

‘Fayin Li has outstanding foreign language abilities and always provides the best solution within the shortest time.’

Key clients

Ministry of Commerce, PRC

Risen Energy Co

Boviet Solar Technology Co

Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group Co

Nanjing Dongsheng Shelf Manufacturing Co

Guangdong Dongyuan Kitchenware Industrial Co

Guangdong Yingao Kitchen Utensils Co

Dalipal Pipe Company

Shandong Continental Petroleum Equipment Co

Shanghai Hilong Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for the PRC Ministry of Commerce in a WTO dispute case between China and the US.
  • Represented Boviet Solar Technology Co in an anti-circumvention investigation by the US into imports of solar products from four South East Asian countries.

AllBright Law Offices

Delivering ‘high-quality services at competitive rates‘, AllBright Law Offices‘ international trade practice assists government clients, chambers of commerce, industry associations and major businesses on trade remedies, customs issues, import and export control, sanctions, WTO disputes, and China’s trade laws and policies. The group is headed up by Ye Li, whose ‘expertise in trade remedy investigations is commendable‘. Li’s track record includes representing exporters and industries in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard investigations and reviews. Dong Xiang and counsel Lingling Pan are both also experienced in trade remedy investigations, while senior partner Jie Liu focuses on customs work.

Practice head(s):

Ye Li

Other key lawyers:

Dong Xiang; Jie Liu; Lingling Pan; Qing Song; Li Li; Lan Jiang


Offers high-quality services at competitive rates.

Well-versed in the rules governing trade remedy investigations, as well as the practical aspects.

The team handling trade remedy investigations is excellent and has an in-depth grasp of the subject.

Provides effective solutions.

Has the requisite experience, and is able to handle trade remedy investigation matters involving complex product details and export value chains.

Clients appreciate the on-time responses and technical knowledge.

Ye Li’s hands-on approach, experience and expertise in trade remedy investigations is commendable.

Key clients

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products


China National Building Material Group – Jushi Group

JA Solar

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

Canadian Solar

Shandong Nanshan Aluminium Co

China Chamber of International Commerce

LONGi Green Energy

DeHeng Law Offices

The international trade practice at DeHeng Law Offices is highly experienced in world trade remedy issues, particularly anti-dumping cases. Its recent workload includes antidumping, countervailing, and safeguard investigations that were initiated by the US, India, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand, and the EU. Examples include the team’s representation of Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co in an anti-dumping investigation that was initiated by India, in relation to imports of ATS-8  that originate in (or are exported from) China. Practice head Yongzhong Ren recently acted in investigations involving the chemicals, glass, ceramics, food products, and iron and steel sectors.

Practice head(s):

Yongzhong Ren

Key clients

Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co

Xinyi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings

Guangxi Xinyi PV Products Co

Xinyi Solar (Hong Kong)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Jiangsu Alpha Pharmaceutical Co in an anti-dumping investigation initiated by India, in relation to imports of ATS-8 (originated in or exported from China).
  • Acted for Xinyi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings (and related companies) in the anti-dumping sunset review investigation into imports of textured tempered glass (originated in or exported from China).

East & Concord Partners

Winning 'unanimous praise from clients', East & Concord Partners has a significant trade remedy investigation practice. Heading up the team, Vivian Wang's track record includes acting in large numbers of foreign anti-dumping cases involving imports of products from China, particularly in relation to the EU, Australia, Turkey, India, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, and the US. Wang's experience also includes assisting companies with responding to anti-subsidy, safeguard and anti-circumvention investigations.

Practice head(s):

Vivian Wang


Compared with other law firms, the team communicates well and effectively with clients.’

‘Simplifies complex issues, adheres to the spirit of professionalism, and has a patient, careful and attentive attitude.’

‘Wins unanimous praise from clients.’

Zhong Yin Law Firm

Handling anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations, the trade remedy department at Zhong Yin Law Firm is headed by Beijing-based anti-dumping and anti-subsidy case expert Jia Zheng.

Practice head(s):

Jia Zheng


‘The international trade team of Zhong Yin Law Firm is familiar with the procedures and key points of foreign trade remedy measures, and is especially good at responding to trade remedy investigations of pharmaceutical products.’

‘Jia Zheng has rich experience and outstanding performance in responding to lawsuits.’

Key clients

CCCME (China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products)

CCCMHPIE (China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines & Health Products)

Hebei Iron and Steel Group

Benxi Iron and Steel Group

Hengli Group

LUXI Group

Midea Group

Gettel Group


Wankai Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Jiangsu Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology Co., Ltd. to participate in the anti-dumping investigation initiated by Thailand concerning aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from China.
  • Represented CCCME as well as its two members Chunju and Midea to make a non-injury defence in the anti-dumping investigation initiated by Argentina concerning vacuum cleaners originating in China.
  • Represented Handan Jintai to participate in the anti-dumping investigation initiated by EU concerning electrolytic chromium-coated steel originating in China.