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Pubdate: 2020-06-24 15:34
Guangsheng is one of the very few and earliest law firms in China that have established an international trade practice group specializing in anti-dumping investigation.
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WTO/International Trade
 
Guangsheng is one of the very few and earliest law firms in China that have established an international trade practice group specializing in anti-dumping investigation, anti-subsidies and countervailing measures. During the past ten years, Guangsheng has represented the most number of foreign companies to respond to PRC anti-dumping investigations and helped many multinational companies achieve satisfactory result for their responses. Since China became a WTO member, this practice group has seen great expansion. In cooperation with some world famous law firms and accounting firms all over the world, this group is committed to providing highly professional legal service and will achieve the goal in its future representation of multinational clients for anti-dumping investigation and countervailing proceedings.
 
I. Our Advantages:
As one of the largest law firms in China specializing in trade law,  we have the following advantages:
BEST WORKING TEAM: TWO FORMER GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS IN BUREAU OF FAIR TRADE (Antidumping Investigation Authority) OF PRC MINISTRY OF COMMERCE (MOFCOM); professional attorneys and CPAs who are very experienced in helping clients getting low duty rates.
BETTER RESULTS: most of our clients received the rates that were less than 10% or zero. Some investigations were terminated by reason of no injury.
MORE CASES: G&P had handled nearly a hundred antidumping and countervailing cases in the past decade, and cooperated with the best foreign law firms in the world.
 
II. The Working Team
Dr. HAI YAN,  Senior Partner
 EDUCATION
---LLM, Georgetown University at Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Honored Fellowship of Institute of International Economic Law
--- PH. D., Master of Laws (LLM), China University of Politics & Law at Beijing.
--- LL.B. (Law Degree)., NW University of Politics & Law.
EXPERIENCE
---MOFCOM: Senior Anti-dumping Case Analyst, Attorney.
Served in MOFCOM for 8 years, working in Bureau of Fair Trade, Law and Treaty Department.
Handled many anti-dumping investigations and reviews cases, including the first review case-PET-Film review, acrylic acid, styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), catechol, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and stainless steel, etc.
Drafted all MOFCOM anti-dumping regulations and many WTO negotiation proposals. Actively involved in WTO Negotiations.
----SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Washington DC, USA, Attorney
   Issues involved including:
WTO DSB Cases, Multi-fiber Arrangement Development and Sovereign Wealth Fund cases. FTA and Customs Cases: A dispute between a Fortune 500 company with a foreign government regarding ASEAN. A dispute between a Fortune-500 company with China Customs regarding Tariff Classification. 
----Joined Guangsherng & Partners in 2006 as partner, Beijing Office China.
Handled investment and trade cases for foreign clients, i.e. Catterpillar, LSI, GE and other huge companies. Successfully helped many chemical producers, steel product producers in winning several anti-dumping cases with low duty rates.
PUBLICATIOSNS:
Published many articles on anti-dumping and other trade law issues in Journal of International Trade, China Business Daily, etc.
Networking with Chinese Government: Developed strong network with colleagues in the Ministry’s departments, especially in Bureau of Fair Trade, Law and Treaty, Foreign Investment, and WTO Departments, as well as other ministries like China Customs, Ministry of Finance, etc.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
International trade, International Investment and Arbitration, Competition Law.
 
Dr. Likai Li , Senior Partner
E-mail: lkl@gslaw.com.cn
EDUCATION
---PH. D. (Economics), Queen’s University, Kingston, ONT, Canada
---LLM, California State University at San Jose, California, U.S.A
---Master of Law (LLM), Law School of Huanghe University, China
EXPERIENCE
 --Served for 3 years as government official and legal counsel of the Department of International Trade in charge of WTO Negotiations, currently named the Bureau of Fair Trade for Import & Export, PRC Ministry of Commerce. Involved in drafting PRC trade law and PRC anti-dumping regulations as Attorney.
---As founding partner, established Guangsheng & Partners in Beijing in late 1996.
---Admitted to Bar in late 1995, joined China Legal Affairs Center practicing as independent Attorney.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
 International trade, International Investment, International litigation and arbitration
--- Listed in WHO’S WHO LEGAL: TRADE & CUSTOMS, EDITION from 2002 to now. Please see the website: www.whoswholegal.com.
--- Listed in Chambers Global: WTO/International Trade, EDITION from 2002 to now. Please see the Website: www.chamberssecure.com.
 
Qing Song, Partner, Attorney
--- Graduated from school of Kyoto University with LLM., majoring in civil law and criminal law
--- 1987 ~1992, acted as a judge in higher people’s court and intermediate people’s court in China
--- 1998 ~2003, worked and practiced in OHABHSHI and ITOGA-SOGA law firms and investment & consultation agency
--- Beijing outstanding attorney by Beijing Lawyers Association in 2005
--- Granted Legal Service Excellent Performance Award by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice in 2006
--- Qualified as a tax agent, arbitrator and independent director
 
Other team members:
Including more than ten lawyers and CPAs graduating from famous law school and business college in the United States, UK, Australia and China, who are closely related to G&P’s outstanding performance.  
 
III. The track record
1. Antidumping and countervailing investigations
▪ Coated Bleached Folding Imported from the United States
▪ CSPV cells from China to the United States (represented Suntech Power)
▪ Certain High-Performance Stainless Steel Seamless Tubes from European  Union and Japan
▪ DDGS Imported from the United States (represented all mandatory respondents)
▪ Photographic Paper from US, EU and Japan  (represented Kodak)
▪ Aluminum Extrusions from China to the United States
▪ Multilayered wood flooring from China to the United States (3%)
▪ Steel wheels from China to the United States
▪ Steel grating from China to the United States
▪ Wire decking from China to the United States (0%)
▪ Optical Fiber from the United States
▪ Methanol from Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand
▪ Certain Iron or Steel Fasteners imported from EU
▪ Polyamide-6,6 from EU, Taiwan and US
▪ KASR exported from USA to China (the lowest duty rate)
▪ Plastics Processing Machinery exported to India from China
▪ Dimethyl cyclosiloxane/cyclic dimethyl siloxane from Thailand and Korea
▪ Steel nails exported to U.S. from China
▪ Acetone imported from Japan, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan
▪ Methyl Ethyl Ketone imported from Japan, Singapore and Taiwan
▪ POLYESTER STAPLE FIBER Exported to U.S. from China (represented the largest Chinese producer and the rate was 3.49%)
▪ PVC Exported to India from China (represented several Chinese respondents)
▪ BPA from Japan, Singapore, Korea and Taiwan
▪ Electrolytic Capacitor imported from Japan (Represented DAIFUKU PAPER M. F. G CO., LTD)
▪ Potato Starch Products imported from EU (Represented ROQUETTE Freres S. A. (France) and Represented European Starch Industry Association)
▪ Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod Exported to USA from China (represented Shougang)
▪ Graphite Electrode exported to U.S. from China (got separate rate)
▪ Manmade & Synthetic Yarns exported to Turkey from China
▪ HEDP exported to U.S. from China (0%)
▪ Inner Spring exported to U.S. from China (got separate rate)
▪ HEDP and ATMP exported to U.S. from China
▪ PET exported to U.S. from China (3.49%)
▪ Laminated Woven Sacks  exported to U.S. from China(got separate rate)
▪ New Pneumatic Off-The-Road-Tires exported to U.S. from China (got separate rate)
▪ Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe exported to U.S. from China
▪ Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube
▪ Butanols from Russia, US, Malaysia, South Africa, EU and Japan
▪ Octanol (Octyl Alcohol) Products imported from Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan, EU and Indonesia (no injury)
▪ Lined Paper School Suppliers Exported to USA from China
▪ Silk Fabrics exported to India from China
▪ Certain footwear with uppers of leather exported to EU from China
▪ Certain Air-conditioners Exported to Turkey from China
▪ Wear resistant overlay paper imported from USA and EU
▪ Polybutylene Terephthalate Resin (PBT) imported from Japan and Taiwan
▪ Catechol imported from USA and Japan
▪ Spandex imported from Japan, Singapore, Korea, USA and Taiwan
▪ Sunset review of cold-rolled stainless steel sheet (Represented Gillette)
▪ Diamond Sawblades Exported to USA from P.R.China
▪ ECH from Russia, Korea, Japan and US
▪ 7-Hydroxy imported from Japan, EU and USA. (Represented FMC (USA), price undertaking)
▪ EPDM from US, Korea and the Netherlands
▪ Dimethyl cyclosiloxane imported from Japan, USA, Britain and Germany (Represented GE (USA), GE-Bayer (Germany),  GE-Toshiba (Japan), obtained very minimum margin)
▪ BPA imported from Japan, Russia, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan
▪ Unbleached Kraft Liner/ Linerboard imported from USA, Thailand, Korea and Taiwan
▪ Plastic sacks and bags exported to EU from China
▪ Wood Floor Exported to Canada from P.R.China
▪ Magnesium Metal Exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Tissue Paper and Crepe Paper Exported to USA from P.R.China
▪ Hydrazine Hydrate from Japan, Korea and USA (Represented Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan, Represented KOC (Korea), obtained the lowest margin)
▪ CR Products from EU, USA and Japan (Represented Polimerieuropa)
▪ Nylon 6/66 Products from Taiwan (represented all Taiwan respondents, 0%)
▪ Optical Fiber Products from USA, Korea and Japan (Represented OFS Fitel, LLC)
▪ Chloroform Products from India, USA, EU and Korea (Represented Gujarat Alklis and Chemicals Ltd.) 
▪ Ethanolamine Products from Japan, USA, Germany, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mexio and 
Iran (Represented OUCC (Taiwan), Represented Iran National Petrochemical Complex (Iran), Represented Iran Arak Petrochemical Company (Iran)
▪ Shrimp Exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Handtrucks Exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Wooden Bedroom Furniture exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Pet Chips exported to USA from P.R. China 
▪ Lighters exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Plastic sacks and bags exported to EU from China
▪ Color TV sets exported to USA from PR China
▪ Phenol Products from USA, Korea, Japan and Taiwan (Represented Dow Chemical Company, Represented Shell Chemical LP, Represented Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation)
▪ TDI Products from USA, Japan and Korea (Represented Dow Chemical Company; Represented Huntsman International LLC; Represented Lyondell Chemical Company; Represented Arch Chemicals, Inc.)
▪ PVC Products from Korea, Japan, Taiwan,USA and Russia (Represented Shin-Etsu Corporation. (Japan); Represented Shin-tech Inc.)
▪ Cold Rolled Steel Plate Products from Russia, Korea, Ukraine, Kazakhastan and 
Tawan
▪ Styrene Butadiene Rubber from Korea, Japan and Russia (Represented Omsk Cholchuk Ltd.)
▪ Phthalic Anhydride from Korea, Japan and India (Represented Kohap Chemical Corporation (Korea); Represented IG Petrochemicals Ltd.)
▪ Carbon steel fittings exported to USA from P.R. China
▪ Ferrovanadium from China and South Africa to US
▪ Sunset review of antidumping duty imposed on imports of Metallurgical coke from P.R. China
▪ EU Catechol from Italy and France (Represented Rhodia S.A. Company (France) , the lowest margin)
▪ Coated Art Paper Products from Korea, Japan, US and Finland
▪ Caprolactam Products from Japan, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Russia 
▪ Cold-rolled carbon steel flat from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Japan. Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, P.R.China, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela to US
▪ Acrylic Ester from Singapore (Represented Singapore Acrylic Ester Pte Ltd, a joint venture set up by Toagosei and Sumitomo
▪ Methylene Chloride from Holland, Germany, US, Korea and UK
▪ PSF from Korea (Represented Korean Samheung Corporation, obtain rate of 5%)
▪ PET Chips from Korea (Represented Korean Kohap Corporation)
▪ L-lysine from US, Korea and India
▪ Polystyrene from Japan, Korea and Thailand (Represented Dainippon Ink Chemicals Incorporation, No-Injury Determination)
▪ Acrylic Easter from Japan, Europe and USA (Represented 4 major companies)
▪ Hot-rolled carbon steel flat from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, P.R.China, Romania, South Africa,Taiwan, Thailand and Ukraine to US (Represented Pangang Group)
▪ Stainless steel products from Korea (Represented all six Korean responding companies) 
▪ Sebacic Acid from China to the U.S. (Represented all 5 Companies)
▪ Cold Rolled Silicon Steel Products from Russia
▪ Crawfish from China to the U.S. (Represented all 8 Companies)
▪ PET Film from Korea
▪ Mushrooms from China to the U.S. (Represented all 19 Companies)
▪ Silicon Carbide from China to the U.S. (Represented all 10 Companies)
▪ Sulfanilic acid from China to Australia (Represented all 6 Chinese Companies)
▪ Garlic from China to Canada (Represented all fifteen Chinese Companies)
2. Other cases
▪ Safeguard investigation on Certain Steel products.
(Represented 16 Member Companies of European Steel Tube Association (ESTA). (EU); Represented Leman Commodities S.A. (Geneva, Switzaland);Represented Azovstal Iron & Steel Works (Ukraine))
 
 

 
 
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