The International Trade Law Review - 5th Edition

The International Trade Law Review - 5th Edition

Pages: 214

ISBN: 978-1-83862-054-7

  • £350.00

In the years since the first edition the dynamics of trade have fundamentally changed in a disturbing manner. As also noted last year, the spectre of Brexit is looming ever closer. Second, the dynamics of the interwoven jumbo economy of ‘Chimerica’ continue to be rewritten and deteriorate as we speak, with trade policies being abused as instruments to meet political goals. Third, and arguably even more fundamental, the asphyxiation of the Appellate Body slowly continues, despite multiple attempts by over 20 members to rewrite the Appellate Review process and find creative solutions.

In this book: 


  • Editors' Preface
    • Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis 
      VVGB Advocaten
  • World Trade Organization
    • Philippe De Baere
      Van Bael & Bellis
  • Administering European Justice Legal Secretaries (Référendaires)
    • Michael-James Clifton and Pekka Pohjankoski
      EFTA Court


  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Eurasian Economic Union
  • European Union
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United States

Folkert Graafsma, VVGB Advocaten

Folkert concentrates on international trade law, general EU and WTO law. He is particularly well regarded in the areas of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, having successfully represented clients in over 170 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including landmark EU and US cases. Folkert has been actively involved in approximately 18 EU court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He has co-authored two handbooks with Edwin Vermulst, published over 20 articles and speaks regularly at conferences. Folkert is a graduate of the Law and Business School of Stanford University, and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1990. Folkert initially clerked with the European Commission (DG Trade), before joining a top US law firm and co-founding VVGB. Folkert is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500.

Joris Cornelis, VVGB Advocaten

Joris specialises in international trade law, general EU and WTO law, customs law and sanctions. He has worked extensively and has in-depth expertise in the area of anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards, having successfully represented companies and governments in more than 100 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings started by the EU, India, Argentina, Brazil and Russia, including landmark cases such as Biodiesel, Solar Panels, Tyres for Buses and Lorries, OCTG Pipes, WWAN Modems, Herbicides, HRF and PTA. Joris has been involved in approximately 20 EU court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. In recent years, he has successfully represented Kuiburi Fruit Canning Co, Ltd, Zhejiang Xinanchem, PT Ecogreen Oleochemicals, PT Ciliandra Perkasa, PT Pelita Agung Agrindustri and Changmao Biochemical Engineering Co, Ltd in EU court proceedings.

In the field of WTO dispute settlement, Joris was co-counsel for Indonesia in EU – Biodiesel (Indonesia) and for Ukraine in Ukraine – Ammonium Nitrate (Russia). He continues to be involved in the WTO proceedings concerning Trade in Large Civil Aircraft. Joris clerked with the European Commission and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2006. He obtained a law degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium), an LLM degree from Kyushu University (Japan) and a doctorate degree from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Bar, Joris was a teaching assistant at the University of Hong Kong and the academic assistant for the 2005 WTO Asia-Pacific regional trade policy course. Joris is listed by Chambers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and has been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal Media Group’s Rising Stars Guide since 2015.


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