Folkert specialises in international trade law, general EU and WTO law, and customs law. He is particularly well regarded in the area of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, having successfully represented clients in over 150 anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including landmark EU and US cases. Recent anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard proceedings in which Folkert has acted include: Solar Panels, Bicycles, Biodiesel, Organic Coated Steel, Aluminium Road Wheels, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), WWAN Modems, and Fatty Alcohol. Folkert was counsel to India in the historic WTO anti-dumping dispute concerning EC – Bed Linen, where the question of ‘zeroing’ was settled, and is also involved in the WTO proceedings concerning Trade in Large Civil Aircraft. He has co-authored two handbooks with Edwin Vermulst, published a number of articles, and speaks regularly at conferences. A graduate of Stanford University, he clerked with the European Commission and has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1990. Folkert is ranked in Band 1 in Europe and Belgium in Chambers Global.
Over the past decades, many international trade developments have made it into the news. The high-profile nature of some of these cases has caused them to attract worldwide attention and coverage. Products as diverse as solar panels, aeroplanes and bananas; countries ranging from China to Ecuador to Tanzania; disputes being litigated in NAFTA, ASEAN and the WTO – all these aspects are components of the eclectic nature of international trade. Part of this broad spectrum is formed by trade remedies and this book aims to provide those dealing with international trade and customs with a horizontal overview of the use of trade remedies in multiple jurisdictions.
This book provides a contemporary overview of the most relevant legislation and recent developments relating to the main trade defence instruments, such as anti‑dumping and subsidies. Each chapter will focus on a particular jurisdiction, including that of the WTO, and include discussions on particular trade investigations and disputes, the relevant legal frameworks and recent changes to trade regimes, the expected trends and upcoming changes and their effects within the world of international trade.
In this book:
- Folkert Graafsma and Joris Cornelis, Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers (V V G B)
World Trade Organization
- Philippe De Baere, Van Bael & Bellis
- Eurasian Economic Union
- European Union
- United States