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.
The International Trade Law Review - 4th Edition
It has been said that ‘smooth seas don’t produce skilful sailors’. And indeed, stakeholders tasked with navigating the treacherous waters of international trade have, over the past year, certainly needed to find their sea legs like at few other times in recent memory.
In this book:
- Folkert Graafsm, Joris Cornelis and Drew Sundberg, VVGB Advocaten
World Trade Organization
- Philippe De Baere, Van Bael & Bellis
- Eurasian Economic Union
- European Union
- United States