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Here you will find case studies that offer an expanded look at how we apply our experience in specific situations on behalf of clients. We have longstanding relationships with many clients. The following are some examples of how we serve their interests.
EU Customs – Fighting Against Unilateral Increases in EU Customs Duties
The issue: Our client was an importer of photomask compacts that it made in the US and supplied to EU photomask suppliers, who in turn sold the complete kit to the EU semiconductor manufacturing industry, which used the photomasks to engrave computer...
EU Customs Duty Recovery – Fighting Retroactive Customs Duty Demands
The issue: One of our German clients makes tire repair kits using a proprietary solvent produced in Germany and miniature air pumps imported from China. One day it received a series of retroactive customs demands for several million euros from the Ge...
EU Customs Duty Recovery – Obtaining Repayments of EU Anti-Dumping Duties
The issue: Three clients, located in Italy, France and Germany, were paying 15% anti-dumping duties on the importation of mechanical equipment from the same supplier in China. In three years, their total duty liability had exceeded €3 million. The...
EU Customs Duty Reduction – EU Industry Sourcing Key Raw Materials
The issue: Our clients were paying 6.5% EU customs duties on imports of chemical compounds supplied from China and Taiwan used to make adhesives in the EU. This product was in short supply in the EU market at the time and the additional EU customs du...
EU Customs Duty Reduction – US Exports To The European Union
The issue: Our client shipped high value lubricants from its US production plants to its blending plant in the EU. These imports were subject to an average of 5.5% in EU customs duty which converted to a very large annual customs tax bill in the EU. ...
EU Trade Remedies – Preventing the Adoption of EU Anti-Dumping Measures
The issue: Chinese exporters of cold-rolled flat stainless steel products, used mainly in the construction of automobiles and household appliances in the EU, were accused of dumping their merchandise into the EU. The EU stainless steel industry was a...
EU Trade Remedies – Protecting the Interests of Non-EU Exporters
The issue: Our client, a Chinese solar wafers and cells manufacturer listed on the NYSE, was accused of dumping its products on the EU market and causing injury to the EU solar modules industry. The client is one of the world’s largest producers of s...
EU Trade Remedies – Protection Against Dumping for the EU Industry
The issue: Despite anti-dumping measures already in place, our client, an EU association of tartaric acid producers, was suffering unfair competition from outside the EU in the form of dumped prices because the existing anti-dumping duties were too l...
EU Trade Remedies – Reversing the Process of Outsourcing Production
The issue: Our clients were EU manufacturers of certain air compressors who also had established plants in China producing the same merchandise. These investments in China had been made because their EU production was being priced out of the market b...
EU Litigation Against Trade Remedy Measures
The issue: Our client, a Chinese exporter of ironing boards, was accused of dumping its products into the EU market. Our client was initially faced with a provisional anti-dumping margin of 26% because it was denied Market Economy Treatment (MET). We...
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