JunHe is among the first group of Chinese law firms to deliver legal services relating to international trade. Consistently at the forefront of international trade practice, we are credited with many brilliant achievements. These achievements include representing enterprises both at home and abroad and the government in antidumping, countervailing duties, safeguards investigations in major jurisdictions as well as U.S. Section 337 investigations and other international trade disputes. We also advise enterprises on matters related to customs laws and import and export laws. The legal environment for international trade and investment is always changing. JunHe stays abreast with these changes and advises large enterprises at home and abroad on trade compliance matters related to export controls, economic sanctions, anti-foreign sanctions laws and blocking rules, as well as on WTO and international treaties such as regional free trade/ investment agreements and dispute settlement. We seek optimal solutions to complex legal issues across jurisdictions and related to international law.
JunHe's international trade team includes more than 20 partners and associates, who have graduated from top law schools in the PRC and overseas. Our lawyers specialize in international trade law and practice and are proficient in a range of languages, including Chinese, English and Japanese. We deliver a full range of professional services, tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs.
Each year, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Asia-Pacific Rankings recognize our international trade attorneys as leading lawyers in antidumping practice in China, based on our outstanding market contributions, legal expertise and depth of experience.
Key Practice Areas
Trade remedies. We represent foreign clients in antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguards investigations initiated by the PRC government. We also defend Chinese clients in investigations initiated by foreign governments on antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguards.
U.S. Section 337 Investigations. We represent both Chinese and foreign clients in their defense of U.S. Section 337 investigations. We also provide strategic advice on intellectual property and dispute prevention.
Customs. We counsel clients on customs matters (including customs valuation, customs classification of commodities, transnational corporations transfer pricing, origin of goods, free trade zone affairs) and provide legal advice and on-site guidance during customs audits. We represent both Chinese and foreign clients in negotiations with the General Administration of Customs and their local counterparts in the PRC. We also represent Chinese clients and communicate with foreign customs authorities in connection with customs matters outside China.
Trade compliance. We counsel clients on trade compliance matters related to export control and economic sanctions in major jurisdictions around the world (the PRC, U.S., EU, UK and Canada) and the anti-foreign sanctions laws and counteracting rules of the PRC.
International treaty legal advice and dispute resolution. We advise clients on matters related to the World Trade Organization (WTO), regional free trade agreements and international investment agreements, and represent clients in dispute settlement proceedings related to the WTO, regional trade agreements and international investment.
Import & export laws. We act for clients in the preparation and review of contracts for the international sale of goods of various types, industries and products. Wealso advise them on maritime law and related insurance issues and represent them in disputes over international trade.
A Nationwide Leader in Trade Remedies
Our international trade group includes some of the first domestic lawyers to engage in antidumping and countervailing duty practice in China. For more than 20 years, we have defended both Chinese and foreign companies in hundreds of antidumping and countervailing duties investigations initiated by major jurisdictions, such as the U.S., EU, China and Canada. We prevailed in the great majority of cases, obtaining zero or low duties or termination of cases.
A Pioneer in U.S. Section 337 Investigations
Our international trade group has handled many of the U.S. Section 337 investigations in China as a pioneer in the development of this practice area in the Chinese market. When determining a Section 337 case in 2006, the United States International Trade Commission held that JunHe’s lawyers, admitted to practice law in the PRC and New York, could have access to all trade secrets, including those of the claimant. This ruling guaranteed JunHe’s right to deliver substantial advice in connection with the Section 337 investigation and set a precedent for representation by qualified PRC lawyers and other non-American lawyers in future investigations. In 2012, the United States International Trade Commission held that JunHe’s lawyers could simultaneously act for clients in a U.S. Section 337 investigation and the related litigation commenced within China. Such determination expanded the role of Chinese lawyers in Section 337 investigations in China and the U.S.
A Practitioner of International Cooperation and Government Communications
Over the years, we have fostered strong ties with top-tier international trade law firms as well as close communications with China’s Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, and the chambers and societies of commerce for import and export. Through such cooperation and communication, our international trade team has real-time access to the latest updates and judicial practices in China as well as to foreign laws and policies. Our team leverages the latest international trade rules and most effective remedies to protect the best interests of our clients and to prevent or mitigate fines arising out of the misuse or abuse of international trade rules by law enforcement agencies.
A Trendsetter in Trade Compliance and International Law
In recent years, the legal environment for international trade and investment has changed dramatically. The export control and economic sanctions in different jurisdictions are beginning to deeply affect the global operations of Chinese and foreign enterprises, and the conflict of laws created by the corresponding anti-foreign sanctions laws and counteracting rules further complicates the environment faced by enterprises. With the rise of regional trade and investment agreements, enterprises need to understand international treaties which are more complex than in the previous WTO era, and even to actively participate in rulemaking. Once again JunHe is at the very forefront of legal service trends, advising large enterprises at home and abroad on trade compliance matters related to export control and economic sanctions in major jurisdictions around the world (the PRC, U.S., EU, UK and Canada) and the anti-foreign sanctions laws and counteracting rules of the PRC. JunHe also advises on WTO and international treaties such as regional trade/ investment agreements and dispute resolution, seeking optimal solutions to complex legal issues across jurisdictions and related to international law.