Trade Defense

Trade Defense - Greenlane The Alliance of European Customs and Trade Law Firms

Trade defense (trade remedies) investigations

The members of Greenlane act on behalf of exporters to the EU and EU importers affected by anti-dumping, anti-subsidy (countervailing duty) or safeguard proceedings. We cover all aspects of such investigations before the European Commission by preparing applications, completing questionnaires, drafting submissions, attending on-the-spot verifications, representing clients at hearings and meetings with the Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Trade and other DGs.   We also assist companies in the presentation of their case to the Member States’ officials in charge of handling trade defense investigations.

In addition, we provide strategic advice to companies who wish to prepare for future anti-dumping/anti-subsidy actions or who wish to manage the aftermath of an anti-dumping measure, including interim and sunset reviews, anti-absorption and anti-circumvention investigations as well as refund applications to recover duties paid.


We represent companies before the Courts of the European Union in Luxembourg by challenging trade remedies, or supporting such measures when challenged by others (through interventions).

Before the customs and tax Courts of the Member States, we represent importers opposing the collection, or claiming the reimbursement by customs of anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed through Commission Regulations.  Our ability to involve trade defense lawyers in Brussels experienced in the Commission’s investigations leading to the adoption of these Regulations makes it possible to raise arguments that are not often available to customs and trade lawyers in the EU’s Member States.

We also ensure that the whole team is included in the process and that no one is left out during the turnaround. The most crucial part is ensuring some degree of financial stability during the turnaround.

This is the most worrying part for most clients going through or needing a turnaround; it means that incoming cash flows will change completely. We help ease these issues through fantastic financial projections and a realistic view of what can be accomplished.

Creating a list of potential qualified prospects for your service or product can be daunting when you’re beginning your business. However, this needs to be considered as a follow up on your Target Market Analysis so you can hit the ground running.

how can we help you?

For more information, please contact the team at GreenLane.

Greenlane, a network of firms in Europe is the first to be able to give integrated, cross-border EU customs and trade legal advice.

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