Chambers Seminar: Antitrust and International Trade
Trade War or Fair Competition?
This session will focus on what to look out for in domestic and international markets from antitrust and trade controls perspectives.
The trade war has re-shaped international trade globally, and is escalating from tangible goods to control over technology and the digital future. Staying compliant has never been as challenging for businesses. We will look into the issues that have evolved from the tariff measures, such as additional tariffs, routine trade remedies and customs enforcements when a business moves around the globe.
We will dive deep into the more troubling sanctions and economic control issues that everyone is trying hard to keep up with, such as the U.S sanctions over Iran, the U.S. controls over emerging technologies, and the new Chinese Unreliable Entity List and sanctions over companies involved in arms sales to Taipei. We will also examine how the national security issue plays an essential role in the trade control measures adopted by the U.S, and now China.
Following the discussion about trade, we will look at the following factors in relation to the Anti-Monopoly Law:
- Would an all-export product exempt you from China’s Anti-Monopoly Law?
- New antitrust regulations issued by SAMR (which will take effect on September 1, 2019) on cooperation/JV/distribution/supply agreements - will they give in-house counsel more comfort or challenges in advising internal clients?
- What to look for in those agreements?
- What does “equal treatment of all business operators” under such new Antitrust Regulations of SAMR mean?
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
(David) Weiyang Tang
David has over 19 years of experience in trade and customs, cross-border government investigations and compliance matters. He represents Chinese and foreign clients in internal trade compliance audits, end user due diligence and verification, helps clients develop compliance programs for coping with U.S. sanctions and export controls, and advises on sanctions/export controls for their business involving sanctioned countries. David’s practice also covers the full spectrum of customs matters. He offers strategic and practical business solutions to exporters and importers in their long-term business planning. David is highly experienced in high-stake international trade investigations (i.e. antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguard, 337, 301) related to imports to U.S., EU, and PRC. His hands-on approach and ability to quickly understand clients’ business has consistently enabled him to obtain the most favorable results in complex trade cases.
Yingling Wei is a partner of JunHe and heading JunHe’s anti-trust practice group. Ms. Wei has over 23 years of experience in the PRC legal practice. Her main focus has been anti-trust, M&A and private equity investment. Since the effectiveness of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law, Ms. Wei has represented multinational companies and Chinese companies in their merger control filings, advice on cartel, distribution and other AML compliance issues as well as multiple government investigation cases initiated by China AML enforcement agencies including NDRC, MOFCOM and SAIC. Ms. Wei has been invited by the foregoing agencies in formulating AML regulations frequently.