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Ye Li concentrates on international trade and WTO laws, specifically trade remedy, customs, export control, economic sanction, supply chain and trade regulatory compliance. Ye is experienced with interpreting and applying the laws and working with administering authorities.

Ye has extensive experience with trade remedy investigations and trade regulatory measures. He has represented a very large number of exporters and industry associations in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations/reviews in many jurisdictions, including the EU, the US, India, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico, Turkey and China. As the government counsel, Ye worked in a series of WTO dispute settlement proceedings between China and the US in relation to China’s anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports from the US.

Further, Ye advised clients on a variety of customs matters, including classification, valuation, country of origin, China’s processing trade regime and FTA. He assisted clients to respond to customs audit and investigation. Ye also advised export control and economic sanction matters, including controlled item classification, licensing, internal audit and investigation and regulatory compliance. In recent years, Ye assisted many clients in solar panel, aluminum and automobile sectors on supply chain regulation and compliance matters.

Ye is a regular researcher on international trade law. He managed many advisory research programs for government clients including anti-circumvention, evaluation of Chinese trade remedy instruments and the Rules Negotiation of Doha Round.

For years, Ye has been recommended by Chambers Global (Band 1), Chambers Asia – Pacific (Band 1), Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers and Legal 500. Cited by Chambers as “a brilliant strategist who backs up the high-level thinking with an ability to carve into the details of the most complicated products and supply chains”. Described by Legal 500 testimonials as “Brilliant case strategist; intuitive ability to identify the key issues of each case; extremely hard-working; highly ethical and a pleasure to work with. Manages a team of attorneys at staff deployed on client site simultaneously in many countries. At once retains both the big picture of ongoing disputes as well as the minutiae of individual clients’ particular situations. Excellent at collaborating with other firms. One of the top international trade attorneys in the world.”

Ye graduated from Tianjin University, China with LLB degree. Afterwards he received LLM degree of International and European Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands and LLM degree of Business Law from the University of California, Berkeley, respectively.

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