Practice Areas

Anti-subsidy or “countervailing measures” are trade instruments allowable under the WTO to protect domestic producers against unfairly subsidized imports. The WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures regulate the actions that countries can take to mitigate the adverse effects of subsidized goods that are causing, or threatening to cause, material injury to domestic industries. Such trade remedy instruments are used to “level the playing field” between domestic and imported goods, they also serve as a tool by which companies can manage the global competition.