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Edmund Sim
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Edmund W. Sim

Chambers Expert Guide and Asialaw-rated practice focuses on trade remedies (including antidumping and countervailing duties), Section 301, safeguards, customs, foreign investment, intellectual property, antitrust, competition and other issues. He has participated in over 130 trade remedy proceedings involving products from semiconductors to shrimps and economies as diverse as China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Based in Singapore, Mr. Sim represents exporters and governments in international trade disputes between Asia and Latin America, Canada, Africa, Europe and the United States, and within Asia itself. Mr. Sim has provided assistance to government trade ministries in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, the Philippines and Indonesia in the implementation of antidumping and countervailing duty laws, rules of origin, free trade agreements, and investment laws. Much of this work involves application of the WTO agreements. Mr. Sim has participated in dispute resolution proceedings under the WTO, GATT, NAFTA and U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement. He has also participated in U.S. antitrust investigations involving the extraterritorial application of U.S. unfair competition law to Southeast Asian companies and governments. Mr. Sim has also represented companies in dealing with the economic integration of the ASEAN economies through the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, the ASEAN Investment Area and the ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme. Mr. Sim regularly provides advice to major Japanese, American and European multinational corporations regarding developments in ASEAN.

Mr. Sim frequently speaks on international trade issues to corporate and university audiences and has provided commentary on trade issues to news sources such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Straits Times, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Standard, Channel News Asia, People's Daily, Reuters, AFX, Bloomberg, BBC and CNBC.

Relevant Experience

U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard cases handled:

à        Antifriction Bearings from Singapore (1994-2004)

à        Antifriction Bearings from Thailand (1997)

à        Bicycles from China (1996)

à        Brake Drums from China (1996)

à        Brake Rotors from China (1996-2002)

à        Canned Mushrooms from China (2006-)

à        Canned Mushrooms from Indonesia (1998-2004)

à        Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand (2001)

à        Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia (1995)

à        Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan (1994)

à        Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan (1993)

à        Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from China (2007-)

à        Cold Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Canada (1993)

à        Cold Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Indonesia (2000)

à        Cold Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Japan (1993)

à        Collated Roofing Nails from China (1996)

à        Collated Roofing Nails from Taiwan (1996)

à        Color Television Receivers from Taiwan (1996)

à        Compact Ductile Iron Waterworks from China (1993)

à        Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Products from Canada (1993)

à        Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Canada (1993)

à        Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China (1995)

à        Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Indonesia (1998-2001)

à        Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Ukraine (1996)

à        Desk Drawer Slides from China (1994)

à        DRAM Semiconductors from Taiwan (1999)

à        Extruded Rubber Thread from Indonesia (2001)

à        Extruded Rubber Thread from Malaysia (1992-2004)

à        Folding Chairs and Tables from China (2005)

à        Folding Gift Boxes from China (2001)

à        Fresh Cut Flowers from Colombia (1994)

à        Fresh Cut Roses from Colombia (1994)

à        Fresh Cut Roses from Ecuador (1994)

à        Frozen Fish Fillets from Vietnam (2002)

à        Helical Spring Lock Washers from China (1994-2003)

à        Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Canada (1993)

à        Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Products from Indonesia (2001)

à        Iron Construction Castings from China (1993)

à        Lead and Bismuth Steel Bar from Brazil (1993)

à        Light Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China (2007-)

à        Melamine Institutional Dinnerware from China (1996)

à        Melamine Institutional Dinnerware from Indonesia (1996)

à        Melamine Institutional Dinnerware from Taiwan (1996)

à        Non-Malleable Pipe Fittings from China (2004)

à        Oil Country Tubular Goods from Indonesia (2002)

à        Paint Brushes from China (1996)

à        Paint Brushes from Indonesia (1999)

à        PC Strand from Thailand (2003)

à        Persulfates from China (2000-2003)

à        Pipe from Malaysia (2001)

à        Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan (1999-2003)

à        Polyethylene Retail Carrying Bags from Malaysia (2004)

à        Polyethylene Retail Carrying Bags from Thailand (2004)

à        Polystyrene from Indonesia (2000)

à        Polyvinyl Alcohol from Taiwan (1994-1998)

à        Rubber Tape from India (1999)

à        SRAM Semiconductors from Taiwan (1996)

à        Stainless Steel Angle from Japan (1994)

à        Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil (1993)

à        Stainless Steel Bar from Japan (1994)

à        Stainless Steel Bar from Taiwan (1996)

à        Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Malaysia (2000-2006)

à        Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan (1996)

à        Standard Line Pipe from Taiwan (1996-2002)

à        Steel (2001)

à        Steel Wire Rod from Indonesia (2001-2005)

à        Tapered Roller Bearings from China (2005-2006)

à        Warm Water Shrimp from Thailand (2004)

à        Warm Water Shrimp from Vietnam (2004)

à        Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Malaysia (1994)

EU antidumping and countervailing duty cases handled:

à        Bicycles from Thailand (2001)

à        Compact Disk Cases from China (2000)

à        Compact Disk Recordable from Hong Kong (2005)

à        Compact Disk Recordable from Malaysia (2005)

à        Dicyandiamide from China (2006)

à        Digital Versatile Discs-Recordable from Taiwan (2005)

à        Footwear from China (2005)

à        Footwear from Vietnam (2005)

à        Personal Fax Machines from Taiwan (1997)

à        PET Resin from Taiwan (2006)

à        Plastic Bags from China (2005)

à        Plastic Bags from Malaysia (2005)

à        Plastic Bags from Thailand (2005)

à        Polyvinyl Alcohol from Taiwan (2006)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from China (2001-2003)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from Indonesia (2004)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from Malaysia (2004)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from the Philippines (2000-2004)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from Singapore (2000)

à        Stainless Steel Fasteners from Taiwan (2004)

Other antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard cases handled:

à        A4 Paper from Indonesia (South Africa) (1998)

à        Acrylic Ester from Malaysia (China) (2001-2003)

à        Air Conditioners from China (Turkey) (2005)

à        Brake Rotors from China (Australia) (2000)

à        Carbon Black from India (Indonesia) (1996-2004)

à        Carbon Black from India (South Africa) (2000)

à        Carbon Black from India (Malaysia) (2003)

à        Carbon Black from Korea (Indonesia) (1999-2003)

à        Carbon Black from Thailand (Indonesia) (1996-2004)

à        Carbon Black from Thailand (South Africa) (2000)

à        Carbon Steel Plate from Indonesia (Canada) (1999)

à        Cathode Ray Tubes from Malaysia (Thailand) (2004)

à        Ceramic Dinnerware (Indonesia) (2005)

à        Citric Acid from China (Thailand) (2003)

à        Draw Textured Yarn from Taiwan (Korea) (2005)

à        Galvanized Steel Sheet from Taiwan (Canada) (2001)

à        Electric Smoothing Irons from Singapore (Korea) (1997)

à        Float Glass from Indonesia (Thailand) (1996)

à        Hollow Structural Steel Sections from Malaysia (Australia) (2006)

à        Hollow Structural Steel Sections from Taiwan (Australia) (2006)

à        Hot Rolled Steel Sheet from China (Canada) (2001)

à        Hot Rolled Steel Sheet from Russia (Philippines) (2000)

à        Hot Rolled Steel Sheet from Thailand (Canada) (2001)

à        Hot-Rolled Steel Sheet from various countries (Thailand) (2001)

à        Linear Low Density Polyethylene from Thailand (Australia) (2002)

à        Medium Density Fiberboard from Thailand (Korea) (2001)

à        Methylene Chloride from Germany (China) (2001-2002)

à        Methylene Chloride from the U.S. (China) (2001-2002)

à        PET Resin from Taiwan (Turkey) (2004-2005)

à        Pipe from China (Indonesia) (1999)

à        Polyester Staple Fiber from India (Turkey) (2002-2003)

à        Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan (India) (2001-2002)

à        Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan (Turkey) (2002-2003)

à        Polystyrene from Hong Kong (India) (1999)

à        Polystyrene from Thailand (China) (2001)

à        Polyurethane from the U.S. (India) (2001-2002)

à        Stainless Steel Pipe from Taiwan (Malaysia) (1996)

à        Stainless Steel Sheet from EU (Thailand) (2002-2003)

à        Stainless Steel Sheet from Japan (Thailand) (2002-2003)

à        Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Malaysia (South Africa) (1997)

à        Wheat Flour from Sri Lanka (Indonesia) (2006)

Other trade advisory matters involving:

à        U.S. antitrust investigation of rubber thread from Indonesia and Malaysia

à        U.S. and EU antitrust compliance program for multinational corporation

à        Civil and criminal customs investigations of companies in Asia

à        Customs classification of electronics and consumer goods in Asia

à        Customs valuation of consumer goods and automotive products in Asia

à        Anti-circumvention investigations related to anti-dumping duty orders

à        Import monitoring program for sensitive products

à        Economic sanctions and trade restrictions related to national security

à        ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme application for 4 countries

à        Disputes regarding origin of goods under ASEAN Free Trade Area

à        Investment advice regarding US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

à        Support of Thailand and Singapore free trade agreement negotiations

à        Support of WTO Uruguay Round and Doha Round negotiations

à        Consistency of Asian government policies with WTO agreements

à        WTO and free trade agreement dispute resolution

à        Settlement negotiations for antidumping and other trade remedy investigations

à        Written expert advice on antidumping for arbitration proceeding

à        Phylosanitary restrictions in Asia on food and beverage products

à        Potential litigation and U.S. foreign investment regulations on Asian investment in U.S.

à        U.S. regulation of Asian agricultural and aquacultural exports

à        Immigration advice to NBA star Dikembe Mutombo

à        Legislative and administrative advocacy before U.S., EU and Asian governments

à        Reports on Asian trade and investment developments for industry associations

à        Briefings on Asian, U.S. and EU political developments affecting trade policy

Background

à        Partner, White & Case, 2001-2006; Associate, 1994-2001

à        Associate, Willkie Farr and Gallagher and Patton Boggs, 1991-1994

à        Staff Intern, Office of U.S. Vice President George Bush, 1986

à        Honors Intern, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1989

Membership

à        Panel of FTA Advisors, Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry

à        Board of Governors, American Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

à        American Bar Association, International Trade Law Committee

à        International Bar Association, Trade and Customs Law Committee

à        Interpacific Bar Association, International Trade Committee

à        Union Internationale des Advocats

à        Lawasia, International Trade and Export Committee

à        Federal Bar Association (US), International Law Section

à        Singapore International Law Society

à        American Society of International Law, International Economic Law Interest Group

à        Singapore Institute of International Affairs

à        Customs and International Trade Bar Association

à        National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

à        Maryland Bar, 1991

à        District of Columbia Bar, International Trade Committee, 1992

à        United States Court of International Trade Bar, 1992

Speeches

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