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Edwin Vermulst

Vermulst, Verhaeghe, Graafsma & Bronckers Advocaten-Avocats

Trade Remedies (06/11/2017 - 10/11/2017)



• SJD, University of Michigan, 1986
• LLM, University of Michigan, 1984
• JD, University of Utrecht, 1983

Professional activities
• Editor-in-Chief Journal of World Trade
• Founding partner Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers
• Faculty Member World Trade Institute Bern and IELPO Barcelona
• WTO Panelist Mexico-HFCS
• Board member European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Belgium
• Associate Estey Centre, Canada

Honors and rewards
Invariably selected as top trade practitioner by publications such as Chambers, Euromoney, Who's Who Legal, Legal 500, Rushford report. Chambers 2010, for example, ranked him in Band 1 in the international trade/WTO area in the EU-wide group and as one of two Star individuals in Belgium.

Bar admissions
Member of the Brussels bar


A Selection of recent matters
• Trade counsel of the World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry
• Represents largest Chinese exporter and Fortune 500 company in Wireless WAN modems AD, CVD and SG investigations
• Represented importers' coalition EUSMET in Silicon
• Represents Federation of European Sporting Goods Industry in Footwear and co-counsel of European Footwear Alliance
• Member of delegation in various WTO dispute settlement proceedings, most recently as counsel to MOFCOM in EU-Footwear

Selected publications

Author of nine books and numerous articles, including:

• EU Anti-Dumping Law and Practice (2d ed. 2010, Sweet & Maxwell)
• The WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement (2007, Oxford University Press)
• Customs and Trade Laws as Tools of Protection: Selected Essays (2005 Cameron May; with Folkert Graafsma)
• WTO Dispute Settlement: Anti-Dumping, Countervailing Duties and Safeguards (2002 Cameron May; with Folkert Graafsma)
• A One-Two Punch on Zeroing: U.S. - Zeroing (EC) and U.S. - Zeroing (Japan), 8:1 World Trade Review, 187-241 (2009; with Tom Prusa)
• Zeroing under the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement: Where Do We Stand?, 2:6 Global Trade and Customs Journal, 231-242 (2007) (with Dan Ikenson)
• Problems with Dumping and Injury Margin Calculations in Ten User countries, 2:1 Global Trade and Customs Journal, 1-5 (2007) (with Gary Horlick)
• The Agreement on Rules of Origin, in The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Analysis I, 601-678 (eds. Patrick Macrory, Arthur Appleton, Michael Plummer Springer New York 2005; with Hiroshi Imagawa)
• The Politicisation of EC Anti-Dumping Policy: Member States, Their Votes and the European Commission, 28:5 The World Economy, 701-717 (2005; with Simon Evenett)

Secretaria del Estado de Turismo y Comercio Universitat de Barcelona Departament Economia i Finances de la Generalitat de Catalunya Ajuntament de Barcelona