ELİG has a skilled team providing legal assistance and representation to domestic and international manufacturers, importers and exporters in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations in a variety of industries.
In close collaboration with international law firms and our clients' domestic in-house counsel teams, ELİG provides advice and coordination on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations taking place in Turkey and in Turkey’s export partners including the European Union, Russia, US, UAE and Iraq, to maintain alignment on an on-going basis during the course of an investigation process.
ELİG also represents international clients in domestic investigations. One of the essential missions of the Turkish General Directorate of Imports is to defend domestic producers’ interests against imports which cause serious injury to the domestic industry. With a view to protect the industry, Turkey has developed and adopted national legislation on the prevention of unfair competition in imports. In this respect, the Turkish General Directorate of Imports is authorized to initiate investigations and apply and enforce trade defense instruments (anti-dumping and anti-subsidy) in compliance with the World Trade Organization rules and national legislation, where there is a material injury or threat of material injury and a causal link between dumped or subsidized imports and the injury.
We provide assistance and represent clients in all stages of investigations, including collecting and coordinating data to wrap up questionnaires, compile information petitions, confidentiality statements, additional petitions or information requests by the Turkish General Directorate of Imports, provide comments and opinions on the investigations, including preliminary and final determinations, review final disclosures and develop injury defense, and provide assistance on public hearings and on-site inspections.