Yu Tong | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Yu Tong

Director, China International Trade Advisory Services, Beijing

T +86 10 5912 9668

E ytong@whitecase.com

Overview

Yu Tong manages trade reporting and advisory services for sovereign and multinational clients in China. She monitors China's trade and investment policy developments and provides clients with comprehensive advisory reports and updates. She also advises clients on China's tariff regulations, import and export licensing and quota regime, free trade agreement (FTA) developments and utilization, trade remedy developments and anti-monopoly issues.

Yu liaises with various government agencies to represent client interests, including the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), and the Ministry of Finance (MOF).

She has successfully completed and received certification from the Government of Singapore/International Enterprise Singapore's Free Trade Agreement Certificate Program.

Prior to joining White & Case, Yu worked as a program officer in MOFCOM, responsible for international development relations and governmental cooperation with UN agencies and civil communities. She also previously worked as a Transfer Pricing advisor with KPMG Beijing.

Yu studied public policy on trade and finance at the University of Maryland, in the US from 2002 to 2004. During this time, she also worked as an intern at the US Coalition of Service Industry (CSI) and the Corporate Finance Department of the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Education

  • Master of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • BA, English Linguistics, Beijing Normal University, China

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin
Professional Advisor. Not engaged in the practice of law.

Experience

Negotiation strategies with Chinese government agencies on a range of matters including assisting in negotiations with MOFCOM for antidumping and countervailing duty cases.

China's trade and investment policies including FTA developments, preferential tariff and tax policies, and foreign investment incentives.

Technical barriers to trade (TBT) compliance issues, customs valuation, and the negotiation strategy with government agencies.

Application of China's FTAs and the ASEAN-China Trade in Goods Agreement as part of global and regional investment strategies, including the potential impact of new product-specific rules of origin and changes to operational certification procedures.

Anti-monopoly filing with MOFCOM, including pre-filing consultation and documentation preparation.

Speaking Engagements

"Concentration of Business Operation under China's Anti-monopoly Regime", September 2008: Emerging Trends in Global Antitrust Law,
Tokyo