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Guogang Li is a Senior Trade Advisor based in the Washington, DC office of White & Case. As part of the Firm's International Trade and Global Antitrust Practice, his specialties include inbound and outbound trade remedy cases; WTO disputes and negotiations; and trade and investment regulatory issues in China, as well as issues arising under China's Anti-Monopoly Law, including advising on merger notification issues before China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).
Before joining White & Case, Guogang spent more than 20 years in China's Ministry of Commerce and was the Director-Chief of Anti-dumping investigations from 2001. In that capacity Guogang participated in disputes involving China before the WTO Dispute Settlement Body. He also served as China's representative to the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade involving the EU Commission and the US Department of Commerce.
Guogang was involved in the drafting of many of China's trade laws and regulations and managed in excess of 30 trade remedy cases against imports into China from the European Union, Japan, United States, and Korea. In 2013, representing the Chinese government and more than 100 solar panel producers, he successfully settled, at that time, the world's largest trade dispute between China and the European Union in a case valued at US$20 billion.
Prior to his role as Director-Chief, Guogang's role included antitrust. He was directly involved in the drafting of China's Anti-Monopoly Law at MOFCOM's Department of Treaty and Law, which is the predecessor of the current Anti-Monopoly Bureau.
Speaker, "The WTO at Twenty," Seoul International Forum on Trade Remedies hosted by the WTO, Seoul, 2015
Representative of the Chinese government at the WTO Technical Meeting, Geneva, 2015
Negotiator, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, Busan, 2013
South-South Dialogue on Managing Trade Remedies hosted by WTO, ACWL, ICTSD and MOFCOM, Beijing, 2013
Moderator, Turkey – China Trade Remedy Workshop, Beijing, 2012
Moderator, Egypt – China Trade Remedy Workshop, Beijing, 2012
Speaker, EU – China Trade Remedy Workshop, Brussels and Beijing, 2011
Speaker, US – China Trade Remedy Workshop, Washington, DC and Beijing, 2011
Speaker, Brazil – China Trade Remedy Workshop, Beijing, 2011
Visiting scholar, International Law Institute, Washington, DC, 2010