International Trade & Customs


IDVN is known for its unique and market leading international trade practice in Vietnam. We are experts in trade remedies including anti-dumping duties (AD), anti-subsidy or countervailing duties (CVD), safeguard measures (SG) and anti-circumvention measures.


We offer a full range of services which cover all areas of international trade law
  • Advising on AD, CVD, SG anti-circumvention investigations
  • Advising on Interim and sunset reviews of trade remedies
  • Advising on Customs’ investigations, reviews & inspections
  • Advising on Product exclusion
  • Advising on Rules and certificates of origins
  • Advising on Custom classifications and valuation
  • General matters related to import/export, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade and market access
  • Advising on Tariff quotas and duties
  • Advising on Preferential trade regimes
  • Advising on Import/export control, assessing new exporter.
  • Advising on Trade negotiations and policy advocacy with governments
  • Advising on General matters related to customs, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade and market access


  • Seafood
  • Wood
  • Tires
  • Seaport
  • Plastic
  • Steel
  • Cement
  • Honey
  • Aluminum
  • Yarns
  • Textile
  • Cashew
  • Shoes & Leather
  • Cooper
  • Sugar & Sugar cane

Typical Clients

  • The Vietnamese Government
  • Royal Thai Government
  • Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)
  • Viet Nam Cement Association (VNCA)
  • The Vissai Cement
  • Minh Phu Seafood Corporation
  • Ca Mau Seafood Corporation
  • Vicostone JCS
  • TTC Sugar Company
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Kim & Chang
  • Bazhou Wanshida Technology
  • Bazhou Jinwoshengdi Aluminum Products Company Limited
  • Kenda Rubber Company
  • Huada Zhejiang New Materials
  • Bahru Stainless Steel Sdn.Bhd
  • Vanachai Public Company Limited
  • Panel Plus MDFCompany
  • Ngwe Yi Pale Sugar
  • Czarnikow Group
  • Indorama Ventures
  • Kiswel SDN BHD
  • Daesang Corporation


IDVN is a Vietnamese law firm with extensive experience in international trade activities. We joined in about 10% of cases (20 out of about 200 cases) on trade remedies initiated by the US, Australia, Turkey, India, Philippines, the European Union for goods imported or originated from Viet Nam. Besides, IDVN consulted in 11 out of 35 trade remedy cases conducted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which is about 30% of trade remedy investigations initiated by Viet Nam.
In the U.S.A.
  • Anti-dumping investigation and review on frozen warmwater shrimp
  • Anti-dumping and countervailing investigation and review on polyethylene bags
  • Anti-dumping and countervailing investigation on BOPP sacks
  • Antidumping investigation on passenger vehicles and light truck tires
  • Antidumping investigation on copper tube and pipe
  • Countervailing investigation on circular welded steel pipes
  • Countervailing investigation and review on frozen shrimp
  • Countervailing investigation on utility sale wind towers
  • Countervailing investigation on passenger vehicles and light truck tires
  • Anti-circumvention investigation and review on corrosion resistant steel
In Other Jurisdictions
  • European Union countervailing investigation on polyester staple fibers
  • Turkey anti-circumvention investigation and review on pipes and tubes
  • India countervailing investigation on stainless steel pipes
  • India countervailing investigation on continuous cast copper wire rods
  • Philippines anti-dumping investigation on cement
In Australia
  • Anti-dumping investigation and review on aluminum extrusion
  • Anti-dumping investigation on steel rod in coils
  • Countervailing investigation on aluminum extrusion
  • Countervailing investigation on galvanized steel
  • Countervailing investigation on precise tube steel
In Vietnam
  • Safeguard investigation on steel billets and long products
  • Safeguard investigation on pre-painted galvanized steel
  • Antidumping investigation on galvanized steels
  • Anti-dumping investigation and review on color coated steel
  • Anti-dumping investigation on medium density fiber boards
  • Anti-dumping investigation on polyester filament yarns
  • Antidumping review on galvanized steel
  • Antidumping investigation and review on aluminum extrusion products
  • Antidumping investigation on cold rolled steel
  • Antidumping investigation on HFCS
  • Antidumping investigation on welding materials
WTO disputes
  • US anti-dumping Measures on Shrimp From Vietnam (WTO case no. DS404)
  • US anti-dumping Measures on Shrimp From Vietnam (WTO case no. DS429)
  • US anti-dumping Measures on Fish Fillets from Vietnam (WTO case no. DS536)

Our Practices

IDVN’s capabilities and reach is not limited to Vietnam. Over the past two decades, we have built long-term partnerships with some of the world’s leading international law firms, including Morris, Manning & Martin LLP (USA), Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Molse LLP (USA), and Van Bael & Bellis (Belgium), as well as several regional firms.

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