Services

Cliff Stevenson Consulting specialises in providing services in the following areas:

BREXIT

  • Training on WTO and trade agreements – WTO basics and free trade agreements including a full understanding of what the ‘WTO option’ means for the UK.
  • Issue identification, impact assessments and strategies.  Although there remains a lot of uncertainty, there is more certainty than some press articles would suggest.  Reducing the uncertainty to the minimum level allows critical issues to be identified.
  • Preparation of positions papers for discussion with government and other interested parties.

ANTI-DUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTY SERVICES

  • Consulting services in anti-dumping investigations, including dumping calculations and injury/causality studies.
  • Preparation and presentation of expert evidence
  • Tailor-made training.
  • Having worked on anti-dumping matters for exporters, domestic industry seeking protection, importers and a number of governments (including the European Commission), experienced on all sides of the debate.
  • Provides specific services for

OTHER TRADE, MARKET ACCESS, & CUSTOMS ISSUES

  • Assessing WTO consistency of trade barriers
  • Preparation of arguments and evidence for WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
  • Advice and strategies for multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations.
  • Analysis of customs questions such as origin, customs classification and preferential trade agreements.

ANTITRUST/COMPETITION POLICY

  • Preparation of economic analysis & reports on relevant markets and competitive impact of various abuses.
  • Data collection and analysis (including basic econometrics and statistical analysis)
  • Presentation of expert economic evidence before competition authorities.
  • Interface between lawyers/policymakers and econometricians if formal econometrics is required.

WHY OUR CLIENTS USE US

We help to find solutions to complex anti-dumping and other trade problems, thus improving our clients’ business, by:

  • Taking the strain out of the analysis
  • Maximising the effectiveness of your arguments
  • Cost efficient services to law firms
  • Minimising the impact of anti-dumping, other trade and competition problems on your business
  • Helping you find opportunity in adverse situations
  • Providing expert analysis and opinions
  • Providing realistic assessments on whether measures can be challenged in the WTO.
  • Preparing and presenting evidence before anti-dumping administrations, competition authorities or in WTO disputes.
  • Training courses from beginners to advanced levels.
  • Providing detailed reviews of dumping calculation or injury analysis disclosures.
"Cliff Stevenson combines a worldwide reputation with comprehensive knowledge of the full impact of trade agreements and trade laws"
Mickey Kantor, Partner at Mayer Brown Rowe and Maw. Former United States Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative.

"I have come to rely on his discretion and professionalism as well as his exceptional level of expertise in all aspects of international trade policy and economics"
Iain MacVay, Iain MacVay, Partner, King & Spalding.