Consultants » Serdar BASKIN
Areas of Practice                                         
  • Anti-Dumping Investigations
  • Safeguard Investigations
  • Countervailing Duty Investigations
  • Anti-Circumvention Investigations
  • Customs Compliance
  • Dispute Settlement

Education                                                     
  • Ankara University, BA in Political Science, 1993
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MBA, 2004

Courses                                                      
  • ACWL Course on the WTO Law and Jurisprudence
  • ACWL Course on the WTO Law and Jurisprudence (Intellectual Property Rights and Trade Remedies)
  • ACWL Course on the WTO Law and Jurisprudence (Dispute Settlement) 

Languages                                                 
  • English
  • Italian


Serdar BASKIN

President / Managing Senior Partner

Park Caddesi Günışığı Evleri No:50 A-1 Blok No:4 Yaşamkent / Çayyolu Çankaya-Ankara
Phone : +90 312 240 30 64
Fax : +90 312 240 30 65
E-Mail : baskin@traderemedies.com
Serdar Baskin is the president and the founder of TRADE REMEDIES CONSULTING. His practice focuses on international trade cases and trade policy issues.  He represents clients in a wide range of cases covering antidumping (price discrimination), countervailing duties (subsidies), safeguards, and anti-circumvention issues. He also advises clients on trade policy and legislative matters, as well as trade negotiations such as those involving the WTO and international anti-subsidy agreements.

Mr.Baskin is a long-time practitioner with vast experience in trade remedies in various sectors. He is the most experienced consultant on trade remedies in Turkey. He started his career as a case handler in anti-dumping investigations in 1995 in the investigating authority of Turkey. He actively participated in the amendment process of the Law, Decree and Regulation of Prevention of Unfair Competition in Imports of Turkey being in line with the Anti-Dumping Agreement and Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement of the WTO.

He worked as a case handler between 1995 and 2002, and as a Chief of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation Department between 2004 and 2009, and between 2013 and 2014. While with the Turkish investigating  authority Mr. Baskin participated, from initiation to conclusion, in more than one hundred anti-dumping investigations, more than ten anti-circumvention investigations and one countervailing duty investigation.  In these investigations he acted as a member of or head of the investigating team, or as a supervisor of the investigation. He conducted on the spot investigations at the premises of the various domestic producers and at the premises of exporters/producers located in France, Italy, Belgium, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania, South Korea and Thailand.

Mr. Baskin has given numerous lectures, workshops, and seminars to chambers of commerce or chambers of industries to inform them about their rights and obligations under applicable anti-dumping, subsidy and safeguard investigation procedures. He also has given workshops and seminars specifically on the calculation of anti-dumping margins and subsidy amounts to the investigating authorities of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Morocco, and Kazakhstan.
 
Mr. Baskin was a member of the team investigating the unique and successful countervailing duty (anti-subsidy) case against India on PET film in 2008 and 2009. He calculated the subsidy amount for certain cooperatives in India. Today Mr. Baskin is the only consultant in Turkey who is capable of accurately calculating countervailing duties as they would be calculated by the investigating authorities.
 
Mr. Baskin served as a Counsellor at Permanent Mission of Turkey to the World Trade Organization in Geneva between 2009 and 2013. During that time he represented Turkey as a chief negotiator in the Rules Negotiations (Anti-Dumping Agreement, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement, RTAs, Fisheries Subsidies) and the negotiations of the Dispute Settlement Understanding. He contributed to the rules-based multilateral trading system by serving as one out of three “facilitators” in the Subsidies and Countervailing Agreement negotiations regarding the crucial “best information available annex” to the Subsidies and Countervailing Measures Agreement. In addition to this he led the establishment of the “Friends of Third Parties Group” including Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia, Chinese Taipei, Switzerland and Turkey. 

Mr.Baskin also took part in the preparation and orally submission of Turkey’s Third Party view in the trade remedies disputes that Turkey participated in as a third party to the WTO panel and Appellate Body. He participated in the preparation of Turkey’s legal view on DS379, DS397, DS399, DS405, DS415-416-417-418, DS436, DS437, DS440, DS442, DS449, DS454, DS460 and its oral submission to the WTO panel and Appellate Body.

Recently, Mr.Baskın represented the Turkish steel nails industry in the anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation initiated by the U.S. and achieved dismissal of Turkey from that investigation at the U.S. ITC’s preliminary injury review stage. He also is representing the Steel Exporters’ Association in the anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation on "steel rebar" initiated by Canada against Turkey. 

Mr. Baskın achieved the best outcome (the least countervailing duty) for his client Özpekler Group in the subsidy investigation initiated by the European Commission on "rainbow trout" against Turkey in February 2014. With his rightful claims to the Commission Mr. Baskın achieved to decrease countervailing duty amount from 7,1% to 6,7%.  
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