Willem De Munck is a highly regarded and experienced expert in the area of trade remedies. He studied accounting and tax law and worked as an accountant before joining the European Commission in the Directorate General (DG) for external relations in 1980. He held several managerial posts in DG Trade. In the Commission he was inter alia in charge of the development of the EU’s trade defence policy, the office of complaints, relations with stakeholders and complainants, the question of the Market Economy Status of China and Modernisation of the trade defence instruments. He was also in charge of EU relations with the WTO for trade defence issues. He thus has unparalleled experience in the nitty gritty of trade defence.
In 2014, Willem left the Commission to enter private practice and, like Nctm, worked exclusively with European companies injured by illegal dumping and subsidisation, dealing successfully with many complex cases.
Willem also designed and delivered courses on all aspects of trade defence both when he was inside the Commission and more recently for Governments seeking to mirror the Commission’s skills. This work covers in detail every single aspect of trade defence investigations.