Zhaokang Jiang is the managing director of GTC Trade Lawyers in China (with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen), and is Principal Advisor, China & East Asia, for the Trusted Trade Alliance. He works with multinational clients in key business areas including IT, aerospace, retailing, energy, chemical, automotive, medical, electronics, textile, E-commerce and consumer products. His areas of expertise include resolving customs and international trade compliance issues, increasing business efficiency through formulation of supply and trade chain compliance strategies in China, South Korea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Jiang focuses his services on customs, import and export, intellectual property rights, foreign exchange regulation, supply chain security and facilitation, foreign direct investment, e-commerce, trade remedies, and international tax law issues. He has represented a number of major international corporations before government agencies on matters related to customs valuation, classification, transfer pricing and customs valuation, product safety, free-trade zone and other customs bonded operations, processing trade programs, import and export requirements, due diligence for customs and international trade, customs audit, customs and trade compliance programs, IPR, foreign exchange, FDI, international tax, and supply chain security and facilitation.
Mr. Jiang is a former officer of the Chinese Customs Service. Throughout his tenure with the Chinese Customs Service, Mr. Jiang acted as a customs representative for numerous trade negotiations, including the Sino-U.S. intellectual property rights agreement. He led the task force for 2000 Customs Law revision, and drafted the regulations on Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights and other major Chinese Customs and trade regulations, including those covering Customs valuation, administrative rulings, civil penalties, inward processing trade, Customs bonds, customs bonded areas, customs regulation of express couriers, antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguard measures. While with China customs, he was responsible for reviewing penalty cases and other decisions. Additionally, Mr. Jiang has served as an international consultant with the U.S. Customs Service, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program in projects focused on Customs and foreign trade law reform, Customs modernization and trade facilitation in China. He also had experience working for a US-based law firm in Washington, DC and Beijing, and, while based in Singapore, as Customs and Trade Counsel, Asia-Pacific in a major multinational company. He was selected in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by Asia Law and Practice as the Leading Regulatory and Government Practice Attorney in the Asia-Pacific Region, and in 2010 by Asia Law and Practice as the Leading Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation Attorney in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Fluent in English and Mandarin, Mr. Jiang received an LL.B. from the East China College of Law and Political Science in Shanghai, and LL.M. degrees from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing and Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, USA. He is a member of the China Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar, and the US Customs and International Trade Bar Association. Mr. Jiang chairs the Customs and Trade Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and was also the director of the China Chamber for International Commerce. He is currently also an advisor to the Project of Trade Facilitation and International Trade Center Expansion of the Shanghai Municipal Government.