Mr. Salman Farooq (Ex Legal Officer NTC Pakistan), Advocate, LLM International Trade and Commercial Law, University of London
Mr. Salman Farooq specializes in the field of International Trade law and has handled the most number of cases of anti-dumping in Pakistan, inside the National Tariff Commission and in the courts of the country. He joined the legal profession as Advocate in the year 2003.From 2003 to 2007 he worked as associate in Tax and Corporate Law firm. He got his advanced degree in Law i.e. LLM from University of London in the year 2007-08. He served as legal officer to the National Tariff Commission from 2009 . He had diversified role in working as the legal officer, being the only legal officer to have previous experience of litigation of 6 years at the time of joining the NTC in the year 2009. He has a track record of 100% success in the courts of law. The biggest case, in terms of volume of money involved was also dealt with by Mr. Salman Farooq and he successfully presented the case, which is now a leading precedent in the anti-dumping law
He had following roles to perform independently being the legal officer at NTC;
- Scrutiny of the application filed by the Domestic Industry in terms of the requirements of the pre-application stage.
- Advising the domestic industry and providing them the assistance they need on technical issues of the application.
- Assessment of the application in terms of section 23 of the Anti-Dumping Duties Ordinance and to advice the Commission, whether the application contains prima-facie evidence of dumping and injury so as to satisfy the initiation.
- Advising the Commission on various issues prior the Preliminary Determination stage.
- Representing the Commission in case of litigation from any interested party before High courts all across Pakistan. Mr. Salman Farooq has appeared before all the major High Courts of Pakistan including Lahore High Court (Principal seat at Lahore and before the Bench at Rawalpindi), Sindh High Court at Karachi, and Islamabad High Court.
- Drafting and vetting the Preliminary Determination report before it is finally issued by the Commission.
- Liaison with the interested parties and their counsels/representatives throughout the investigation process.
- Carrying out on-the-spot verification visits with the team consisting of the officers of the Commission at the premises of the domestic industry.
- Conducting the hearing before the Commission under Rule 14 of the Anti-Dumping Duties Rules, 2001.
- Advising the Commission in issuing the Statement of Essential facts.
- Preparing and vetting the Final Determination report.