Government Experience

  • China—Senior Officer of Shanghai Customs, 1998-2010; Officer of Shanghai Customs, 1993-1997


  • Shanghai University of Science & Technology, B.A. (1980)

Jun Zhao

Senior China International Trade Advisor

Jun Zhao is a senior China international trade advisor in the Shanghai office. He has extensive experience in customs valuation, risk analysis, post-clearance audits,  and duty reduction/exemption schemes. He has in-depth knowledge of China’s regulatory environment and the issues relating to import and export, and is well versed in the practicalities of dealing with such issues. He assists clients in defining the issues, analyzing risks, proposing effective and compliant solutions, and mitigating exposures. He also represents clients in engaging China Customs and other regulatory authorities on various issues. Jun was formerly a senior official with China Customs, with responsibility for various customs areas, including duty reduction/exemption, risk analysis, and post-clearance audits.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a leading U.S. electronic company in China Customs audit matter related to HS code classification of certain imported production line.
  • Represented a leading U.S. chemical company in response to an investigation initiated by Anti-Smuggling Bureau on certain imported materials of processing trade.
  • Represented a top global e-commerce company in negotiating with China Customs on an omission of royalty payment of imported goods.
  • Assisted a U.S. semiconductor company in a Customs inspection matter on its import refurbished equipment.
  • Represented a U.S. semiconductor company in communications with China customs related to HS code correction of certain imported equipment.
  • Represented a U.S. chemical company in application for preliminary ruling of HS code and the county of origin on certain import compounds. 
  • Represented a European auto company in discussions with China Customs related to a self-disclosure of miss-clarification and HS code correction matter of the imported components and parts.
  • Represented a U.S. Chemical company in negotiations with China Customs on the declaration price of import equipment.
  • Represented a U.S. digital product company in discussions with China Customs with respect to the applicable HS code of certain import equipment.
  • Assisted a leading U.S. food company in dialogues with China Customs on a no name basis on resolving matters related to temporary suspension of imported cold-chain foods during COVID-19 period. 

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