Folkert Graafsma practises international trade law, and general EU and WTO law. He is well regarded in the areas of anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards, having successfully represented clients in over 170 proceedings of this kind, as well as in approximately 25 EU court and WTO dispute settlement proceedings. He has co-authored two handbooks with Edwin Vermulst, published over 20 articles and speaks regularly at conferences. Some of his recent anti-dumping and CVD proceedings include Wind Towers, PVA, Birch Plywood, Sweet Corn, Bio-Diesel, and Manganese Oxides. EU court and WTO cases include Biodiesel from Indonesia (T-120/14, T-121/14, and WT/DS480). Older cases include Bed Linen from India (WT/DS141 (zeroing)) and Xinan Chemical (C-337/09 (on appeal)).
Folkert is top-ranked in Chambers, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. Chambers Europe (2016) described him as a 'real powerhouse' and 'top-notch' trade lawyer. The Legal 500 (2020) ranked him as a leading individual and described him as 'very clever and pragmatic', with 'a rock solid background and long experience in anti-dumping and other international trade matters'. Folkert is a graduate of Stanford University, an editor (since 2015) of The International Trade Law Review (Law Business Research) and the Global Trade and Customs Journal, and a board member of the European Trade Law Association.