Johnny Xie is a Managing Director in the Export Controls & Sanctions offering in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Shanghai. Johnny is an expert in export controls, economic sanctions, international trade strategy and customs affairs.
With respect to export controls and economic sanctions, Johnny is one of the earliest pioneers and the most experienced professionals in China. In 2006, he managed the first large-scale proliferation and prevention workshop for China Customs – the key export controls enforcement body in China where American and Chinese professionals worked together and during which over 200 China Customs officers received export controls training. During this time, Johnny also received his International Export Controls certificate from the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) at the University of Georgia.
With a solid understanding of multilateral export control regimes, as well as the US export control system, Johnny has been actively engaged for more than 12 years in helping China’s regulatory bodies and trade communities develop and improve their export and trade control policies, regulatory implementation, enforcement mechanisms and compliance practices. Johnny regularly assists companies with their trade compliance strategic reviews, export control and sanctions audits and internal controls programme development. Both multi-national companies and domestic Chinese companies benefit from his services that are recognised as systematic, practical and useful.
Johnny’s practice is not limited to the Chinese territory and he is sought after for his expertise throughout Asia and beyond. He has assisted developing countries to design and develop strategic control policies and implement regulations in countries such as Malaysia, Cambodia and Mongolia. He is a frequent speaker on trade and export control-related topics and regularly contributes articles and chapters to international export control publications.
Johnny began his career with China Customs where he worked for 11 years. During his time, he was instrumental in forging cooperation agreements at the multinational level including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), and several United Nations entities. Johnny is an accredited trainer of WCO and has a deep understanding of extensive customs procedures and formalities. From HS classification to valuation and duty mitigation strategies, Johnny’s customs expertise is a benefit to clients across multiple industries.
Johnny received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.