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Highly regarded team that is particularly strong in customs disputes.

Chambers Europe 2016

The Goltsblat BLP Customs & International Trade Practice team provides comprehensive legal support on:

  • Support for cross-border operations:
    • Support for equipment importation projects;
    • Comprehensive support for cross-border operations (day-to-day).
  • Foreign trade in goods, work and services:
    • Drafting foreign trade contracts;
    • Advice on customs clearance of imported/exported goods;
    • Advice on selecting the most advantageous customs treatment;

    • Advice on goods classification under the Eurasian Economic Union's Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade; 
    • Advice and assistance in preparing documents for obtaining preliminary BTI decisions; 
    • Advice on WTO laws and regulations; 
    • Customs preferences; 
    • Advice on goods certification; 
    • Advice on import licensing and quotas; 
    • Advice on export control; 
    • Advice on foreign exchange regulation and control in Russia;
    • Inclusion of IP assets (trade marks) in the IP Assets  Customs Register;
    • Inclusion of companies in the Register of Approved Economic Operators of the Russian Federal Customs Service.
  • Legal representation of clients before the customs, foreign exchange control authorities and courts:
    • Challenging BTI decisions;
    • Challenging customs value adjustments;
    • Recovering overpaid/overcharged customs duties, excise duties and VAT;
    • Acting for clients in administrative cases over violations of the customs and exchange legislation;
    • Legal support during anti-dumping investigations;
    • Confirming entitlement to benefits.
  • Determination and confirmation of customs value:
    • Advice on selecting the method and structure with respect to customs value of imported goods;
    • Advice on including licence payments in the customs value of imported goods;
    • Transfer pricing.
  • Advice on vital legislative developments of the Eurasian Economic Union:
    • Application of the Eurasian Economic Union's Common Customs Tariff and the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade (TN VED), international treaties and agreements concerning the Eurasian Economic Union, Resolutions of the Customs Union Commission and Eurasian Economic Commission's Board, Common Non-tariff Regulations within the Eurasian Economic Union and Common Customs and Tariff Regulations within individual Eurasian Economic Union member states; 
    • Practical assistance in developing projects to be implemented both within and outside the Eurasian Economic Union.

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