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Customs and International Trade Law

The Customs and International Trade Department is active in all countries where DS Lawyers has offices: Europe, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. It provides a wide range of advisory and litigation services to its clients, in the field of customs law, indirect taxation and international trade regulations:

  • Tariff classification, Customs valuation, Rules of Origin of goods, Binding tariff and origin information (BTI, BOI), Valuation information, Adjustment  rates, Transfer pricing;
  • Import VAT;
  • AEO certification, Export Permits, Approved exporters, Trusted operators;
  • Marking of origin, made in requirements;
  • Clearance procedures (simplified, centralized) and particular customs;
  • Audit Compliance Verifications;
  • Regimes (warehouse, inward processing);
  • Indirect taxation, excise duties, carbon taxes;
  • Assistance in the implementation of Free Trade Agreements; Assistance for market access standards, requirements of compliance for accessing the Canadian Market;
  • Trade defense instruments (TDIs), anti-dumping investigations; Export controls (dual use goods, EAR, ITAR), international economic sanctions;
  • Transport and Logistics.

In close coordination with other departments and desks of DS, especially in Europe, Latin America, Asia (China, Vietnam), Africa, the team supports its clients in the implementation of their international projects, providing four crosscutting offers:

  • Access to the European market and the free movement of goods, people, capital and services within the EU ;
  • Monitoring of trade defense measures: antidumping and anti-subsidy ;
  • Export controls and international economic sanctions ;
  • Transfer pricing policy.

Our team has a great knowledge of customs proceedings, of the various  customs authorities (U.S.CBP, U.S. DoC, DGDDI, European Commission, WCO, WTO), and of the competent national and international judicial authorities.

The Customs and International Trade Department of DS Avocats is an active member in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and is a specialist advisor to the European Parliament Committee on International Trade.

DS Avocats works closely with specialised experts, such as the American law firm, Holland and Hart, in the field of OFAC sanctions and export control (EAR/ITAR).

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Vincent Routhier

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Montréal
Julien Hamel-Guilbert

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Montréal
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