The International Trade and Customs Practice has 20 years of experience in advising on trade agreements and customs matters (including intergovernmental ones) and has participated in over 100 trade investigations in the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and other countries.
Today, the practice brings together the leading experts in the Moscow, St. Petersburg and Minsk offices of the Firm.
The International Trade and Customs Practice provides a wide range of legal services on issues related to the organisation and support of import and export operations: starting from the structuring of relevant contractual relations and logistics in compliance with customs legislation to representing importers/exporters in disputes with customs authorities, as well as representing companies and their employees in the course of administrative and criminal proceedings.
The members of our International Trade and Customs Practice are members of various business communities, working groups and expert councils under the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the Ministry of Finance of Russia, and the Eurasian Economic Commission, and as such actively promote initiatives to improve customs legislation and the EEU law.
We offer our clients a preventive customs compliance check by means of general assessment of companies' import/export operations. We also assess the possibility of benefiting from simplifications and preferences upon customs declaration.
This approach enables clients to manage and/or eliminate customs risks, resulting in both: minimising negative consequences for the company and enabling the company to establish efficiently functioning processes and centralised internal controls.