Customs, Tax and Duty Disputes

Businesses trading internationally are faced with a wide range of regulatory issues from potential liability for Anti-Dumping-Duty to criminal responsibility for handling illegal substances or products with or without any available licences or certificates.  Timely legal advice can mitigate your liability for Import and other Customs Duties and potential penalties for incorrect declarations or documentation upon entry of imported goods. Errors and breaches of regulations and procedures relating to imported goods can inevitably arise. When problems arise they need to be identified and resolved quickly. Swift action may enable you to avoid costly charges, penalties and delays, and prevent goods being detained or seized by Customs authorities.


What our tax disputes lawyers do

We are experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues including relating to:

  • Anti-Dumping-Duty
  • MTIC fraud
  • Preferential Duty
  • Inward and Outward Processing Relief
  • CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) licences
  • Customs Code Classification of Goods
  • Bailment and Carriage of Goods
  • Smuggling
  • Security and Infiltration of Supply Networks

We will help you to identify the key issues arising from your problem, including what steps need to be taken urgently to protect your position and what overall strategy should be taken to resolve matters once the full picture is clear.


How our tax disputes lawyers work

We act for UK and Foreign based major multi-national corporations involved in international trade, including manufacturers of major plant, engines, automotive, technology, luxury goods, consumer and retail goods and traders in commodities.

We also act for smaller SMEs and individuals involved in cross border trade. We are used to working in cooperation with law firms based in other jurisdictions in coordinating the defence and/or response of clients to the operation of trade regulations and treaties which apply in different jurisdictions.

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