Customs and Export Control

International Trade requires always proper attention to customs and export control matters. 

The amount of customs to be paid can sometimes be controlled by proper customs structuring (valuation). In particular the proper allocation of a good to the right category of the customs code is of importance. Sometimes custom related considerations come into conflict with tax driven considerations. It is important to decide on the right balance with due regard to the options offered by the law. On occasion, it is important to represent the interest of a company to the customs authority. 

Export control law is a particularly sensible area of law. In particular, many goods are qualified as dual use goods which can be used both for private commercial and military purposes. In such cases compliance with the export control law requires proper authorisations in due time.