Customs (EU)

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Baker Botts’ European Trade Practice advises clients on the full range of issues that arise in relation to the operation of EU customs laws and represents them in proceedings before national customs authorities and courts, the EU Commission and the EU Courts in Luxembourg.

Our experience covers:

  • Classification
  • Rules of origin
  • Valuation
  • Quotas and other import based restrictions
  • Post clearance recovery
  • Inward and outward processing
  • Refund and remission procedures
  • Tariff suspension applications
  • In-house customs audits, training and compliance manuals

The EU has put in place a General System of Preferences and concluded numerous Free Trade and Association Agreements, for example, with Korea, the Mediterranean Countries or Turkey. We advise companies on how best to structure their global production and supply chains in order to make full use of the benefits offered by these regimes.

In matters raising customs issues on both sides of the Atlantic, our European customs lawyers work together with our Washington trade team, which advises clients on the full spectrum of customs and other regulatory issues relating to imports into the U.S., and represents companies in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.