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International Trade

Our group’s core practice focus is on international trade (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards) and investments, export controls and economic sanctions, and customs as well as market access issues including product safety, eco-design, data privacy, anti-fraud investigations, and preferential trade agreements.

We also assist with dispute settlement, duty recovery, food and cosmetics, life sciences and environmental matters.

Our Services

Assisting domestic industries, third country exporting producers, importers and end-users in EU and third country trade remedy investigations, including advice on the feasibility of complaints, key technical issues, government lobbying, as well as the representation of clients in court proceedings before the EU courts.

Assisting clients in implementing duty recovery projects, as well as in all questions of customs classification valuation and origin before the administrative authorities of the EU Member States, and in litigation before national and EU courts.

Helping companies ensure compliance with the respective regulations of the EU and Member States. For example, the Group provides (multijurisdictional) classification advice in relation to products and technology; it advises on the interpretation and application of export and end-use controls in relation to physical exports, intra-EU transfers and technology transfers; and it advises on the increasingly complex EU sanctions regimes, such as those against Iran, Syria and North Korea.

The Group further assists multinational companies in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of internal compliance programmes under EU laws, and in communications with authorities and in challenges before the EU courts.

Advising clients on the implications and application of WTO laws and other international agreements such as Free Trade Agreements, as well as the General System of Preferences and other unilateral trade preferences. It further assists clients in negotiations with and between governments and in dispute settlement. Clients also regularly seek assistance with overcoming regulatory barriers to market access in both the EU and third countries, such as product safety and eco-design rules.