Customs Law and International Trade

BGP Litigation lawyers advise clients on a wide range of issues, including customs regulations and international trade, customs audits and inspections, court and out-of-court resolution of disputes with the customs authorities, and defence in criminal and administrative offence cases. Our experts help clients promote legislative initiatives in international trade before the state authorities and address the most challenging business objectives with the engagement of Russian and foreign experts.

Our Customs Law and International Trade practice specialises in the following areas:

  • Customs regulations;
  • International trade: opportunities in the EAEU and the CIS, free trade zones, export opportunities;
  • Import and export permits;
  • Commodity certification and technical regulations;
  • Track & Trace;
  • Foreign currency regulations;
  • Customs protection of brands;
  • Assistance in adjusting customs value;
  • Assistance in reclassifying commodity codes under the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity;
  • Support during customs inspections;
  • Representing clients in administrative offence cases;
  • Representing clients in criminal proceedings and in the course of operative and search measures undertaken by the customs authorities.

We can assist you with:

  • Finding legal avenues to save on customs expenses;
  • Setting up the business processes of commodity imports and exports to comply with the effective customs requirements;
  • Ensuring that customs processes are sustainable and reducing the risks of claims by the customs authorities
  • Defending your business against customs claims;
  • Facilitating the promotion of legislative initiatives before state authorities;
  • Engaging foreign experts to address the client’s business needs.