Customs control and dispute

Customs control and dispute

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Customs control and dispute

Customs control and dispute remain in many ways derogatory to the ordinary law. The procedures are multiple and specific: civil & criminal, national & European. Besides, recent changes wanted by the Council and the Commission tend to go towards a greater rationalization, coordination and efficiency of the customs control.

Our lawyers will assist and represent you for every type of customs control or dispute.

Our areas of intervention are the following:

  • Control management (assistance through control operations (assistance with control operations, observations during “the general right to be heard” phase, etc.),
  • Assisting all through the litigation stage (disputing violations notices and enforcement procedures, requesting payments’ extensions, assisting and representing before the Customs expertise and conciliation committee, etc.)
  • Assistance, defence and representation through judicial phase before the civil courts (contesting enforcement procedure’s notices) and criminal (in the event of legal actions taken by the Administration),
  • Assistance and representation before the European Court of Justice (preliminary ruling in interpretation and validity),
  • European dispute related to antidumping and anti-subsidy regulations.