Practice areas

Below, our main though not exclusive areas of expertise and experience.

Customs Law

Our skills

Organizational compliance

  • Technical and legal review of product classification(s)
  • Audits of simple or complex harmonized system (HS) and export control classification processes
  • Audit of the determination of origin(s)
  • Audit of the customs value determination process
  • Operational audit of special customs regimes
  • Audit of industrial and supply-chain processes
  • Audit and support for AEO certification
  • Drafting or adaptation of contracts (assistance in choosing Incoterms) to take into account the risks related to customs law

Process flow management

  • Implementation of customs clearance strategies and a supply chain adapted to the company (process and goods flows)
  • Assistance in choosing and setting up special regimes

Consulting, audit and training

  • Regulatory monitoring
  • Prior assistance upon request (BTI and BOI)
  • Internal training on all customs subjects (as well as setting up procedures): classification, origin, value, contracts, use of Incoterms rules, international contracts; transit, inward processing, specific destination; learning how to use international trade agreements (free trade, economic cooperation, regional, bilateral or unilateral, etc.) and the issues of certification of origin;

Customs litigation

  • Customs matters
  • Energy taxation
  • Export control
  • Waste management

Some of our experiences

As the French member of the international network “TTA” (Trusted Trade Alliance), Custax & Legal offers a solution adapted to the needs of its clients thanks to a multidisciplinary team made up of lawyers and experts in engineering and customs law established locally, allowing it to intervene all over the world.

  • Assistance with national entry or reimportation following damages to yachts or business aircraft (returns regime), issues related to the use of temporary admission.
  • Assistance to collectors or heirs for the importation into France of works of art.
  • Customs litigation in aeronautical PA management methods and advice on the choice and use of special regimes leading to a restructuring and repositioning of the customs function.
  • Audit of a technical industrial manufacturing process, resulting in refunds of energy tax wrongly paid.
  • Comprehensive review of the classification database of a Franco-German group prior to obtaining the status of approved exporter in order to benefit from preferential origin.
  • Assistance to French and English companies in the management of their customs procedures in the context of Brexit.
  • Audit of a group’s customs practices (FR, Mexico, Brazil and China) and assessment of latent risks and avenues for improvement in terms of organisation and procedures to be put in place.
  • Redefinition of a group’s supply chain in Africa; integration of regulatory constraints to achieve the best flow scenario over the entire region.
  • Training of commercial and technical teams in customs practices.
  • Drafting of contracts for the sale of goods incorporating Incoterm 2020 rules and customs and regulatory parameters.
  • Negotiation with foreign customs during job-creating investments to obtain customs and tax facilitations.

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