Customs Law Consulting
Legal advice on customs regulation
Concluding economic transactions, companies must be prepared to undergo customs control, which is inextricably linked with international trade contracts. The key issues that arise for businesses are customs control, determination and confirmation of the customs value of goods, classification of goods, selection and compliance with the conditions of the customs procedure, assessment and minimization of customs risks and other issues.
It may be quite difficult for businesses to understand all the intricacies of the legal regulation of customs issues on their own. Qualified legal assistance can often help not only in the formation of a foreign economic contract, but also minimize the risks associated with international activities. Legal advice is provided in the form of consultations, both in writing and orally, on various customs issues. At the same time, consultations by a qualified specialist can be carried out both on inpidual issues of customs law and on comprehensive support of customs control.
It should be noted that in accordance with the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union, customs control means a set of actions performed by the customs authorities aimed at verifying and (or) ensuring compliance with international treaties and acts in the field of customs regulation and the legislation of the Member States on customs regulation. When conducting customs control, the customs authorities proceed from the principle of selectivity of objects of customs control, forms of customs control and (or) measures that ensure the conduct of customs control.
The composition of customs law includes not only customs control, but various areas of customs activity, for example, determining and confirming the customs value of goods. The customs value of exported goods is determined for the purpose of calculating export customs duties, the basis for which is the customs value of exported goods.
Despite import substitution supported by the state, a lot of goods still have to be imported to the Russian Federation. But simply transporting goods across the border of the Customs Union is not enough, all goods imported and exported are subject to mandatory declaration with the choice of a customs procedure for their release. The customs procedure is a set of rules that determine, for the purposes of customs regulation, the conditions and procedure for the use of goods in the customs territory of the EAEU or outside it.
The importance of choosing a customs procedure is due to the fact that it determines, depending on the destination of the goods, the procedure for its movement across the customs border. When moving goods across the border of the Customs Union, a qualified specialist can assist in determining:
- features of the movement of goods (import-export), as well as the period of import or export;
- the purpose of moving goods across the border and the prospect of its further use;
It is also important to remember that some types of goods are placed under the customs procedure only after the implementation of the appropriate type of state control (supervision): sanitary-quarantine, veterinary, quarantine phytosanitary and other types of control.
A professional lawyer, having not only knowledge, but also experience, will be able to provide a quality service in accompanying goods across the customs border. The range of services in this area of a specialist is very wide, this is due to certain legislation requirements in the field of customs law. Competent protection of the interests of the client allows minimizing possible adverse consequences for the entrepreneur in the field of customs regulation. This is due to the fact that it is quite difficult for an entrepreneur to calculate customs risks on his own, in addition to the daily changing current world situation, the legislator also adds his own adjustments, making quite significant changes to legal documents. Foreign trade risks include:
- loss or damage to goods during transportation;
- fluctuating rate of monetary units;
- change in the cost of products after the signing of a foreign trade contract or the complete absence of payment for the goods;
- abuse of power.
It is impossible to fully guarantee that when making a foreign economic transaction, the entrepreneur will be insured against all the expected risks, however, with the participation of a qualified lawyer, the expected customs risks will be minimized. Risk minimization is associated with the following areas of activity in the field of customs law:
- checking the reliability of prospective counterparties;
- detailed planning of the company's work;
- competent drafting of the contract, taking into account all the necessary norms of customs law;
- qualified conduct of customs procedures.
Considering all the variety of regulatory documents in the field of customs law, participants in foreign trade activities should provide for the opportunity to seek help from a qualified specialist who will help organize customs events with minimal costs, both financial and emotional, which in modern conditions is a very important component of the functioning of entrepreneurs in international market.
- Analysis of the issue and analysis of the situation with which the client addresses
- Advice on customs legislation
- Preparation of documentation for a foreign economic transaction, customs support
- Assistance with customs procedures
- Legal support in minimizing customs risks