KIAP contributes to customs case law again


Alexey Sizov, Head of Customs and International Trade practice at KIAP, has won customs litigation for a major Spanish corporation against a regional arm of RF Federal Customs Service. 

The litigation involved an appeal against the decision of a customs authority to include intellectual property royalties in the customs value of excisable goods.

The importance of the precedent for the client was that it involved the risk of extra customs charges totalling several billion roubles.

This case continues KIAP lawyers' contributions to precedent-setting case law in the Central (case No A23-1556/2010) and North-Western (case No A44-3558/2010) legal districts. 

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Customs and International Trade

KIAP's customs and international trade section offers a full range of legal services in the area of customs law, administrative and legal representation in disputes with customs authorities, and advice on the application of and compliance with the relevant legislation. The practice is headed by Partner and Attorney at law Alexey Sizov, personally recommended by the international legal directories Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal, as well as by Russian and Kommersant Rating, who has extensive experience in settling and litigating disputes with customs authorities and advising on various aspects of customs law and IMEX. Among the practice's clients are major Russian and international retailers and manufacturers.

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