KIAP Customs and International Trade practice lawyers successfully completed precedential series of administrative disputes in favor of one of the international leaders of logistics and transportation
Based on the results of the customs audit, the customs authority came to the conclusion that the Principal of KIAP committed a series of administrative offenses concluding in a statement of inaccurate information on the classification of imported goods, which led to an underestimation of the amount of customs payments due.
The customs authority initiated 9 cases of administrative offenses. Furthermore, 4 cases were referred to the court of general jurisdiction in the Far East, the remaining 5 cases the customs authority examined personally and and made a decree on imposing administrative fines. These orders were appealed to the Moscow Arbitration Court.
In the course of proceedings, KIAP lawyers managed to prove the complete absence of administrative offenses in the actions of the Principal in all 9 cases: 5 customs orders on imposing administrative fines were canceled by the arbitration court, 4 cases were dismissed by the court of general jurisdiction, and the courts of higher instances up to the cassation court of the district (The Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region) supported the position of lower-level courts.
The interests of the Principal in all cases were represented by KIAP lawyers of Customs and International Trade practice Alexey Sizov and Alexander Kim.