KIAP sets customs law precedent in Ural judicial district

KIAP sets customs law precedent in Ural judicial district
Alexey Sizov, head of Customs and International Trade practice at KIAP, has won litigation for a major global retailer in a precedent-setting case against customs authorities. Courts at three instances have upheld KIAP's reasoning that the importer is under no duty to include intellectual property licence fees in the customs value.

The ruling was important for the client because of the risk of several billion extra customs charges.

KIAP has a proven track record in setting precedents of rejection of claims for the inclusion of licence fees in the customs value in the Central (case No A23-1556/2010) and North-Western (case No A44-3558/2010) legal districts.

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 2021 (in three areas: Customs and Excise Law, Litigation, Trade Law) and Who's Who Legal 2019 (Trade & Customs), as well as by Russian Pravo-300 (Foreign trade/Customs Law and Currency Regulation) and "Kommersant" (Customs and International trade), 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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