KIAP lawyers defended the interests of one of the largest importers of professional off-road tires in litigation with the regional customs department of the FCS of Russia

29.06.2020

KIAP lawyers defended the interests of one of the largest importers of professional off-road tires in litigation with the regional customs department of the FCS of Russia
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The dispute was related to the appeal of the decisions of the customs authority on the classification of goods according to the Foreign Economic Activity Commodity Nomenclature of the Customs Union (the FEACN of the CU).

Representing the interests of the importer, KIAP lawyers have managed to prove that the disputed tires were intended for vehicles and machinery used in construction, mining, or industry, and are not intended for buses or cars for the transport of goods, this will allow the principal to apply a customs duty rate of 5% instead of 10% (according to the position of the customs authority).

The importance of the outcome of the litigation for the Principal lies in eliminating the risk of potential additional charge of customs payments for past and future periods in the amount of up to several tens of millions of rubles.

The interests of the Principal in this dispute were represented by lawyers Alexander Kim and Alexey Sizov.


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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 Pravo.ru-300 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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