Customs law

Globalization has resulted in a substantial overlap developing between VAT and customs law - and, consequently, a lot of issues that require clarification. Because, as soon as goods are moved from the European Union to a third country or vice versa, customs issues arise that need to be dealt with. We can help. And, because customs law is a very formal field of law, even the smallest and seemingly insignificant infringement can result in fines and penalties or criminal consequences. Competent advice is therefore extremely important.

  • KMLZ can help you optimise the customs handling of the flow of goods. We can assist you in identifying options for (re)structuring/design and simplification. Our advice to you can cover the full spectrum, starting with the analysis and clarification of individual customs issues, such as tariff classification of goods, customs value, preferential treatment, etc., to the development of an overarching customs strategy for the entire company. Inter alia, we also focus on import VAT law and can offer advice in this regard.
  • We can support you in reviewing and adapting existing customs processes within the framework of customs audits. In doing so, you can minimise risks arising from customs clearance, uncover potential for refunds, reduce the administrative and financial burden, clearly define responsibility for customs compliance within your company and secure processes organisationally. Of course, we can also advise you on the drafting of appropriate service provider contracts.
  • We can help you to set up a suitable organisational structure within your company.
  • We can provide advice and assistance on external customs audits.
  • We can represent you in any and all appeal proceedings. We are of course also available to represent you in proceedings before the fiscal courts, the German Federal Fiscal Court, right up to the level of the Court of Justice of the European Union and we can also assist you in your applications for refunds, waivers, repayments and remissions.
  • We can support you in criminal and administrative fine proceedings in connection with customs law infringements.