Customs duties are a major cost to businesses importing, manufacturing or trading in physical goods - a cost that is often overlooked. Businesses can take advantage of opportunities to obtain relief on the payment of duties, or pay these duties at the lowest acceptable level enhancing competitive advantage through lowered costs and tax burden. Our team of specialists can help ensure that your business benefits from the optimum treatment, whilst at the same time ensuring compliance with the complex customs rules. We specialise in dispute resolution and are able to assist with formal enquiries and investigations by HMRC and litigation at Tribunal level, in the Higher Courts and the European Court of Justice.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
Repayment/remission of duties
- Dispute Resolution and assisting with formal enquiries and investigations by HMRC and the European Commission (including OLAF)
- Penalty Mitigation
- Right to be heard and Departmental Review Applications
- Assisting with Authorised Economic Operator ("AEO") Applications
- Litigation in the Tax Tribunal levels, Higher Courts and the European Court of Justice
Our Customs & Excise team has a wealth of practical experience in this area. Leading independent guide The Legal 500 consistently ranks The Khan Partnership LLP as UK leaders in this field. Hassan Khan and Michelle Sloane are members of the trade specialist Customs Practitioners Group and they have written numerous articles on customs issues. Hassan is a regular conference speaker and is the Honorary Legal Adviser to the UK Warehousing Association.
Key Contacts: Hassan Khan and Michelle Sloane