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Hara Strati

Hara Strati

Senior Associate

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Antonis Giannakodimos

Antonis Giannakodimos

Senior Associate

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OVERVIEW

The rise in international trade and the dispersion of manufacturing center locations has increased the need of clients with international supply chains to keep abreast of customs and international trade rules. Border crossing and clearance procedures are complex and demanding; more importantly, certain types of products are subject to additional regulatory requirements. Lack of compliance can result in significant administrative penalties and sanctions, which disrupts business. Οur team of customs & trade law specialists has in-depth knowledge of customs regulations and can assist clients in managing compliance in a manner that saves both time and money. This includes guiding clients through the complex field of EU Regulations and local laws which govern the import and lawful marketability of products in the Greek market.

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Experience

We undertake diagnostic reviews, offer bespoke, sophisticated advice, organize client training and work with external customs agents to provide clients with truly all-inclusive practical solutions.

Our experience includes:

  • Supply chain optimization
  • Customs simplifications and special schemes for the suspension of customs duties and/or VAT
  • Customs classification
  • Customs valuation issues
  • Preferential origin
  • Εxcise duties
  • Regulatory requirements for specific types of goods (e.g. food, pharmaceuticals, radio equipment, works of art, novel tobacco products, dual use goods, electric scooters, furniture, white appliances etc.)
  • Compliance with Extended Producers obligations (EPR)
  • Support in the Authorised Economic Operator authorisation process
  • Works of art
  • Representation of clients in customs and international trade disputes related to, among others, consumer protection, international transport requirements, parallel imports and counterfeit products.
  • Support in customs audits and litigation