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Corporate & Labor Corporate experience Labor Law Mergers & Acquisitions Antitrust & Regulatory Compliance and Anticorruption Dispute Resolution and Litigation Energy PSA Regime in Ukraine Upstream Oil & Gas Downstream / Project Finance Renewable Energy Intellectual Property Unfair Competition Insurance Finance / Banking / Capital Markets Legislative Drafting Land & Construction Agriculture Information Technology International Trade and Customs Telecoms Healthcare

International Trade and Customs

RULG attorneys regularly advise clients on international trade and customs issues in Ukraine. We have performed the following work on behalf of our clients:

  • Advising on VAT and other taxation issues, including advising on disputes with the tax authorities
  • Advising on customs regulations and on dealing with customs authorities
  • Advising on minimizing customs and tax liabilities
  • Comprehensive sales operations evaluations in Ukraine and CIS countries
  • Advising on export and import of data and technology
  • Advising on consignment production deals
  • Drafting and advising on sales agreements, pledge agreements and other documents
  • Performed a comprehensive evaluation of foreign sales operations in Russia and Ukraine for a U.S. agro-chemical producer, including the preparation of model sales and pledge agreements to minimize the risk of non-payment
  • Advised a Russian web services company and a major U.S. financial company regarding Ukrainian Customs and other regulatory requirements for import of high technology items
  • Advised an international packaging company on means of arranging consignment sales of goods produced in its Ukrainian factories, through its Russian factories
  • Advised an international FMCG company on Ukrainian VAT and other tax regulations as part of a dispute with Ukrainian Customs
  • Advised numerous U.S. and European clients on various requirements of Ukrainian Customs regulations affecting their business, including on minimizing parallel imports and import of counterfeit products
  • Advised numerous U.S. and European clients on means of minimizing their tax liabilities and customs duties and avoiding double-taxation of profits from international trade with Ukraine
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