Practice Areas

Customs Law

ARAMIS assists clients in complex import and export operations under specific customs regimes or in connection with customs litigation. Furthermore, ARAMIS advises its clients in the food industry for the setting up and follow-up of procedures to ensure compliance with the rules of origin in the framework of commercial agreements between the EC and third countries and the generalized system of preferences (GSP).

Track record

  • Representation of a company in the food industry in the context of several customs audits related to the EU agricultural policy
  • Advising several major food multinationals with production activities in Africa and South America over compliance of local operations with EC regulations (with a view to the export of products manufactured locally to the EC on a duty free basis)
  • Advising the Government of Seychelles in the negotiation and setting up of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between countries of the Indian Ocean region and the European Community (successor to Cotonou agreements)
  • Representation of a company accused by the French authorities of having violated an embargo
  • Setting up of an import-export mechanism under a specific EU customs regime
  • Recovery of vehicles seized by the French customs authorities