International trade is the exchange of goods or services along international borders. Achour Law Firm provides practical solutions to problems arising in international trade.
As expert in international trade, the firm offers sophisticated, informed advice on the full range of trade matters, including trade policy, legislation, compliance and enforcement, litigation, and administrative proceedings. You could rely on our firm to handle issues such as export and import controls, economic sanctions; anti-corruption and trade agreement negotiations. We are in position to handle large, varied, and complex trade matters in major market.
We bring to our clients an unusual blend of regulatory, transactional, tax, Intellectual Property, and litigation experience, combined with trade policy knowledge. This combination allows us to advise clients with respect to regulatory and transactional issues, as well as assess the impact of trade policy considerations on their ability to conduct business internationally. As detailed below, we provide advice on all aspects of international trade regulation, including customs, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, global compliance issues, and trade agreements and treaties.
In international trade practice, we advise clients on international sale of goods, including crude oil and its products, chemicals, coal, grain and feed, rice, edible oil, sugar, cocoa, metals and other materials and products of all types.
We advise on drafting of sale/purchase contracts and associated documentation. When issues arise during contract performance, we emphasise the importance of early proactive advice as problems evolve in order to avoid or minimise disputes without resort to proceedings or else to maximise the chances of success in any proceedings which ensue.
In international trade practice, we also undertake Court proceedings when necessary and obtain (or resist) orders for security for claims, including cargo and vessel arrests and bank account attachments. We are in position to represent producers, manufacturers, mines, importers, exporters and international traders of all kinds.
Achour Law Firm provides a range of services related to the import/export of goods, services, and technology. Our services include working with clients to obtain commodity jurisdiction determinations, product classifications, and export licenses; representation in connection with export violations, internal compliance audits, export and defence security compliance training, and due diligence for corporate transactions. We also provide clients with comprehensive systems to ensure compliance with both Tunisian export and import regulations.
Customs and Border
Achour Law Firm has in-depth knowledge in the whole range of matters that arise under the Tunisian Customs and Border Protection, including administrative proceedings before Customs and judicial proceedings. These areas include tariff classification and valuation; country-of-origin determinations and marking matters; compliance assessments and regulatory audits; penalty and forfeiture proceedings; and drawback claims, entry/departure, security, coastwise trade, and vessel repair duties.
Trade Agreements and Treaties
We also closely track global events that may affect our clients’ interests. We regularly provide advice and assistance to clients in connection with various agreements and treaties.
We can also help you with:
- Ship arrest
- Marine Insurance
- Marine disputes
- Shipping litigation
- Commercial litigation