Taxation, Customs and Trade

GNQ has maintained a comprehensive tax and customs practice which supports the firm’s other practice area on wide range of matters. The unique depth of expertise and experience that we have in the industries in which our clients operate enables us to deliver practical and clear solutions to the tax, customs and trade issues that they face. We offer an extensive team of specialists in shipping, cargo claims, customs and tax issues.

We have significant experience and expertise in handling all types of taxation issues including in particular:

  • Tax filing
  • Transfer pricing
  • International tax planning especially in relation to countries with arrangements against double taxation
  • Corporate tax
  • VAT matters i.e. sales tax and federal excise duty
  • International tax treaties
  • Tax adjustments and refunds including diplomatic refunds
  • Restructurings
  • Acquisition structuring
  • Supply chain solutions and outsourcing of services
  • Remuneration planning
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Helping you deal with the tax authorities.

Customs related matters, we provide expertise in:

  • Export and import controls
  • Tariff and non-tariff based trade barriers
  • Rules of origin
  • Customs classification and valuations
  • Food and product safety
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Dual use goods and technologies
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Customs duty and tariffs
  • Importation of sensitive nuclear, hazardous and radioactive material

Legal services related to trade, we provide, are:

  • Cargo Claims by sea, rail, road and by air
  • Personal injury
  • Advising on issues under contracts of carriage
  • Advising on bill of lading and charterparties
  • Maritime law
  • Admiralty
  • Shipping law
  • Insurance law
  • Aviation law
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Our comprehensive services cover from departmental representations and handling to legal representation before tribunals and courts.