Customs & Trade Laws

TCA advises its clients on a wide range of customs compliance matters, including classification and valuation of imported goods, rules-of-origin, establishment and operation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), duty entitlement and other export-import schemes and customs issues arising under the WTO Agreement.

TCA offers advice on tax structuring for investment and tax optimization for ongoing businesses.

We also provide assistance in relation to policy formation, tariff rationalization and government advocacy.

We also assist clients with complex valuation issues, including issues relating to under-invoicing/over-invoicing, royalty payments, licensing arrangements and circumvention issues. Our range of services encompass:

  • Review of tariff classification and assistance in uniform implementation
  • Assistance with drafting, filing and follow up of applications and/or representations for clarification on coverage
  • Advisory on coverage under the regulations, and attendant compliances and/or procedures – this involves an analysis of the technical characteristics, end-use and/or end-user of the product, Customs HS codes, and precedents in terms of past license applications where available
  • Assistance with applying for and obtaining export authorizations, where required, from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and/or the concerned Parent Ministry
  • Review of business operations and transactions so as to identify risk areas (potential non-compliance) and suggest measures for risk mitigation
  • Advice and assistance on policy initiatives and representations before Governmental authorities
  • Advice and assistance on matters relating to Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and/or obtaining requisite certifications, registrations and licenses as applicable there-under