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Asters has one of the most dynamic and established practices in international trade in the country. We constantly advise and represent domestic and foreign clients in various international trade matters: customs regulations and other tariff and non-tariff barriers, export control and sanctions, anti-dumping and safeguard investigations, and international trade litigation, just to name only a few. The International Trade team also advises on multilateral trade arrangements, such as WTO and EU rules and practices.

With Asters' worldwide partnership network, our practice extends across the globe and provides a range of services that help address the challenges of today's ever-changing business and legal environment.

Representative experience:

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on various international trade matters:

  • Alcatel Business Systems on customs issues associated with the import of business equipment;

  • Ecolab Ukraine, a major manufacturer of sanitizing chemicals, in connection with matters related to customs valuation and relations with the Ukrainian customs authorities;

  • Patron Spirits International AG on the distribution of spirits to Ukraine, including a massive distribution agreement, and advising on various issues in foreign trade, in contractual and in customs law;

  • SCA Hygiene Ukraine, a subsidiary of a global consumer goods and paper company producing personal care paper products, on various issues related to commercial and customs law supporting  company operations in Ukraine;

  • Tetra Technologies Inc., the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of calcium chloride, on certain issues of commercial law related to cooperation with Ukrainian distributors, including drafting agreements on product promotion and further maintenance and support in Ukraine;

  • A major international oil & gas company, in the scope of a safeguards investigation regarding the imposition of safeguards measures on the import of well casing pipes to Ukraine;

  • A major European producer of refrigerators in the scope of a safeguards investigation regarding the imposition of safeguards measures on the import of refrigerators and freezers to Ukraine;

  • A world-leading maker of household products on various issues related to the import and export of goods to and from Ukraine, including customs and licensing issues.

Featured services:

Customs issues:

  • advising on the import and export of goods under Ukrainian legislation;
  • advising on customs clearance procedures.

Anti-dumping and safeguards investigations:

  • advising and representing clients in the scope of anti-dumping and safeguards investigations.

International trade advice:

  • WTO rules and legislation.