Customs & Tariffs

Nishimura & Asahi provides advice on customs and tariff related matters to both Japanese and non-Japanese clients, such as customs valuations, tariff classifications (HS code issues), rules of origin and GSP (generalized system of preferences) in the general tariff field.  In addition, we have experience in assisting clients that are subject to enforcement investigations by customs offices.  


For further details, please see the section on trade remedy measures in the other sections, which include anti-dumping duties (AD), subsidy countervailing duties (CVD or SCVD), safeguard measures, and retaliatory tariffs.


Historically, customs and tariffs have been negotiated and agreed upon among countries through rounds of GATT/WTO negotiations and free trade agreements such as EPA and TPP.  At Nishimura & Asahi, distinguished experts, with experience working in trade sectors with the Japanese government, provide expert legal services to clients.  For more information, please see the section on our WTO related service.

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