Appeals against German Customs Decision
Our German customs lawyers will support you in appeals of decisions made by German customs officials. Companies can appeal such decisions without legal support; however, having assistance from experienced professionals dramatically increases the likelihood of success. By contacting our team of experts directly, we can start the process. Our services in this area include:
- Examining the likelihood of a successful claim against customs,
- Filing formal objections against the customs authorities, with due consideration to the deadlines and formalities involved,
- Careful preparation for the examination of the appeal, including preparing for the opponent’s arguments,
- Full-service legal support with appeals to the tax courts, if necessary.
It is vital to consider the deadlines involved with such appeals as objections to a customs decision must be lodged within one month. Missing this deadline can result in the decision becoming final and no longer having the right to appeal. If the deadline is missed, contacting legal counsel can still provide valuable legal advice as to other actions you may be able to take.
Appealing against customs decisions following consulting with a German customs lawyer is often advisable, as customs officials can make mistakes with classifying goods and setting customs duties. However, appeals need to be justified, as customs examine the situation when the appeal is launched. As they assess their own work, having the correct arguments is vital to save time and money.
Should the application of the request be correct, customs will conduct a comprehensive review of their decision. A successful decision at this level can prevent costly legal disputes in the German courts; therefore, working with experienced professionals is strongly advisable.