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The function of The World Trade Organization (WTO), The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), as well as international trade regulations generally are to reduce trade barriers, while also ensuring trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. In practice international trade involves a maze of conflicting interests, as well as complex regulations, procedures and exceptions.

Moroğlu Arseven regularly advises clients on a full array of issues for which arise during international trade. The firm’s support focuses on helping clients to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks during global trade. Our advice includes market access, trade remedies, export controls, sanctions, regulatory relations, communications support and trade policy matters arising under international agreements.

We guide clients through all stages of import/export regulations related to their products, with particular experience advising on reused, refurbished and heavily regulated products, as well as complex issues arising under the TRIPS Agreement. Our support includes understanding and dealing with government bodies, such as during customs procedures, classifications, seizures and investigations. We understand the customs-related concerns which manufacturers, distributors, exporters, importers and their agents deal with, for both raw materials and finished products.

Trade disputes

Moroğlu Arseven advises during all stages of planning and participating in dispute resolution procedures for international trade. The firm has supported clients in a range of positions, such as complainants, respondents and interested third parties.

We work closely with clients to understand applicable trade regulations, pre-emptively auditing compliance and developing practical strategies to solve conflicts, even before they arise. These include clients involved in CISG conflicts, as well as investigations by the Turkish Ministry of Economics regarding anti-dumping, countervailing duty, or safeguard measures.

Our firm actively participates in administrative processes for improving and modifying regulations, frequently submitting position papers to the Turkish Customs Directorate.

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