International trade and commerce plays a critical role in the success of an economy. With a consumer centric economy, Pakistan imports and exports several goods and services to fulfil the domestic requirements.
The Government is also encouraging ‘Make in Pakistan’ projects where again significant inputs, parts and components are sourced from various foreign sources.
At the same time, Pakistan customs authorities have always played a vigilant role in regulating cross-border trade and this has given rise to multitude of laws, regulations and notifications to satisfy for import and export goods to and from Pakistan. This proves overwhelming for organisations to navigate their course often leading to mistakes and litigation.
Customs Advisory at SLF
Soft Law Firm (SLF) has a dedicated customs advisory and litigation practice. The attorneys have decades of experience in handling customs disputes for major organisations involved in global trade. The multidisciplinary team handling customs matters consists of qualified advocates, charted accountants, economists, ex-government officials, trade experts, and professionals trained in business management.
The team has extensively worked on custom laws including all subordinate rules, regulations and issues relating to classification, valuation, interpretation of exemption notifications, prohibitions and restriction on cross-border trade, Free Trade Agreements.
The team advises with tailor made solutions by ensuring that the support goes beyond taking care of merely the issue at hand. We envision multiple possible scenarios and accordingly our solutions are aimed at mitigating long term risks. We strive to work towards holistic solutions factoring in not only Customs laws but also allied laws including, Foreign Trade Policy, Food laws, Drugs and etc.
The team believes in supporting with end-to-end solutions to legal challenges faced in cross border business transactions with emphasis on ensuring legal compliance with customs and other allied laws. Special focus is also laid on gaining from tax planning opportunities and incentives given through various Government policies.
The Customs Advisory Practice (CAP) of Soft Law Firm provides end-to-end solutions to legal challenges faced in cross border business transactions with emphasis on ensuring legal compliance with customs and other allied laws while also gaining from tax planning opportunities and incentives given through various Government policies.