International Trade, Compliance & Investment

Toshev & Boteva's Brussels legal team has more than 30 years’ experience with European Union and international trade matters. We have a strong command of the formulation and application of EU trade policy and offer our clients effective advice and representation of their trade interests, concerning both the EU market and third country markets. Our key aims are to ensure fair market access and to ensure for our clients the application of EU trade policy and other measures consistent with EU law and the international trade rules of the WTO.  

The Brussels trade team has substantial experience with EU trade remedies cases (antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard proceedings) and also concerning customs issues and the trade impact of legislative initiatives in other areas of EU regulatory competence, for example the trade impact of EU measures concerning:

  • Chemical substances
  • Product approvals and technical standards
  • Food safety rules
  • Environmental protection measures 

Where trade obstacles arise in the form of EU Member State domestic regulatory measures, we work with the European Commission to obtain intra-EU “free movement” remedies, relating to the marketing of both goods and services. The types of services we provide on these trade and other market access matters include:

  • Representation in Brussels and on-site through all phases of EU trade remedies proceedings
  • Assessment, legal support, and strategy to influence EU trade proposals
  • Strategy and advocacy on EU customs classification/valuation, preferential regimes, and application of EU rules of origin
  • Advice and legal initiatives to challenge Member State and third-country laws hindering market access, through EU administrative procedures that can lead to potential WTO dispute settlement, and EU judicial proceedings
  • Appeal of EU trade regulations before the EU Courts
  • Advice and advocacy contesting WTO validity of EU trade and regulatory measures 


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