Customs and Trade seminar : 2017 EU Judgements review

on Jan 8, 2018 in News

Law Square and PwC review the 2017 case law in Brussels on 24 January and in Antwerp on 30 January

The past year the Court of Justice of the European Union gave preliminary rulings on quite a number of customs and excise issues and related VAT aspects. This case law is not only important from a compliance perspective but also provides opportunities. Experts at Law Square and PwC will provide you with an overview of the most significant rulings of 2017, and will discuss those from a legal and business perspective.

Jurgen Gevers, Advocaat Vennoot/Avocat Associé at Law Square in the Tax Policy – Dispute Resolution & Litigation practice, will be joined on 24 January in Brussels and on 30 January in Antwerp by Lionel Van Reet, Partner and Claire De Lepeleire, Director at PwC Belgium’s Customs & International Trade team, to discuss, amongst others, the following topics :

  • liability of the employer for the payment of a customs debt;
  • “royalties and licence fees” and “cost of transport” for the determination of the customs value;
  • the evidential value of OLAF reports within the framework of post-clearance recovery of import duties;
  • obligation of EU Member States to reimburse import duties levied in breach with EU law and to pay interests;
  • “substance over form” in excise matters;
  • incurrence of a customs debt and chargeability of VAT;

Ine Lejeune, Tax Policy – Dispute Resolution & Litigation Partner at Law Square, will open the session and draw conclusions of the seminar.


Ine Lejeune, Partner, Law Square
Lionel Van Reet, Partner ITX PwC Belgium
Jurgen Gevers, Advocaat Vennoot/Avocat Associé, Law Square
Claire De Lepeleire, Director ITX PwC Belgium

Want to learn more?

Don’t miss our seminars in Brussels and Antwerp, and register now!

Click here to register to attend the session in Brussels on 24 January 2018
Click here to register to attend the session in Antwerp on 30 January 2018

For more information on the event, please contact Jurgen Gevers.