Dispute with Lithuanian customs department

Our team has represented a company, which is active in the agricultural sector and whose main business focus is on the importing and reselling of a variety of goods at wholesale level.

The company was assessed to have accrued additional customs duties on imported goods by the Lithuanian customs authorities.

We have successfully proved that an alleged violation of law (if any) was only a formal one and hence it should not lead to additional taxation. Substance over form principle should be applied both ways equally. The successful representation was crucially important for the client as it has set a precedent in the defence against the pressure of government institutions.

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