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Trade wars and Brexit: the importance of origin declarations

Van Bael & Bellis


This webinar will discuss the importance of declaring the correct origin of your goods in today’s fractious trade world, where the origin of the goods may determine whether they are subject to additional duties due to the trade war. The origin of the goods will also play a key role in the future trade relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom (and it does now with regard to existing free trade agreements concluded by the European Union), while it will also have more immediate consequences in the event of a no-deal scenario.

This webinar will cover the following issues:

  • EU non-preferential origin: trade war
  • Preferential origin: free trade agreements and Brexit
  • Compliance risks
  • Legal remedies

Pablo Muñiz

Pablo Muñiz is head of the customs practice of Van Bael & Bellis. He specialises in EU trade law, with a particular emphasis on customs law, which he has practised in Brussels since 2001. He also advises clients, including a number of trade associations, on other aspects of EU law, such as free movement of goods and the internal market regulatory framework. 

He has a wide range of experience in customs law, including customs classification, origin issues, customs valuation, compliance programmes, duty suspensions, export controls and sanctions.

Pablo regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional customs matters involving the European Commission, OLAF and the World Customs Organization. He represents clients before EU national customs administrations and courts, frequently supported by a multijurisdictional team. His experience also includes litigation before the EU Court of Justice.


Pablo Muñiz


27 February 2020
14:00 - 14:55 UTC
55 min