Trade & Customs

Trade lawyers par excellence

Van Bael & Bellis has the largest and most expert team of lawyers in Brussels handling EU and WTO trade law, with more than 30 years of experience in the field.

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  • "Clearly the leading firm in the field of trade remedies in Brussels"

    Chambers Global

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  • Commanding international trade practice with a market-leading Brussels team and additional experience in Geneva.

    Chambers Global
  • Van Bael & Bellis is highly regarded, particularly for its expertise in anti-dumping matters although the practice also handles a range of customs and WTO matters.

    Legal 500
  • Difficult to find a team that does as well on both the legal and business sides.

    Chambers Europe
  • Van Bael & Bellis has 'an exceptional amount of experience' and is among the best available in Brussels for trade work.

    Legal 500

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With 7 partners, 2 counsel and 22 associates, Van Bael & Bellis is the EU law firm with the largest team of specialised trade lawyers.

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Recent publications

    • 11.05.2017
    • Articles

    European Trade Policy “En Marche”: The Impact of Emmanuel Macron’s election as French President

    On 7 May 2017, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France with 66% of the vote. Given the increased political weight of France in the European Union (“EU”) after Brexit, Emmanuel Macron’s position regarding free trade and globalisation is likely to shape the EU’s trade policies in the foreseeable future.

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    • 24.02.2017
    • Articles

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force

    WTO | Following ratification by two-thirds of the WTO membership, the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (“TFA”) entered into force on 22 February 2017. The objective of the TFA is to simplify, modernize and streamline import and export procedures, customs formalities and transit requirements. In addition, the TFA is intended to improve transparency and predictability and enhance customs cooperation. In this way, the TFA will make it easier for small and medium-sized companies to participate in global value chains, and encourage developing countries to diversify their economies.

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    • 14.02.2017
    • Articles

    The legality of the proposed U.S. “border adjustment tax" under WTO law

    WTO | This Memorandum addresses the legality under WTO law of the border adjustment tax proposed by a number of Republican representatives in the United States House of Representatives.

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