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Legal support for import and export operations in Ukraine

What we do

  • We will determine what documents you need for the import or export operation;
  • We will check whether your product is on the list for mandatory obtaining a license;
  • Development of a contract from scratch or checking it for further import or export operations;
  • Checking the readiness of all necessary documents for the successful import or export of goods;
  • Preparation of Declarations;
  • Advisory assistance when passing the border and customs;
  • Import cost calculation;
  • Consultation with a tax and customs specialist;
  • Obtaining a Euro 1 certificate and other additional services.
Legal support for import and export operations
from 900 USD

Import license in Ukraine: do I need it?

The first thing you need to know is that not everyone needs an import or export license. Every year in Ukraine a list of goods is established that actually require such a document. Typically, these are potentially dangerous products, for example those containing freon. For all others, a license is not needed, but other documents will be needed, including Declarations, a properly executed agreement and much other data.

If the need to obtain a license is your case, the top solution would be to prepare for the process in advance. The fact is that the government agency considers the case for quite a long time, about a month, and you definitely wouldn’t want to be stuck at the border for this period.

To obtain a license comfortably, our lawyers check in advance the availability of all necessary documents, including a foreign economic contract, invoices, additional permits and others. We draw up an application ourselves and submit it according to the established procedure.

Important! Even if you are denied a License, you can find a way out, for example, try to get a one-time license. An international trade and import lawyer will tell you what to do. But it is in your best interests to contact us not at the moment of the onset of negative consequences, but before - in order to avoid such risks.


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    Support of import and export of any goods

    In our practice, there have been cases of legal support for import and export operations of a wide variety of goods - from equipment to services and ozone-depleting substances.
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    Comprehensive assistance

    A license is only one step in the import or export process. Moreover, it is not always required. But organizing all logistics and passing through Ukrainian customs will require the participation of lawyers of various specializations.


Our lawyers will advise you!

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Lawyer for import operations in Ukraine

Even if you don’t need a license, you will have to work hard on a number of conditions in order to calmly and profitably import or export goods from Ukraine.

Important! Due to military operations in Ukraine, import rules can change quite often, decisions are made instantly. You need to be prepared for a variety of scenarios, minimizing risks for yourself and your business.

The first thing a lawyer does in such a situation is to work with the contract under which you plan to carry out the operation. If such an agreement has already been written, but we find provisions in it that, as we know from experience, can lead to controversial situations at the border, we will recommend our own amendments or additions that can reduce such risks.

Next, we will move on to an analysis of the accompanying documents that the driver must have, including invoices, financial documents or waybills.

The help of a lawyer is guaranteed to be needed in complex cases, for example, transportation of equipment. Very often, large equipment is transported by several vehicles, and the equipment is considered a whole unit. There needs to be clear guidance on how such vehicles can cross the border without problems.

Our lawyer will not just receive 1 or a couple of documents for you, he will draw up a clear algorithm of actions so that you understand exactly how to go through the entire procedure and what awaits you at each stage. Of course, a specialist will be in touch all the time, and if a delay or problem arises at any time, he will be able to quickly respond to it.


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Important to know

Lawyer for export operations in Ukraine

For both exports and imports, it is important to remember that a customs refusal can be challenged. To do this, it is necessary to deeply analyze the reason for the refusal, you may have to consult with the customs office itself, and then correctly eliminate the errors that led to the refusal.

A separate operation with which our lawyers also help is the import and export of services.

If you need any help for importing or exporting goods in Ukraine, please contact us!


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner