Trade and Customs

We have acted in relation to a broad range of issues in the area of international trade for importers and exporters, both in relation to non-EU and EU trade (in particular between Ireland and the UK). We have acted for a number of business in the transport sector, which undertake road and marine transport of goods for importers and exporters.

Our experience includes

  • drafting and reviewing trading domestic and international terms and conditions
  • drafting and reviewing  invoice discounting facilities for lenders and traders
  • contract disputes arising from international sales for both Irish businesses and international suppliers
  • reviewing letters of credit
  • ship finance (for lenders)
  • debt recovery and disputes for international traders against Irish customers and suppliers
  • debt recovery and disputes for Irish traders in the UK
  • advising on customs compliance obligations
  • implementing customs systems
  • advising on customs facilitation and disputes with customs authorities (as tax consultant)
  • advising on VAT in international trade
  • advising on  transport, compliance and other issues for international hauliers.

We have written in Irish Legal Guide the only Irish legal text on international trade and exporting. It includes detailed coverage of international sale contract issues, carriage of goods by sea, air and road, trade finance, customs and other export control.We have written at length in Brexit Issues ( in relation to customs and related issues in the context of Brexit.