Provided by Pablo Muñiz
Pablo heads Van Bael & Bellis’ customs practice. He specialises in EU trade law, with a particular emphasis on EU customs law, including customs classification, origin issues, free trade agreements and other preferential arrangements, repayment requests, customs valuation, duty suspensions, as well as export controls and sanctions.
Pablo often handles multi-jurisdictional customs matters involving disputes in several EU Member states, ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach throughout the EU, handling the administrative procedure before the customs administration and the appeals before the national courts, in some cases with the aim to refer the matter to the EU Court of Justice.
He regularly advises clients on multi-jurisdictional customs matters involving the EU Courts, the European Commission, OLAF, and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
Pablo has participated in training seminars organised by the WCO and regularly speaks on EU customs matters at conferences and events held worldwide.
Joined Van Bael & Bellis in 2001, became a Partner in 2011.
Member of the Oviedo (Spain) and Brussels Bars.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Global Trade and Customs Journal.