Goran provides commercial advice on customs and international trade matters to multi-national clients.
Goran is a senior associate in our Tax and Trade & Customs Practices and is based in The Hague.
He specialises primarily in the areas of customs classification, rules of origin, customs valuation, customs procedures, free trade agreements, export controls and sanctions, with a particular focus on the Communications and Life Sciences sectors. His experience encompasses international restructuring projects advising on structuring and improvement of customs supply-chain aspects, excise duty compliance and coherent risk and liability exposures. He has also advised clients on numerous export control compliance matters, applicability of EU restrictive measures as well as the EU 'blocking' Regulation. Goran is also a member of our Tech & Comms and Life Sciences Groups.
Goran represents multi-national clients before the Dutch courts and Court of Justice of the European Union. He also represents clients before national authorities in relation to Binding Tariff Information rulings, customs valuation rulings, export controls license applications and voluntary self-disclosures.
Goran was admitted to the bar in 2009. During his international and European Law master course at Leiden University, he worked as a legal clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague. Goran joined us in 2008 and in the years 2010-2012 he practiced trade and customs law at a global law firm before re-joining us in 2013. Goran is a Dutch and Serbo-Croatian native speaker and is fluent in English. Furthermore, he is a member of the editorial department of our Dutch knowledge portal, BirdBuzz (birdbuzz.nl) and regularly publishes articles on Trade & Customs law issues.