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Fabienne Vermeeren specializes in advising multinational corporations, trade associations and sovereign clients on EU trade and customs matters.
Ms. Vermeeren frequently works on customs law issues including classification, valuation and origin matters, as well as the EU's successive GSP regimes and Free Trade Agreements. She actively monitors EU customs developments, including the adoption of security-related amendments and authorized economic operator status, as well as the ongoing modernization of the European Customs Code. She has been involved in drafting briefing papers for and lobbying Member States and the European Commission on the classification of various consumer electronic products under discussion in the EU Nomenclature Committee.
Ms. Vermeeren also works on EU export control matters and sanctions regimes and their enforcement and licence application procedures at Member State level. She has been involved in advising and training multinational clients to ensure compliance in these matters.
Over the past twenty years, Ms. Vermeeren has worked extensively on antidumping cases in the EU, in particular on the "Community interest" and injury aspects of numerous fertilizer cases, and the customs aspects of antidumping cases in various product sectors (e.g. classification and origin issues). Ms. Vermeeren frequently contributes to published articles on trade-related issues, and speaks at leading conferences in her field.