International Trade & Transportation Law

Whenever it comes to manufacturing, importing, and distributing consumer products in Europe, companies trust DHK. We help companies dealing with allowances, investigations and proceedings before the EU as well as in proceedings before other federal and state consumer agencies or governmental institutions.

DHK has a proven record of advising international companies on a range of legal issues including regulatory issues, import licenses and product liability. We ensure a level of sensitivity for health and safety standards adequate to your products. We carry out or support you in all reasonable administrative proceedings mandatory or beneficiary to your business.

Our special focus is on food and beverages simply because the EU is by far the biggest importer of food worldwide triggering an ongoing demand for legal support. The EU itself ascertains that agricultural trade to non EU countries is an important factor in the sustained and continued economic growth. Our clients play relevant roles in their respective markets. They import commodities as well as finished goods from countries outside the EU. Vice versa we support our clients seeking advice for exporting their products in particular to the U.S. and Asia.

If you intend to get started in the EU, if you want to broaden your sales territory, or if you simply struggle within the number of still existing national authorities within the European Union, we advise you in complying with all legal and regulatory standards. Such affect product development, testing, operations, product safety programs and product liability avoidance, recall advice including crisis management, voluntary corrective action plans, recall implementation, Government reporting requirements and many others.

At wish we may also implement a Compliance Management System enabling you to track conformity with legal requirements at all times.

Email the Consumer Products & International Trade team with questions or comments.

Key contact(s)

Guido Imfeld
Dr. Eric Heitzer
Dr. Vera I. Gronen
Christoph Schmitz-Schunken