Jean-Marie Salva

Jean-Marie Salva
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Who's Who Legal Trade & Customs: Lawyers

Jean-Marie Salva, partner at DS Avocats, has a practice focused on international commercial law and indirect taxation (customs/indirect taxes/VAT). 

Jean-Marie Salva deals with various technical fields as both counsel and litigator, including international trade regulations; implementation of sanctions and export control compliance programmes; best customs clearance practices and most economically favourable cross-border trade operations; follow-up on dumping and countervailing regulations; and trade defence instruments.

He has expertise in tariff classification, origin under general and preferential tariff regimes, customs valuation, including transfer pricing strategies, valuation adjustment elements and biding tariff and origin information.

Jean-Marie Salva has extensive experience in representations and defence of anti-dumping, countervailing or safeguards allegations. His expertise spans a broad range of commodity products, including steel, non-ferrous trade such as in aluminum, energy industry goods and the construction industry.

He provides recognised expertise in export control on products and services of military or dual-use nature, as well as goods subject to the CITES. His expertise also covers economic sanctions.

A former French customs member, Jean-Marie Salva joined the French Federation of International Trade Companies, specialised in mechanics and electronics, as legal counsel in 1988, then as executive manager. 

He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and is chair of its French customs committee and vice chair of its customs committee. He is registered as an ICC arbitrator within the WCO pre-shipment inspection dispute settlement body. He is a specialist adviser to the European Parliament committee on international trade.

He founded and served as chair of Collin de Sussy, a French professional customs association; and founded and served as vice chair of the French International Federation of Authorised Economic Operators (IFAEO).

WWL says: Jean-Marie Salva is a highly regarded practitioner in the French market who is "recommended for his customs work" by peers in Europe.

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