AXIPITER has a specific and strong expertise in indirect taxation, VAT and customs regulations for international trade, including energy and environmental taxes and excise duties (oil and gas products, alcohol, tobacco, etc.).


We are involved in the review and implementation of cross-border operations for the benefit of groups operating in international trade (import/export, intra-EU) to help understand and take into account the tax impacts of their activities. Our significant experience on these subjects also allows us to have trusted tax correspondents in many countries.

Our missions consist in securing and optimizing the cross-border transactions and activities of our clients: negotiation of tax provisions in international agreements, choice of Incoterms®, customs risks management, securing the relationship with freight forwarders/registered customs representatives, validation of customs classification data, customs value and preferential and non-preferential origins, subjects linked to tariff preferences (economic partnership or free-trade agreements, SPG granted by the EU, etc.) or to Union trade policy measures.

We have supported many companies in reviewing the BREXIT impacts and setting up appropriate operating methods or logistical, commercial or customs plans.

In terms of VAT, we cover all issues (territoriality, deduction, invoicing, establishment of reliable audit trails, dematerialization and e-invoicing, e-commerce and intra-community distance sales regime or imported goods/IOSS) for our international groups and SMEs clients, notably on their procedures with the tax authorities (registration, tax representation, one-stop-shop regime, refund claims, etc.) and regularization procedures (voluntary disclosure).