Jeremy White

Barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers

Jeremy White's practice covers advice and litigation in both civil and criminal matters regarding international trade and Customs & Excise law. He specializes in trade barriers and trade preference, especially when involving classification, origin, customs valuation and other technical issues. He has been instructed to represent clients in disputes with the Customs Authorities of Belgium, Cameroon, Ireland, India, Kenya, Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the UK.

Landmark cases have included Terex C-430/08 and Pace C-288/09.

Advisory work has covered the following subjects: customs duties, excise duties, international trade, prohibitions and restrictions, value added tax – VAT, anti-dumping duty, aggregates levy, transfer pricing, customs valuation, export control, trade sanctions, financial sanctions, common agricultural policy – CAP, fraud, indirect taxes insolvency issues, brand valuation.

The Chambers Guide says...

Tax: Indirect Tax

Ranking: Leading Junior

Has a first-class reputation for his work relating to customs and excise cases. He has an increasingly international practice due to his additional expertise in trade barriers."He's just about the best in terms of knowing how customs or border force approach things." (2015)

A leading specialist in customs and excise duty cases. He has additional expertise in questions of trade barriers, and has built up an extensive international taxation caseload. "He's very capable, good with clients and turns papers around quickly." (2014)

Jeremy White is, according to sources, "the customs duties king." His practice sees him advise on trade barriers and customs authorities disputes all around the world. His many clients include companies who are household names such as Carlsberg (2013)

The Legal 500 says...

Tax: Corporate and VAT

Ranking: VAT: Leading Junior (2014)

'He is keenly analytical, and the first choice for customs classification and excise matters' (2014)

Jeremy White is 'extremely strong' on VAT and customs matters (2011).