Albert Castel

Expert in industrial products controlled by the customs administration









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SERVICE OFFER: Albert Castel was a member of the scientific staff of the customs laboratories. He was first engineer at the Paris Customs Laboratory; then Scientific Advisor at the Directorate General of Customs and Indirect Rights; then still responsible for mission to the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (SGDSN); and finally director of laboratory in Paris, expert for the customs administration in tariff classification of high-technology products and dual-use goods. His experience (both technical and administrative aspects) concerned in particular the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature of the Common Customs Tariff; on the interpretation of the list of dual-use items; and on the interpretation of lists of goods subject to restrictive measures for the export of sensitive goods to certain countries (such as Iran, Syria, Libya, etc.). He has been an independent consultant since 2010. His company, called Technidouanes, offers his services to industrial enterprises wishing to be assisted during their customs declarations; or in the case of customs controls on their previous statements. His skills are indicated in the four sections developed below:







IMPORTS: The activity of Albert Castel is to indicate the tariff classification of an imported good, following the rules of the Combined Nomenclature and the explanatory notes to the harmonized system of codification and designation of goods, after explaining the nature of the industrial product concerned and its function.


EXPORTS: Albert Castel proposes to provide a manufacturer high-tech products a report proving (if this is possible) that material to be exported is not included in the list of goods dual use, or in the case of sensitive goods subject to restrictive measures for embargoed countries.



ENERGY: This service offer from Albert Castel focuses on energy products, ie on fuels normally subject to the internal consumption tax required by customs administration (TICGN, TIC, etc.) but benefitingin certain cases of exemptions in accordance with the provisions of Article 265 of the French Customs Code


ENVIRONMENT: Albert Castel intervenes at the request of companies producing industrial waste normally not subject to the general tax on hazardous activities (TGAP), but benefiting in certain cases from an exemption; or waste dangerous goods subject to traffic control. in case of control of the from the customs administration.


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Updated June, 2022

 © Albert Castel April 2018