Customs Consultants | Customs Compliance | Trade Facilitation

Welcome to Global Customs Compliance Ltd

We provide customs compliance, trade compliance, trade facilitation and customs modernisation consultancy services to both the private and public sectors. During the last two decades, we have built a reputation for first-class client service, problem-solving and technical excellence.

What we do

Customs Compliance and Trade Compliance Consulting Services

Customs Compliance and Trade Compliance Consultants specialising in the creation of customs and global trade solutions and strategies for multi-nationals and mid-market clients, encompassing inter alia customs, freight management and global trade management systems. We work closely with a worldwide network of the very best customs and international trade consultants and lawyers. Our objective is to maximise cost and administrative efficiencies whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant international trade rules and regulations. Throughout the process, equal attention is given to planning as well as compliance. We work with our clients to identify potential commercial transactions that may have customs and trade compliance implications and then to arrange those transactions in such a way as to obtain the optimum treatment under customs and international trade law and practice. Our advice would cover inter alia whether goods can be traded; the nature, content, specification, source, origin, cost, selling price, and marketing of goods; the terms on which they are sold and purchased; the location of manufacturing operations; the design of physical distribution facilities and systems; and the international structure of companies.

It is vital that customs and trade compliance issues are covered in any proposed international trade transaction at the outset otherwise, it may be too late to incorporate them once goods have been purchased.  It could even be too late once they have been manufactured. On the other hand, significant financial savings and operational benefits await those companies which recognise not only the benefits of customs and global trade compliance but the necessity of undertaking it as an integral part of the total business planning process.

Customs Modernisation and Trade Facilitation Consulting Services

Our customs modernisation and trade facilitation consultancy services are used by both governments and international donors. We focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Customs administrations and other border agencies in line with internationally recognised benchmarks such as the World Bank’s Trading Across Borders Index, or the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index, or the OECD’s Trade Facilitation Indicators. Our services deliver significant dividends for governments and donors alike and allow developing countries to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the expanding global trading system. We have performed customs modernisation and trade facilitation assignments in over 60 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Clients include the European Union, UNDP, ADB and the World Bank.

Our Expertise

Our Customs Consultancy Services

Every business involved in the movement of goods between different countries is exposed to international trade regulations and to the customs duties and taxes imposed on most imports and some exports. Such exposure can prove extremely costly unless it is managed and controlled through careful and timely planning. Significant financial savings and operational benefits await those companies which recognise not only the benefits of customs planning but the necessity of undertaking it as an integral part of the total business planning process. Please click on the link below to learn more about the vast array of customs advisory services that we offer.

Our Customs Compliance Services

Customs Modernisation & Customs Reform | Services

We provide well-designed and targeted Customs Modernisation & Customs Reform Services focussed on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Customs administrations which deliver significant dividends for governments and donors alike and allow developing countries to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the expanding global trading system. We have worked in over 50 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Clients include the European Union, UNDP, ADB and World Bank.

Our Global Trade Advisory Services

Although often conveniently referred to as customs matters, the measures governing international trade go far beyond basic import and export procedures and the payment of duties; they impact a wide range of commercial policies and transactions and are material to the activities of almost every function of the business. If your business is exposed to trade policy in addition to customs considerations, please click on the link below to learn more about the vast array of global advisory trade services that we offer.

Global Trade Advisory Services

Our Expertise

Our Logistics Advisory Services

Our freight audits offer an informed, objective and impartial analysis of a client’s freight forwarding arrangements. A client could use the findings of a freight audit as a comfort check, or a bargaining tool to obtain an improved deal on rates and service levels from current, or future suppliers of freight services. Our proven freight tender methodology has resulted in improved service levels and savings in excess of US$1.5 million for at least two clients. Please click on the link below to learn more about the vast array of logistics advisory services that we offer.

Our Logistics Advisory Services

Our Industry Driven Approach

Our industry-driven approach helps us develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and provides them with an informed perspective on the customs and international trade issues they face. We view a company in terms of its industry’s competitive landscape – the markets, the cycles, the trends – the countless factors that give the industry and its challenges their unique character. To this knowledge, we then apply our unrivalled customs and international trade consulting skills. Please click on the link below to learn more about the industry-driven services that we offer to clients around the globe.

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Our Global Coverage

We have offices in Europe, Africa and the Far East supplemented by a global network of associates and overseas partners. We have provided customs modernisation and capacity building services in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Palau, Philippines, Romania, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Our Office Network

Projects
98
Coffee cups
421
Clients
215
Awards
12

Our Trade Facilitation Projects

Our Clients

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Latest news

Support to Niue Customs

TradeCom P003: Targeted Support to PIFS to build capacity for Mainstreaming Trade Policy Frameworks (TPFs) & overall Trade Agenda in the Pacific Region, & to Niue for the Implementation of its TPF. Review of customs legislation to improve trade facilitation in Niue

Ajman Excellence Award Programme (AJEP)

Ajman Excellence Award Programme (AJEP) to promote excellence practices among the government entities in the Emirate of Ajman. Conducted assessment of two participating government entities: Department of Customs Affairs & the Department of Marine Affairs.

Enhancing Trade & Business Opportunities in Mozambique in the Framework of the SADC EPA Implementation

FWC LOT 10: Trade, Standards & Private sector: EuropeAid/132633/C/SER/multi (Request for services nº: 2017/384280/1) – Enhancing Trade & Business Opportunities in Mozambique in the Framework of the SADC EPA Implementation. Completing the terms of reference for the Category C of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement provisions: Enquiry Points (1.3); Consultations (2.2); Advance Rulings (3); Review […]

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