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.
Our client base is mostly from Western Europe, North America and North Asia. In the last two decades, we have covered practically every industry sector including, Automotive, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Retail & Consumer Products, Communications and Food & Drink.
Customs Modernisation and Trade Facilitation Consultants providing consultancy services to governments and donors alike. 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.
What our clients say
“I have worked with James on several occasions and on different topics. In Moldova, in 2008, I met James when he delivered an extensive training on Customs Origin and Valuation. The knowledge he has on these Customs issues is prooven to be on a very high level. When I met James again in Kosovo in 2010 he delivered a comprehensive and high-quality report on Supply Chain Security for the Customs. The quality of his work, his knowledge on many terrains and his easy way to communicate are impressive. A great colleague to work with”.
Deep knowledge on customs issues. Easy to communicated with and find best solution.
“I have worked with James on several occasions and on different topics. In Moldova, in 2008, I met James when he delivered an extensive training on Customs Origin and Valuation. The knowledge he has on these Customs issues is proven to be on a very high level. When I met James again in Kosovo in 2010 he delivered a comprehensive and high-quality report on Supply Chain Security for the Customs. The quality of his work, his knowledge on many terrains and his easy way to communicate are impressive. A great colleague to work with”.
“I worked for James for over two years while he led KPMG’s international trade & customs practice. He is a great leader who supports his team and earns the respect of those he works with. He has an excellent ability to grasp quickly complex customs compliance issues and to mitigate the underlying liabilities with appropriate business solutions. His intellect and ability to identify duty savings opportunities will enable him to be successful in any situation. I very much enjoyed working with James and would highly recommend him”.
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James Lenaghan finishes his 3-year term as Director of Customs, Mauritius Revenue Authority.