What we do
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 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.
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) 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 […]