Effective management and control of the customs and international trade function is a key factor to a successful global trading strategy. To help you benchmark your organisation, we have provided a few indicators outlining some of the practices commonly associated with best of breed businesses. These suggestions are meant to be an indicative, rather than exhaustive, list of best practices in respect of customs and trade management. We also recognise that each company, industry and supply chain is unique and therefore a one-size-fits-all approach is not advocated.