Customs Compliance | Global Trade Compliance | Consultancy Services

Customs Compliance | Global Trade Compliance | Consultancy Services

Customs Compliance | Global Trade Compliance. We are customs compliance and global trade compliance consultants. We specialise in the creation of customs compliance and global trade compliance solutions and strategies for multi-nationals and mid-market clients. 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, ChemicalsOil & Gas, Communications, and Food. We understand the distinctive challenges and issues faced by different industry sectors. Our consultancy services encompass inter alia customs compliance and planning, international trade law, freight management and global trade management systems. Throughout the process, we give equal attention to planning as well as trade compliance. Our services are provided in conjunction with a worldwide network of specialist customs consultants, trade lawyers and tax advisors. Our objective is to maximise cost and administrative efficiencies whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant customs rules and trade regulations.

The Benefits: Customs and Global  Trade Compliance Consultancy Services

Our Customs and Global Trade Compliance Consultancy Services deliver following benefits:

  • Enhanced customs compliance;
  • Reduced administration costs;
  • Optimised stock management;
  • Reduced international freight costs;
  • Improved service levels;
  • Reduced import duties;
  • Improved management information;
  • Sustainable best of breed processes;
  • Improved net margins; and
  • Increased competitive advantage.

Customs Planning: Customs and Global Trade Compliance Consultancy Services

Customs planning is a necessity for any business involved in the international movement of goods. Although 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. Such exposure can prove extremely costly unless it is managed and controlled through careful and timely planning. If your business is exposed to trade policy and customs considerations, can you answer the following questions with an unqualified “yes”? If not, you should undertake customs planning to support your international trading operations:

  • Are you aware of the impact of customs, from product design through to the terms of delivery to your export customers?
  • Have you quantified the burden on your business of customs duties and compliance costs and their effect on your profits?
  • Are you taking advantage of all available means of minimising customs duties and compliance costs?
  • Does somebody in your organisation have responsibility for customs planning and compliance?

Our Services: Customs and Global Trade Compliance Consultancy Services

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 links below to learn more about the vast array of customs planning services that we offer.

Our Approach: Customs and Global Trade Compliance Consultancy Services

We work with our clients to identify potential commercial transactions that may have customs compliance and global trade compliance implications. We arrange those transactions in such a way as to obtain the optimum treatment under customs and international trade law and practice. We would examine the terms on which they are sold and purchased. We would also take into account the location of manufacturing operations; the supply chain; and the international trading and invoicing structures of the companies involved.

It is vital that the customs compliance and global trade compliance issues are covered in any proposed international trade transaction at the outset. If not, 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 businesses 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 and Global Trade Compliance Consultants have an extensive knowledge and understanding of international trade regulations and procedures and of the relevant duties and taxes. We know how to apply their expertise to your commercial advantage; some of them have worked in industry and commerce as in-house customs compliance consultants and therefore have an instinctive understanding of your needs in this area; others are lawyers or former customs officers who have worked extensively with importers and exporters.

Our approach is essentially business orientated. We prefer not to wait for commercial policies to be determined or transactions to be arranged and only then try to deal with the customs implications. Instead, wherever possible, we work with you in advance to develop strategies which provide the optimum trade and customs treatment consistent with your other business objectives. Of course, things can go wrong: the best-laid plans can change, unforeseen developments can occur and problems can arise. In such circumstances, our expertise is available to assist you to solve problems quickly and effectively.