The corporate structure of a multinational company can have a substantial impact on its liabilities to customs duties. The organisational structure may be important since the use of agents, branches, export companies, trading companies and re-invoicing centres can affect significantly the group’s liabilities to import duties. The chain of transactions may also be critical. Even intra-group accounting arrangements can have customs implications.
To develop the most effective legal, financial and trading structures for customs purposes by routing goods through the most suitable type of entity in the appropriate country, we have achieved savings for clients running into millions of dollars with a direct and positive impact on group profitability.