International Trade and Compliance
Practical expertise to support your trade and compliance supply chain needs
Customs, Trade and Brexit
Educate your team on trade and customs requirements for your business, your responsibilities and the consequences of non compliance. Also, develop systems and processes, internally and with suppliers to ensure compliance.
Evaluate special customs procedures that can simplify customs procedure and minimise the impact of duties, and provide support with revenue and customs authorities authorities on compliance, classification, origin and valuation issues.
Supply chain assessment, risk mitigation and re-alignment of logistics and customs challenges following Brexit.
Tariff Impact Assessment and Mitigation
Changes in global tariffs have the potential to significantly disrupt the economics of existing manufacturing and distribution footprints.
We have worked with several companies to assess the impact of actual and proposed tariff changes and to develop tariff mitigation strategies.
This involves analysing at global supply chain network design in conjunction with classification and origin rules to address tariff changes but also to prepare supply chains for further disruption and the requirement to become more adaptable.
Broker Audit and Compliance
Many companies engage the services of external customs brokers to clear goods through customs and make declarations on their behalf.
We have developed a broker audit compliance capability to provide ongoing assurance that these declarations meet classification, valuation and documentation requirements.
Other services in this area
External process certification can be driven by industry and customer requirements but it can also drive significant process and commercial benefits.
We actively support companies in assessing the relevance of certification for their business and manage the certification process in conjunction with their teams.
Specifically we support:
AEO customs certification – provides assurance on customs processes, product security and is a requirement to take advantage of many customs simplifications.
ISO Certification – quality management system design, implementation and certification support.
TAPA Certification – ensure product security within an operation and through the supply chain processes.
Medical device and health products GDP and responsible person training.
How important is compliance?
Compliance requirements are at the heart of exports, product security and trade. Supply chain teams are frequently unaware of their responsibilities or they lack the systematic processes, to ensure ongoing compliance.
Whether customs, security, regulatory related, or in maintaining your organisation’s certifications, compliance is a key element of success. Maintaining and expanding your compliance certifications can also act as a differentiator for your business in the market place.
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