Global Trade and Customs Consulting

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How to deal with customs requirements and global trade?

Is your company globally active? Do you have to deal with countless trade regulations and hurdles? Are you facing severe cost pressure with regards to duty savings and export opportunities? Our experts will help you maintaining control over your entire supply chain and support you in strategic decisions, whereas in the area of customs procedures, free-trade agreements, export controls, and of course, IT process automation. Our team defends an interdisciplinary and global approach, which integrates end-to-end solutions: from legal support to international transformation projects, including risk assessment and IT-solutions implementation.
 

Our Global Trade and Customs services portfolio

  • Consulting on global trade flows and customs procedures
    Review and optimization of your national and international trade flows and customs procedures.

  • Consulting on customs regulations in Switzerland and abroad
    Review of customs and trade-related regulations relevant to your business on a global scale.

  • Legal advising
    Legal representation and advising in customs matters, including international trade sanctions, boycotts, export controls (e.g. dual-use goods regulations) or import/export licenses.
    Information and assessment of customs procedures.
    Processes optimization and binding information for Switzerland, the EU or other customs territories.

  • IT solutions for Global Trade and Customs
    Implementation of solutions for trade compliance, preferential origin and customs clearance. Assessment of software and system health-check. Master data and document management.

  • Optimization of trade in goods
    Implementation of regulations pertaining to origin determination (preferential and non-preferential), issuance of origin certificates and long-term vendor declaration.
    Advising and support regarding the Swissness legislation.
    Ensuring the smooth interaction between all issues relevant for your supply chain, such as BEPS, VAT or transfer pricing.

  • Immediate advice over the phone
    Information for staff via Hotline.

  • GTS Support Services:
    Single-Point of contact for troubleshooting and regulatory watch (proactive alerts).
     

 

Our Services Portfolio


 

What are your benefits?
 



 

Our approach

We believe that state-of-the-art solutions encompass all strategic areas of your company. We focus on four areas: processes, people, technology and governance, in order to offer you tailor-made services.
 



Simeon Probst
Partner Customs & Trade and VAT, Basel
Tel: +41 58 792 53 51
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Our publications

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The PwC Experience of Elesta GmbH

PwC designs tailor-made global trade and customs IT solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises: electronic customs clearance, preferential origin determination, international sanctions and embargoes screening.

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GTS Support Services

Goods blocked at the border? Documents disputed or missing? Invoices with inadequate product description? While your valuable cargo is unavailable, your customer is waiting, or your production line is blocked.

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Free Trade Agreement with China

On Saturday, 6 July 2013, the FTA between Switzerland and China was signed in Beijing. But what does that mean now for Switzerland‘s economy and its companies? Which markets and opportunities will open up? And how can you benefit from this treaty?

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Free Trade Agreement with China

On Saturday, 6 July 2013, the FTA between Switzerland and China was signed in Beijing. But what does that mean now for Switzerland‘s economy and its companies? Which markets and opportunities will open up? And how can you benefit from this treaty?

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Driving across borders

Customs information for businesses, employees and private individuals using vehicles for cross-border trips

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A look at the present and future of customs and trade

To stay competitive in a global trade environment, companies need a smart strategy integrating the entire range of customs and trade activities in their value chain − particularly on the IT side.


 

CUSTOmised – Our blog about global trade and customs

In our blog, you will find news and useful information concerning global trade and customs themes, current changes in laws and regulations. Stay up to date and register now!

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