Customs and International Trade

Navigate customs and global trade with PwC expert guidance and tailored solutions

An interdisciplinary approach

  • 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.

We are convinced that all strategic areas of your company can be covered with state-of-the-art technologies. We concentrate on four areas: Processes, people, technology and governance. Our goal is to provide you with tailor-made advice.

Meet the experts behind your customs and trade success

Our team of experts for Global Trade and Customs is here to support you with your business's challenges.

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13th Swiss Customs Law Conference

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Time: 8am – 5pm, incl. lunch and networking
  • Venue: Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern

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Our Global Trade and Customs services

Trade flows and customs procedures

Review and optimization of your national and international trade flows and customs procedures.

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

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).

Trade Activator

Trade Activator

We have the advanced analytics capabilities to give you a overview of your global trade operations, supported by insights into trade data from a range of sources.

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Trade compliance in your ERP transformation

Many businesses will soon be moving to new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Make sure that tax compliance doesn’t get left behind in the planning!

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Export control

Export control

Start thinking about export control and sanctions.

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Swissness Services

The Swissness advice from PwC

In the summer of 2013, the Swiss parliament passed a new Swissness legislation with the aim of securing the added value of the "Swiss" brand in the long term.

Our Swissness Services

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Simeon L. Probst

Partner, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 53 51


Zurich office

Oliver Hulliger

Director, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 56 96


Ekaterina Rassadkina

Senior Manager, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 00 44


Arnaud Van de Vondel

Senior Manager, Global Trade Automation, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 44 00


Basel office

Christina Haas Bruni

Senior Manager, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 51 24


Wolfgang Baer

Senior Manager, Global Trade Automation, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 52 07


Michel Cabrio

Manager, Global Trade Automation, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 50 70


Pierre Begle

Manager, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 50 63


Sonja Wilhelm

Associate, Customs, Trade & VAT Consulting, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 52 88


Geneva office

Maeva Rancoeur

Manager, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

+41 58 792 91 85


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Blog posts



The video is only available in German.

Digitisation in the customs sector: Status with Swiss companies?

The companies have a lot of catching up to do in the customs area. Resources must be released in order to improve digitisation. The solutions are available, but some companies are unwilling to invest.

The video is only available in German.

Customs environment: Are Swiss companies prepared for the future?

There are many challenges in the customs environment: Trade wars, Brexit, international challenges or the DaziT transformation programme. Ultimately, compliance must be ensured from a customs and foreign trade perspective in order to minimise risks.

The video is only available in German.

Trade wars: effects on Swiss companies?

Trade wars force companies to review the supply structure in the customs sector and have a direct impact on Swiss companies, which now have to inform themselves in order to be able to react flexibly.