Global Trade & Customs Consulting

How to deal with customs requirements and global trade?

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.

Save the date:
13th Swiss Customs Law Conference (in German)
  • Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Time: 8am – 5pm, incl. lunch and networking
  • Venue: Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern

Learn more (in German)

Our Global Trade and Customs services portfolio

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

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

Start thinking about export control and sanctions

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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

CUSTOMised – Our blog about global trade and customs


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Frequently asked questions

Digitisation in the customs sector: Status with Swiss companies? (German only)

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.

Customs environment: Are Swiss companies prepared for the future? (German only)

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.

Trade wars: effects on Swiss companies? (German only)

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.

Contact us

Simeon L. Probst

Simeon L. Probst

Partner, Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 53 51

Christina Haas Bruni

Christina Haas Bruni

Senior Manager Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 51 24