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Customs and global trade

Effective management of global trade decisions and obligations is of strategic significance to a company’s global supply chain. Deloitte’s customs and global trade specialists are experienced in global trade strategy, automation, export controls, and import/export compliance. Their strategies are designed to help reduce customs duty payments and other international trade costs, help increase duty recoveries, and help ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met in a cost-effective manner.

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Customs and global trade diagnostics

Deloitte offers a combination of flexible, innovative technology and tactical advisory to help clients efficiently manage Customs and international Trade business processes, assess compliance risks, and take advantage of cash flow opportunities. Customs and global trade diagnostics delivers a systematic, streamlined framework to multinational companies seeking greater transparency into trade data and compliance levels and pursuing  stronger operational and strategic compliance measures covering classification, origin, and valuation. Enhanced customs and trade operations help free supply chain and financial staff  to focus on strategic business objectives as well as help facilitate consistent diagnosis of customs and trade related risks and opportunities.

Export controls  
Deloitte’s global  market leading export control practice is a multidisciplinary, multilingual team of lawyers, consultants, ex-government officials and industry specialists, combining years of experience in global export controls. Deloitte has a strong reputation for its knowledge in encryption controls and leads international thought-leadership activities in this field. Our export control teams throughout the world work with clients to review current compliance processes, conduct large scale, multi-country classification projects, provide training, develop or enhance existing compliance programmes, and implement automated solutions to support internal controls.

Trade compliance and controversy services
Companies are facing an increasing number of compliance requirements imposed by the countries in which they operate, as well as more rigorous enforcement by tax authorities. Deloitte offers efficient, cost-effective customs and global trade compliance services including cosourcing and outsourcing options. We help companies reduce risk and provide more timely and transparent reporting through the application of technology based solutions. This approach improves data management and ensures data integrity and accuracy. When controversies arise Deloitte provides audit assistance, representation and litigation before authorities, advisory opinions and reports. Discover Deloitte's Compliance and Reporting Services and approach.

Worldwide Deloitte's customs and global trade team includes lawyers, accountants, auditors, customs brokers, economists, former government officials, and industry specialists. Deloitte professionals help companies with a variety of customs and global trade related needs such as optimizing post merger integration by tracking duty risks and opportunities for potential tax deductions and in helping to reconcile and determine consistent support for what is an "arm's length" or "fair" value for both customs and transfer pricing purposes

Business model optimisation  
Companies are looking for a sustainable competitive edge. Deloitte's Business Model Optimisation (BMO) professionals work as part of an integrated team consisting of consulting, enterprise risk and tax specialists. We focus on removing avoidable costs from global trade transactions while ensuring compliance with the myriad of trade regulations around the world. Deloitte's approach to optimizing business models and supply chains considers both import and export requirements, which helps companies to avoid incremental duty/trade costs and/or supply chain interruption. It also affords companies an opportunity to optimize their customs and global trade processes and to gain a sustainable competitive edge through increased efficiency.

Deloitte delivers business model optimisation services using the BMO Insight methodology, part of the Deloitte Tax Insight suite of services, a set of experience based approaches to developing solutions to a range of tax issues and opportunities.

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