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Customs and global trade

Overview

Customs and global tradeEffective management of global trade decisions and obligations is an important—and sometimes overlooked—factor in a company’s global supply chain. Deloitte's global network of Customs & global trade specialists are experienced in global trade strategy, automation, export controls and import/export compliance. Our professionals help design strategies and structure global transactions to reduce customs duty payments and other international trade costs, increase duty recoveries and help ensure legal and regulatory requirements are met in a cost-effective manner. We offer services in the following main areas:

Export controls 

Deloitte’s 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 expertise in encryption controls and leads international thought-leadership activities in this field. Our export control team works with clients to review current compliance processes, conduct large scale, multi-country classification projects, provide training, develop or enhance existing compliance programs, and implement automated solutions to support internal controls.

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Trade compliance & 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 & global trade compliance services including co-sourcing 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.

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Consulting 

Deloitte’s Customs & global trade team includes lawyers, accountants, auditors, customs brokers, economists, former government officials, and industry specialists. We advise companies on both fiscal and non-fiscal regulations to help them avoid additional duties, taxes and penalties related to non-compliance, as well as consequences like complete import or export stops (e.g., REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Authorized Economic Operator and others). Deloitte professionals help companies with a variety of Customs & 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.

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Business model optimization 

Companies are looking for a sustainable competitive edge. Deloitte’s Business model optimization (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 & global trade processes and to gain a sustainable competitive edge through increased efficiency.

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Tax management consulting (TMC) 

Deloitte provides companies and public bodies with support and advice on global trade technology solutions for Tax accounting and reporting. We deliver comprehensive, tailored solutions to clients through centrally led, global teams that consist of Information Technology consultants, economists, former government officials, lawyers, and industry specialists. We assist businesses with vendor selection to assess and identify the optimal solutions; blueprinting of Customs & global trade processes; functional and technical implementation(s); integration of the trade solutions with various ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, AS400, and others); and post-launch application support.

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