Trade Compliance

Ensure business continuity with effective customs compliance

Benefit from our long experience working with the trading community and governments worldwide. We help you to manage risk and strengthen your business through solid customs compliance. Contact us today and let’s talk about your needs. 

What you gain


Adhere to current legislation while reducing operational and financial risk


Avoid disturbances while ensuring utilisation of permits required to realise the trading strategy


Optimise work and mitigate risks with clear, well-implemented processes and routines


Ensure correct duties paid while reducing the risk of penalties and costly disruptions

About the discipline

There can be significant gains when you navigate the international trading environment by including customs in your strategic work, for example, as part of strategic sourcing, in connection with changes in the supply chain, or before establishment in a new market. Key elements include cost reduction and duty optimisation, organisation and centralisation, automation and digitization, process control and supply chain resilience, and risk and compliance management. Get in touch with us today to explore how you can benefit.

Opportunities with Trade Compliance

Understand and assess the impact of new customs legislation, including defining and implementing necessary actions.


Set priorities after an external audit to improve compliance levels and proactively support the evolution of customs compliance in your business.

Improve control and the correct usage of commodity codes, country of origin, and customs value, including establishing the routines and systems required.

Clarify whether unexpected delays in the flow of goods are caused by non-compliance and, where needed, set priorities to manage the outcome.


Revise the usage of free trade agreements and various permits to reduce costs and facilitate operations.



  • Pay the lowest permitted duties and fees.
  • Mitigate the risk of fines and other penalties.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and restrictions.
  • Utilise free trade agreements.


  • All companies involved in international trade.
  • Companies dealing with many different items or trading with several countries.
  • Companies trading with regulated markets.
  • Companies entering a new market or developing a new product.


  • Determination of the optimal commodity codes to use.
  • Maintenance and review of customs master data.
  • Translation and matching of current commodity codes to those of other countries. 

Origin and Free Trade Agreements


  • Optimise duties paid.
  • Strengthen compliance.
  • Ensure product labelling requirements.
  • Ensure smooth customs clearance.


  • High tariff industries, e.g. textile industries. 
  • Companies reviewing sourcing strategy, considering trade with other countries.
  • Companies trading with regulated markets.
  • Companies entering a new market or developing a new product.


  • Calculation of correct preferential origin on traded goods.
  • Review of origin calculations.
  • Evaluation and optimisation of existing preferential agreements.
  • Guidance in utilisation of new free trade and preferential trade agreements. 
  • Guidance when reviewing different possibilities for sourcing of goods.



  • Ensure compliance.
  • Reduce the risk of disturbances in the flow of goods.
  • Duty and VAT optimisation. 


  • International corporations with inter-company transactions.
  • Companies using a third-party intermediary for selling or buying.
  • Importing businesses where there are certain conditions of sales licences and/or royalty fees.
  • Companies providing machinery or tools to a third-country supplier.
  • Companies handling samples, giveaways, replacement goods and free of charge goods.


  • Guidance in how to calculate the customs value and which method to apply.
  • Support in determining transfer pricing.
  • Analysis of implications on customs valuation when setting up new trade flows.
  • Documentation on how the set customs value was calculated.
  • Understand what to include in the transaction value.

Permits and Licences


  • Save costs.
  • Simplify work processes.
  • Ensure the ability to import and export certain goods.


  • Companies trading goods with special requirements such as chemicals, fish or electrical components.
  • Companies reaching certain trade volumes, e.g. customs guarantee levels, cash flow issues.
  • Companies facing increased supply chain complexity, potentially causing lack of control or costly administration.


  • Customs advice in goods and product handling when entering new markets.
  • Screening and optimisation of customs processes to ensure regulatory compliance and identify potential duty savings.
  • In-depth analysis of which customs procedures will enable the most duty savings and supply chain efficiency.
  • Experienced hands-on support when applying for permits or licences from customs authorities.

Trade Flow Setup Support


  • Ensure an efficient flow of goods.
  • Increase customs process efficiency.
  • Risk mitigation.
  • Cost optimisation.


  • Companies starting up new business or entering new markets.
  • Companies changing sourcing or production.
  • Companies making regulatory updates and changes in current trade flows.


  • Analyse and advise which Incoterms to use.
  • How to utilise permits, licenses, and simplifications.
  • Provide advice and reports to make more well-informed decisions.
  • Support in implementing change.
  • Hands-on support on import and export regulations.

Export Control and Dual-use


  • Ensure trade compliance and reduce risk
  • Avoid disruptions in the flow of goods.


  • Exporting companies that trade high-tech or other regulated goods.
  • Exporting companies that trade in regulated markets.


  • Determination of commodities subject to export control or dual-use.
  • Guidance in export regulations.
  • Evaluation of existing and potential trading partners, i.e. sanction list screening.