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SAP Global Trade Services

Deloitte EMEA Centre of Excellence

SAP Global Trade Services

Introduction

In today’s environment, Global Trade policy and regulatory frameworks are under intense scrutiny with historic changes proposed or in process. To navigate and plan for potential regulatory changes of this magnitude, global entities require scalable global trade management systems to enable compliant operations. To give an idea of the complexity of global trade, companies who serve a global market need to:

  • Ensure no trade is done with embargoed countries and black listed entities 
  • Optimize the declaration & clearing process
  • Review the sourcing of their products, since the use of Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) may lead to a significant decrease in import duties.

Deloitte’s global offering of SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS) will help companies to centralize, automate and manage all these collective requirements. Over the past decade, Deloitte has developed a market-leading service offering for implementing SAP GTS on a global scale. This unique service offering combines a mix of global trade regulatory specialists, technical resources that have dedicated their careers to architecting and deploying SAP GTS and certified functional SAP GTS experts. The result is a vast network of highly experienced, international trade specialists, allowing Deloitte to provide regional and local regulatory support according to client-specific needs, whatever and wherever they may be.

Our international GTS team can offer expertise across all the GTS functionalities:

  • Compliance Management looks at Sanctioned Party List (SPL) screening, Embargo screening and at import & export License Management, including applications and amendments (e.g. license management for regulatory bodies such as the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and the International Treaty of Arms Regulation (ITAR) amongst others, but also for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), etc.).
  • Customs Management mainly focuses on the efficient declaration and clearing of customs. It ensure that crossing the border does not cause delayed deliveries, and optimizes the inventory for clients. This includes Import & Export e-Filing as well as Bonded Warehousing, Free Trade Zones and Inward/Outward Processing Relief helping to leverage the specific duty regimes available across the world.
  • Trade Preference Management is aimed at leveraging international trade agreements such as EU agreements, MERCOSUR, ASEAN Free Trade agreements or the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Letter of Credit helps to manage and automate the letter of credit related activities at the different stages of the order to cash process.

 

The GTS team supports clients in every SAP GTS related topic such as:

  • Global Trade vision and roadmap
  • Reduction of compliance costs of global trade regulation and operations management
  • Acceleration of cross-border transactions
  • Financial risk reduction of regulatory non-compliance of international trade
  • Expansion of duty optimization benefits available in international trade
  • Global Trade Analytics turning global trade insights in business benefits

GTS Center of Excellence

In a world where borders continue to disappear, a structured, reliable and efficient approach to global trade management has become increasingly important to many multi-national companies.

 

The EMEA Center of Excellence (CoE) for SAP Global Trade Services is a specialist team that advises companies in the deployment of SAP GTS in response to their cross border trade management requirements, which include:

 

  • Customs management
  • Compliance management
  • Trade preference management

 

Download our brochure for more details.

GTS Publication

A book “Implementing SAP Global Trade Services” has been published by Deloitte in November 2014 in cooperation with SAP Press.

The SAP Press recommends it and has written the following review:

“Cut through overwhelming complexities with this comprehensive guide to SAP GTS. Begin by exploring fundamental SAP GTS concepts for configuration and implementation; then see how SAP GTS functionality can help you manage customs, export controls, and risk management throughout your international supply chain. Resolve real-world global trade issues and avoid delays and penalties to ensure that your business seamlessly circles the globe with SAP GTS."
  • Effectively implement and configure SAP GTS
  • Manage regulatory changes and meet specific business needs
  • Identify and solve customs-related issues for your business”

Buy the book here.

Contacts

 

Yannick Jacques
Partner
Global GTS Practice Leader
Phone: +32 2 749 56 12
Mail: yjacques@deloitte.com
 

 

Fernand Rutten
Partner
Global Trade Practice Leader
Phone: +32 496 57 49 66
Mail: frutten@deloitte.com
 
Nick Moris
Partner
EMEA GTS COE Practice Co-Leader
Phone: +32 2 600 66 03
Mail: nmoris@deloitte.com
 
Pablo Lecour
Partner
UK GTS Practice Leader
Phone: +44 7880 785670
Mail: plecour@deloitte.co.uk
 
Karine Kiekens
Senior Director
EMEA GTS COE Practice Co-Leader
Phone: +32 2 749 58 63
Mail: kakiekens@deloitte.com

Laurent Claassen
Partner
EMEA GTS Risk and Processes
Phone: +32 475 87 39 25
Mail: lauclaassen@deloitte.com

Joshua Bellendir
Senior Manager
APAC GTS Practice Leader
Phone: +81 8041837266
Mail: joshua.bellendir@tohmatsu.co.jp
Christopher Halloran
Managing Director
US GTS Practice Leader
Phone: +1 4157109705
Mail: challoran@deloitte.com
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