Customs & Global Trade compliance


Customs & Global Trade compliance

Indirect tax

Deloitte's customs and global trade specialists around the world can help businesses establish an international business strategy designed to manage costs and global trade regulatory requirements while leveraging innovative technology solutions.

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Businesses are facing an increasing number of compliance requirements in 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 co-sourcing and outsourcing options. We help businesses manage compliance risk by providing timely and transparent reporting through the application of technology-based solutions. This can help improve data management, data integrity and accuracy. When controversies or investigations arise Deloitte can provide tax authority audit or litigation assistance, advice and reports.

Deloitte’s team includes customs brokers, industry specialists, accountants, lawyers, supply chain specialists, auditors, economists and former government officials who have in-depth knowledge of customs-related policies and national regulations, as well as local country practices.


Our services include:


Compliance outsourcing and co-sourcing

  • Assisting clients by providing custom and global trade compliance services (from our offices or at the premises of the clients)

Trade compliance human capital review

  • Review current  customs and global trade organizational structure and resourcing levels
  • Assess resourcing needs based on qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of business requirements and estimated workloads

Trade compliance risk reviews

  • Develop effective customs and global trade compliance assessment programs
  • Perform detailed compliance assessments

Compliance program development (training, organization, design, policy and procedures) and reviews

  • Support internal compliance program design
  • Advise on global trade compliance organizational structure
  • Create global customs technical manuals
  • Develop tailored standard operating procedures
  • Review / benchmark of global trade compliance programs
  • Indirect Tax Review 
  • Business cases

Trade compliance training

  • Design and implement training programs for organizations
  • Develop and provide multi-jurisdictional customs regulations training
  • Indirect Tax eLearning: Develop online training courses on multi-jurisdictional customs regulations

Product classification support


Government relations support



  • Support clients engaging/liaising with government authorities
  • Support clients with government audits

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Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Partner, Tax and Business services

Andrew has extensive experience as a tax advisor working in Australia, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Tanzania and Papua New Guinea. He has advised clients across all taxes, including international tax, ... More

Declan Mordaunt

Declan Mordaunt

Principal, Tax and Business Services

Declan is a Chartered Accountant in both New Zealand and Ireland. He has extensive experience as a tax specialist having worked in Ireland, New Zealand and the Middle East. He previously worked as a T... More