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Meet our Customs and Global Trade team

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Deloitte's Customs and Global Trade specialists around the world and in the Middle East can help businesses establish an international and local business strategy designed to manage costs and global trade regulatory requirements while leveraging innovative technology solutions.

Companies engaged in importing and exporting face the daily challenges involved in managing export controls, customs, and supply chain security programmes. Deloitte’s Middle East Customs and Global Trade team take a practical and efficient approach to trade compliance, helping businesses to develop programmes that drive efficiency, cost reduction and improved risk management.

Fernand Rutten

Partner | Middle East Customs and Global Trade Advisory Leader

Fernand is the Middle East Customs and Global Trade Advisory Leader at Deloitte Middle East and is based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has more than 27 years of experience in indirect tax, with a strong focus on Customs, excises taxes and global trade matters. He regularly advises on projects relating to business model optimization, Customs and Excise solutions, Customs classification, data analytics and trade automation/technology. ... more

Reshma C Sharma   

Director | Indirect Tax

Reshma is a Director with over 15 years of Indirect Tax and Global Trade Advisory experience and is currently based in Deloitte UAE.  Her clients include global organizations in the oil and gas, commodity trading sector, infrastructure, automobiles, and major financial institutions. ... more

Shaimaa Husseiny

Senior Manager | Customs and Global Trade Advisory

Shaimaa is a Customs and Global Trade Advisory Senior Manager within Deloitte Middle East. She is a dedicated and resourceful Legal Professional with over 12 years of experience in advising domestic and multinational companies in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) relating to .... more



Melvin Koster

Senior Associate | Global Trade Advisory

Melvin is a Senior Associate with Deloitte Middle East (Dubai office) and specializes primarily in Global Trade matters, as well as on the overlap between customs duties and import VAT and export control in the wider MENA region ... more

Zeinab Allaoui

Chief of Staff | Global Trade Advisory

Zeinab Allaoui is Chief of Staff within the Global Trade Advisory Practice; she joined Deloitte in October 2011 and has over 8 year of experience in the area of management operations. She is the main point of contact for the EMEA’s Global Trade Advisory Center of Excellence. ... more

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