Joanne Needham

Manager | Customs and Global Trade Advisory

Joanne Needham

United Tower

Bahrain Bay




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Joanne is a Customs and Global Trade Advisory Manager at Deloitte Middle East based in Bahrain with over 14 years of experience.

In her role at Deloitte, Joanne assists clients obtain Origin reports for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) rules of origin and supports them to address their readiness for Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).

Prior to joining Deloitte, she worked in H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for over 20 years in the United Kingdom (UK), where she specialized in helping companies to achieve AEO status within the UK by carrying out pre-authorization and post-authorization audits.

Joanne was the Customs technical and training lead for all aspects of Customs learning which included Valuation, Classification, Origin and AEO in readiness for Brexit, which involved the writing and delivering of all the learning to all HMRC Customs staff prior to Brexit.

Joanne Needham