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How much is your company losing on Customs duties overpayment?

Trade tariffs come as a direct hit to your organisation in the form of an immediate impact on your cash flow. Such costs can swiftly erode your profit margin, ultimately dulling your competitive edge.

Previously seen as a back-office / support function, Trade & Customs Compliance is now part of the C-level discussion and has become a crucial aspect of strategic, operational and financial decisions.

In light of the current climate (trade wars, Brexit, Free Trade Agreements, Tariffs, etc.), a manual or spreadsheet-based customs function or a total reliance on brokers has become obsolete. The necessity to step up your organisation’s operations is more crucial than ever.

Trade & Customs Compliance and Export Control Advisory

Adoption of Customs Compliance practices

It is of a vital importance that your organisation adopts sound Customs Compliance practices whether this is to comply with the law or streamline processes to gain in productivity.

Benefits

The expected benefits are:

> Avoidance of fines and penalties

> Reduction of risk of business disruption

> Higher profitability through business processes optimisation

> AEO certification readiness.

However, adopting Customs Compliance practices can become a time-consuming and complex work. It happens very often that companies try to adapt their information systems to comply, yet having the impression to be getting nowhere…

What we can do to help your company...

Vivansa experts can accompany your company during its digital transformation to emerge even stronger. We assist to the identification of the Customs Compliance Control Points (CCCP) and the implementation of related Customs Compliance Measures (CCM) for each Customs Compliance Function (CCF) in scope, whether it concerns Supplier Assessment, Product Certification, Pre-filing, filing, post-filing, auditing and reporting.

Export Controls

When it comes to the transfer of goods, technology and services to foreign parties, the regulations are very complex (more specifically those of the United States). Many agencies administer and enforce export and sanctions rules against a shifting landscape of export control reform, which affects companies worldwide.

What are the risks?

The cost of non-compliance or violations is high. In addition to steep fines and penalties, it can include debarment, denial of export privileges — a severe blow for export-heavy business models — and reputational damage. It can also expose organisations and individuals to serious civil and criminal penalties.

What we can do to help your company...

Our team includes dedicated specialists with extensive export controls and trade sanctions knowledge. We understand the US government’s expectations, reform trends and compliance regulations — and we work together with you to understand the implications for your organisation.

Support to AEO Certification

IF YOU ANSWER "YES" TO THE 3 FOLLOWING QUESTIONS...

  • Are you a business established in the European Union with international trade activities?
  • Do you seek to simplify your interactions with Customs?
  • Do you wish to be seen as an internationally recognised company that provides reliable services with effective customs controls and in full compliance with the international Laws?

... THEN VIVANSA IS THE RIGHT PARTNER TO ACCOMPANY YOUR COMPANY TOWARDS AEO CERTIFICATION.

What we can do to help your company...

Our experts will assist you to acquire the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate that will allow your company to operate in the international supply chain in a faster way, having the privilege to use simplified Customs procedures and in many cases “fast-track” shipments.

There are three types of AEO Certificates: Customs Simplifications (AEO-C), Security and Safety (AEO-S), and Combined Customs Simplifications/Security and Safety (AEO-F).

Our experts will assist you to decide which is the most appropriate for your type of business, will work with your people on the acceptance criteria and will guide you through to the internal operations and procedures upgrades that may be needed so to meet the criteria.

Moreover, Vivansa your reliable partner will be by your side not only to obtain the AEO Certificate but also to maintain over time the standards granted in your authorisation.

Customs Compliance Automation

In view of the Challenges of Global Trade, the Customs Compliance is becoming more digitised and automated. This way, your business can remain competitive while consistently improving the supply chain processes, downsizing the cycle times, lowering costs and being capable to satisfy the increasing customer demands.

VIVANSA IS THE RIGHT PARTNER FOR THIS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.

What we can do to help your company...

Our experts team will become your valuable partner to right-size your Customs Compliance Automation in order to improve business, costs and quality. They will work together with your people to identify which processes can and should be automated, which automation is the right one for your business and finally which is the expected outcome from customs compliance automation.

We will deal with the hundreds of laws and regulations applicable to your business and will identify those complicated processes that will require extra attention and effort for their automation together with the tangible and intangible benefits.

Vivansa will be your partner in this trip of identifying and building/integrating the right Customs Compliance Automation solution so for your people to always stay fully up-to-date on new regulations, monitor compliance processes and focus on rather growing business instead.

Together we will upgrade or build the right automated compliance management tools so for your business to proactively mitigate risk, use better resources and time and save money. Most importantly, will increase or build credibility with new customers and partners by providing unparalleled services to them.

Preparation to BREXIT

The outcome of the UK’s referendum and the exit negotiations, have already started to affect the Trade World mainly between UK and the EU. Until today, the free trade flow gave full benefits to all business. Absence of duties and quotas within EU, easy access on services and simplified customs procedures.

The businesses need to prepare for all possible scenarios...

The negotiations are still on-going regarding BREXIT with several scenarios i.e. FTA or WTO rules, however it is almost certain that the costs of trade will increase when it comes to flow between UK and EU. The Supply chain management becomes more and more important since quality and speed of customer satisfaction are the cornerstones for companies to sustain competitiveness. After BREXIT, the current supply chains within EU will definitely need refinement and strategic balancing again.

VIVANSA HAS HIGH CALIBRATE EXPERTS TO ASSIST YOU DURING THE BREXIT TRANSITION PERIOD.

What we can do to help your company...

Our experts will support you to review and assess your current customs and logistics arrangements.

They will advise you in improving these arrangements and adopting them so to be ready for the post-Brexit era.

And together with your teams, will prepare a time table of short, medium and long-term actions not only to mitigate the Brexit risks but most important to identify and take advantage of the opportunities posed by Brexit. Indicative points of interest are: Strategic overview and Planning, Development of Engagement strategies and implementation plan in terms of resources, processes and procedures, Automation and Monitoring tools, training required, objectives and tactics.

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Yota SarantopoulouChief Commercial Officer
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