Trade, Tax and Compliance
The main task of a Trade and Compliance department is not only to e.g. calculate customs duties and taxes when importing goods into third countries, but also to create a working environment that is fully compliant with trade regulations.
In order to maintain this working environment, Arvato has a team of specialists who ensure compliance with these legal standards thanks to their regular training and proven track record in this area. These experts support in all areas where compliance, trade and tax expertise is necessary.
This includes evaluating new and existing business models, internal and external training as well as liaising with a wide range of authorities and other organizations. As part of the Value Stream Management the Trade & Compliance department is responsible for ensuring that import and export processes run smoothly and that other processes and customs procedures are compliant with legal standards.
All our processes are in accordance with national and international regulations in order to provide correct trade data to customs authorities.
Benefits for you
Global trade and compliance network
Arvato has its own network of trade and compliance specialists supporting global, regional and local business set-ups.
Business Model Review
Concurrent business model review from a customs and foreign trade law perspective.
All in one
We hold a wide range of customs licenses in order to ensure compliance with any global supply chain requirements. We constantly monitor license obligations and implement any changes or new requirements.
As it deals with a wide range of issues, the Trade and Compliance department operates within various areas of jurisdictions and must ensure compliance at a local, regional and global level.
The main task here is to design, implement and monitor new businesses, taking into account all legal regulations. This includes an in-depth understanding of import and export processes as well as customs data management.
A number of actual licenses are listed below which may vary according to region and local requirements:
- Authorized Consignee
- Authorized Consignor
- Local Clearance Procedure
- Authorized Exporter
- Approved Exporter
- Bonded Warehouses
– Authorized Economic Operator (AEO-F)
The jurisdictions encompass foreign trade law (e.g. export control, US re-export Law, sanctions lists screening), customs law (forms of representation, liability, definition of importer or exporter, etc.) as well as fiscal law as there is a close interrelation between customs and tax issues.