Our international trade consultants provide members with more hands-on and advanced support on market entry planning, strategic review of overseas planning, setting up export marketing function as well as how to export.

This is a highly relevant service at an attractive rate for companies looking at inward or outward trade and investment.

Consultant profile:

Catherine Truel is a director of Intl Trade Instrument Ltd, a consultancy helping companies manage global trade and customs compliance, duty and cost reductions to control effectively global trade decisions and obligations.

The ability to adapt to new compliance, security and administrative government requirements means less exposure to penalties, a reduction in clearance delays, more predictability, better costs control and the maximisation of duty/tax savings.

Areas of expertise: Import/export compliance, export control and trade embargoes, customs compliance (classification, valuation, procedures and origin), Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), administrative and documentation compliance, trade finance compliance, supply chain compliance. prevention audits, process improvement, mapping of risks for new transactions and regulatory monitoring, duty reduction and cost savings to remove avoidable costs from global trade transactions: Customs duty relief regimes (IPR, OPR, End-Use, Temporary Import and export, Customs Warehousing…), trade agreements, preference, origin management, other duty and cost reduction methods and best practices available worldwide.