Customs & Trade

Successful Management of Complex Requirements in the International Movement of Goods

Each country has its own commercial and tax rules. Added to this are international regulations. We are well acquainted with the complex requirements of customs services and ensure such things as compliance with all international trade and customs regulations as well as smooth management of transnational product shipments with the necessary paperwork. Our specialists in the area of customs services have the required licenses and independent certifications that qualify us as a legally compliant and reliable partner.

Our Customs & Trade Services help you to proactively manage the risks of international trade, identify areas of potential savings and increase the efficiency of your international supply chain. Our authorized economic operator (AEO) certification allows our customers to benefit from simplified customs services. Electronic data exchange with customs offices and other authorities also facilitates secure processes and the fast handling of logistics. Furthermore, we have a bonded warehouse license, allowing us to offer our customers cost benefits and a high degree of flexibility when it comes to their customs billing.

Our team of specialists can also support you in identifying possible risks in the customs services, using customs monitoring that is aligned with your company. It is important to identify any customs-related risks and to introduce the necessary countermeasures at an early stage; after all, failure to follow the necessary regulations can result in post-clearance recovery of customs duties, criminal and administrative sanctions, and the withdrawal of relevant licenses or procedural simplifications. 

Your shipments of hazardous goods are also in safe hands with us in terms of customs services. Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has its own hazardous materials department that currently serves more than 130 customers at approximately 40 locations throughout Europe and the United States, shipping hazardous goods of all kinds worldwide by road, sea and air. 


Solutions Overview

Export management

  • Export processing 
  • Export classification (master data management and dual-use analyses) 

Export control 

  • Sanction list screening
  • Tracking of export accompanying documents 
  • Monitoring and inspection 

Import management 

  • Import processing 
  • Import classification 
  • Import control (market access analyses and surveys on payable taxes and tariffs) 

Additional services

  • Customs monitoring
  • Management of customs preferences
  • Bonded warehouses
  • Special regional processes; Intrastat reporting


  • AEO certification for simplified and fast customs services
  • Customs monitoring: identifying risks and deriving suitable countermeasures

Distribution Network Design

In distribution network design and 4PL management, our customers benefit from the breadth of both our existing and new, innovative solutions. Through the cross-industry and cross-national knowledge transfer of best practice solutions, we are able to implement new projects within a short time.

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