Customs consultancy (customs law, customs procedures, customs simplifications)

The statutory requirements of customs law are becoming ever more wide-ranging and complex. It is often difficult for the employees responsible for customs matters to keep an overview of it all, especially when they are preoccupied with the daily challenges of customs practice. Only well-informed economic operators are in a position to exploit the opportunities presented by customs simplifications, reduce import duties through the efficient configuration of operational structures and avoid infringements of customs law which could lead to unpleasant surprises during customs audits.

It is often the case that companies have long-standing practices for dealing with customs requirements. However, just because a process is „traditional” does not always mean it is the best (or most cost-effective). AWB's customs consultants will analyse operational structures and not allow a „But that is how we have always done it” mindset to get in the way of improvements. They will perform needs analysis in light of the current situation and then explain and discuss the requirements of customs law with you to reach your goal safely.


  • Application for customs simplifications (e.g. certification as an approved exporter)
  • Implementation of customs procedures with economic impact (customs warehousing procedure, inward or outward processing etc.) to reduce costs
  • Certification as known consignor or Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  • Customs consultancy for individual transactions (e.g. concerning the remittance or repayment of import duties)
  • Tariff classification
  • Implementation of effective operational structures, e.g. support in creating the position of a person responsible for customs matters, re-organisation of customs processes, implementation of control measures
  • Support with the implementation of customs software (e.g. ATLAS export)
  • Customs audits: preparation, communication with the Customs Office, support during the customs audits
  • Representation before authorities and courts
  • Customs compliance: implementation of efficient and legally reliable organisational structures, internal control system to prevent (or detect) infringements of customs law, preparation for Union Customs Code