Welcome to Croke Consulting
Croke Consulting is an international trade and supply chain management consultancy specialising in services in connection with Customs, Air Cargo Security Programmes (including approved training under Sections 18.104.22.168 and 11.2.5 of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme), VAT and Excise.
We help manufacturers, importers and exporters, logistics operators, retailers, distributors and in particular companies with transnational business operations to meet the many challenges associated with the efficient management of supply chain activities.
Our on-going focus is to reduce supply chain overhead costs for businesses through the efficient use of trade facilitation measures. We have a special expertise in the development of and maintenance of Air Cargo Security Programmes in accordance the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.
We also have a particular expertise in assisting clients with Tariff Classification (BTI) applications, Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification, Air Cargo Security programme applications and approved training (Known Consignor/Regulated Agent) and Customs Economic Procedures programmes. We are also specilists in preparing clients for customs audits. Finally, we provide a comprehensive range of customs training programmes for staff involved in customs business.
During 2017, we will have a particular focus on preparing clients for the many supply chain challenges expected following BREXIT. These challenges (delays at border, increases in compliance costs, cashflow implications from imposition of VAT at point of importation etc.) can be mitigated to a significant extent by the strategic use of trade facilitation and simplification measures currently available in the Union Customs Code and which are also likely to be mirrored in upcoming UK customs legislation. A particular example would be the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification programme which has many advantages. Croke Consulting are AEO specialists.
In terms of BREXIT, it should be noted that any removal of tariffs (free trade agreements) will not be accompanied by the removal of the need for the submission of customs declarations. This is a general misconception at present.