Arne Mielken


I am an accomplished business consultant with solid experience aligning customs & trade agreement and export controls planning to business objectives and add value to your company. Let's get Customs, Trade Agreement, Export Control and, of course, Brexit ready.


If you are looking for a performance-driven business leader for your customs and global trade projects, accustomed to the rigors of fast-paced, highly regulated environments requiring sharp attention to detail, consummate accuracy, and outstanding analytical skills, look no further. You found him!


I will work with you to deliver the results you need for the immediate while partnering with you, if you like, to accelerate the achievement of your long-range strategic customs & global trade goals.

I pride myself to deliver high-quality results to my customers, on a daily basis, across the globe, and for the right price. I will take time to understand and address your complex and evolving customs, trade and supply chain needs and will work closely with you to design and implement a solution that works for you.

I'd love to work with you. Get in touch and let's have a chat about how we can make it happen.

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Work Experience 


Prior to setting up my own business, I worked for many years in customs & global trade consultancy and global trade management software development. In consultancy.


My duties included assisting clients with the management of import and export procedures, customs regimes & duty to maximize cost-savings opportunities and enhance customs compliance. He also conducted customs process reviews together with developing and implementing internal compliance programs focused on leading practice methodologies.



  • Executive Master of Business Administration, Quantic School of Business and Technology, Washington, USA

  • BA (Hons) in International Business and Modern Languages (French & Spanish) from London South Bank University (UK),

  • Euromasters Degree with Trans-Atlantic Track from the University of Bath (UK)

  • Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations from The Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT), UK,

  • Certified Classification Specialist™

  • Certified Customs Professional

  • Various Export Control certificates

  • ICC-Accredited INCOTERMS® 2020 trainer.


  • Former Vice-President of the Institute of Export & International Trade

  • Board members of the Export Control Profession

  • Member of the Trade Contact Group of the European Commission

  • Member of the Joint Customs Consultative Group (JCCC)

  • Freeman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders

  • Freeman of the City of London

  • Trainer for Institute of Export & International Trade 

  • Trainer for Bremer Außenwirtschafts- und Verkehrsseminare GmbH



  • German

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish

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