Arne Mielken

Biography

As a specialist in the field of customs, trade & export control legislation & policy, Arne advised clients on customs & international trade matters and complex supply chains. Working with the EU in Brussels for over a decade, Arne continues to be actively involved in the development of EU customs policy & legislation (Union Custom Code and E-Customs) and publishes articles in leading European foreign trade. He holds BA (Hons) in International Business and Modern Languages (French & Spanish) from London South Bank University (UK), a Euromasters Degree with Trans-Atlantic Track from the University of Bath (UK) and a Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations . He graduated best in class in 2015.

Prior to being Managing Director of Customs Manager Ltd, Arne was a Customs & Global Trade Director at a leading Global Trade Management software company, E2Open / Amber Road, a Manager in Grant Thornton and Deloitte’s Customs Duties & Export Controls team, two of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.

 

In consultancy, Arne’s duties included assisting clients with the management of import and export procedures, customs regimes and duty to maximize cost-savings opportunities and enhance customs compliance. He also conducted customs process reviews together with developing and implementing internal compliance programmes focused on leading practice methodologies. Arne worked as a trainer for the Institute of Export and International Trade delivering course on importing, exporting, free trade agreements, classification and trade with Northern Ireland. He assisted the Irish Exporters Association too in delivering the Clear Customs Brexit Preparation Course. 

Arne founded Customs Manager Ltd and is currently assisting companies of all seizes, across all sectors and geographies to reach their global customers faster, cut red tape, ensure compliance and, ultimately, grow globally.

Education

 

  • 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.

Affiliations

  • 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

  • Trainer for AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE Gmbh

Languages

  • German

  • English

  • French

  • Spanish

At Customs Manager Ltd, Arne teaches a wide range of courses LIVE! and On Demand.

Connect with Arne Mielken on Linked in: www.linkedin.com/company/customs-manager-ltd

and Twitter:  @customsmanager 

Arne Mielken - your Customs Manager