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Trade Consulting

Global support to help identify, manage and remediate risk

Trade Consulting

Experience to help you execute

We have deep experience with trade and customs globally.

Respond efficiently to import and export inquiries

Evaluate and rectify valuation challenges internally and with customs agencies using our broad-based domestic and global experience.

Orchestrate supply chain improvements

Implement checklists, supplier training, mock audits, and other steps to quickly respond to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s inquiries on forced labor matters.

Automate trade data

Leverage advanced trade-focused logic and reporting tools.

Manage risk

Proactively assess supply chain risk to identify potential risk and gaps in cross-border labor practices.

Service overview

Trade and customs practices are continuously changing. Our deep technical knowledge allows us to solve complex customs compliance questions and develop solutions that enhance business operations and activities globally. KPMG supports clients with their wide range of customs compliance activities in the U.S. and abroad. Whether you face a classification or valuation challenge, or want to assess the efficiency of your company’s trade compliance function, we can help.



Audit/Investigation support

We identify, quantify, prepare and submit disclosures and help clients undergoing United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) audits resolve matters and enhance compliance processes.



Protests/Customs rulings

We help submit protests and custom rulings to U.S. Customs and Border Protection to obtain compliance approvals. 


Classification validation and support

Our Trade & Customs team specializes in mass HTS classification determinations that can be performed by our Trade & Customs team for discrete specialized classifications.


Valuation assistance

We help you with a thorough value validation process and assist in correcting the valuation when necessary.


Local and global compliance reviews

Whether you need a localized internal assessment or a coordinated multicountry compliance review, we have the tools to support the effort. Depending on your needs, we can team with our extensive global organization of independent firms or conduct virtual site assessments using our sophisticated technology.


Transformative operating models

We help you build a strategic trade compliance framework that will help maximize resources and opportunities while reducing costs.


Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) health checks

Get confirmation that your FTZ operations are compliant and saving opportunities are maximized.


Trade security programs

We assist our clients in applying for participation in trade security programs, including CTPAT Trade Compliance and AEO, as well as conducting the annual testing and reporting the results.



Strengthen compliance programs with our general and topic-specific training tailored to the needs of your business.


Pre - and Post - M&A due diligence

We help assess trade compliance risk prior to mergers and acquisitions and provide postdeal support for daily management activities.

The KPMG difference

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Deep global bench

Deep global bench

Extensive knowledge and experience of customs regulations enables efficient, streamlined trade support.


Specialized, experienced team

Specialized, experienced team

A diverse team of experienced, current and former CBP auditors and CPAs ready to support our vast client base around the globe close audits quickly 


Forward-thinking customs compliance strategy

Forward-thinking customs compliance strategy

Proactive approach to past, current, and potential challenges that assess, correct, and help minimize future government inquiries.


Data and technology

Data and technology

Detailed data collection leveraging advanced trade-focused logic for efficient reporting.


Established processes and relationships

Established processes and relationships

Advanced, cost-efficient tools and metrics are used to perform annual testing and validation leveraging our network of specialized professionals.


Washington National Tax

Washington National Tax

Technical reviewers monitor what is happening with regulations and apply insights to oversight review.

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