Alan Owen

Alan is a veteran with 42 years’ experience in the customs administration environment. He spent 26 years working in the South African Revenue Service, gaining valuable knowledge and experience in all aspects of customs administration. He held various management positions within the administration, including being a founder member of the Unit for Fiscal Analysis and being seconded to Parliamentary services during his career. He was the Deputy Controller of Customs, Cargo Operations at the Johannesburg International Airport when he decided to leave the service. Alan has been in the employ of Expeditors for 15 years, 8 of which in the capacity of Director Customs Services, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. In this role he was responsible for the direction and execution of Expeditors customs programs across that region. In his current role, he is responsible for the development and the execution of the customs strategy in Europe. Alan works extensively with customers to build and implement customs clearing programs that lead to enhanced customs and trade compliance and improved duty management within an optimized international supply chain.

Recent Posts

EU and UK Russian Iron and Steel Sanction Circumvention Regulation

The EU and UK Regulations designed to prevent Russian iron and steel being used in to manufacture selected products in 3rd countries for re-export to the

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BREXIT: Goods Arriving in Great Britain without Proper Customs Clearance

Her Majesties Revenue and Customs Service (HMRC) published a Customs Information Paper (CIP) on 7 July 2021, setting out the policy and procedures to be

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BREXIT - UK Announces that No Extension of the Transition Period Will be Sought

In a press release issued on 12 June 2020, the Government of the United Kingdom announced that the transition period scheduled to end on 31 December 2020

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