The organisations Grant Thornton The Netherlands and Customs Knowledge will work together intensively from September 2021. The two organisations will focus on integrated advice regarding tax issues in the area of Customs & VAT.
With the collaboration, Grant Thornton and Customs Knowledge anticipate the increasing demand for integrated knowledge and a comprehensive approach to both customs law and Value Added Tax in international supply chains.
Strengthening of mutual advisory practices
The two organisations complement each other: Customs Knowledge focuses mainly on issues in the area of customs law, where Grant Thornton specializes in VAT issues within international trade, logistics and transport. "We advise and litigate a lot for international clients and multinationals. This collaboration will allow us to serve this market even better. Grant Thornton's strong international network and our high-quality expertise in the area of customs law together offer many advantages to clients," says lawyer Bart Boersma, founder of Customs Knowledge.
"The cooperation gives both organisations more possibilities to provide clients with high-quality advice in the area of customs and international trade" says Robert-Jan Brethouwer, VAT partner at Grant Thornton. And that is welcome in the current era of growth in international trade and changes in e-commerce VAT regulations. "Customs Knowledge's knowledge and experience in the field of customs law is an excellent fit with Grant Thornton's existing services."