Mike Court holds a degree in International Development and a certificate in advanced customs compliance. He is a full member of the Institute of Export, has a Green belt in Continued Process Improvements and is a Committee member of the Devon International Trade Forum.
Mike provides International Trade Compliance expertise, having worked for 20 years with two US based multinationals.
Prior to working in the private sector, he served in the Royal Navy for 22 years as a logistics expert.
Mike has completed many varied projects over this time in the International trade area and his expertise covers the following:-
- Export licensing for both ITAR and EAR products
- FCPA and UK bribery legislation
- AE & AEO certification
- Air freight security
- Incoterms 2010
- Import and Export documentation
- U.K., EU and US customs procedures
- Tariff code investigation
- Country of Origin declarations
- Anti-Dumping, Warehouse and Stock Management
Mike offers extensive experience of designing successful procedures for daily operation of International trade staff, and implementation of International trade audit procedures for companies. He also provides face to face staff training on International Trade matters.
Mike believes that with some robust procedures in place covering both International Imports and Exports, companies will be able to demonstrate a vigorous yet flexible trade compliance program to withstand any outside agency audit of their records and procedures