Arne Mielken

Vice President of Institute of Export and International Trade

Arne is an expert in Customs compliance. He works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving customs, trade and supply chain needs, especially as regards automating trade compliance with Global Trade Content and end-to-end supply chain software. Previously, Arne was a Manager in Grant Thornton & Deloitte’s Customs Duties & Export Controls teams, assisting clients with the management of import and export procedures, customs regimes & duty to maximise 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. 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 from The Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT), UK, where he serves Vice President of the IOE&IT. He is a Certified Classification Specialist™, public speaker and accredited trainer for Incoterms 2020 from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He holds an Executive MBA. 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 Customs Code and E-Customs) and publishes articles in leading European foreign trade journals.