Arne Mielken

 of Customs Manager


Arne is an expert in Customs, Global Trade, Export Controls & Supply Chain Management. He founded Customs Manager to empower Global Trade Professionals


He is a public speaker on customs, trade and supply chain matters for globally importing and exporting companies. He previously lead the EMEAR Trade Content of the leading global trade management software solution company, which employed the most extensive database of global trade & customs regulations and international business rules worldwide, a flagship product that tightly integrated within the supply chain software.


Before that, Arne was a Manager in Grant Thornton & Deloitte’s Customs Duties & Export Controls teams, two of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. In consultancy, Arne’s duties included assisting clients with the management of import and export procedures, customs regimes & duty to maximize 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 also advised clients on customs & international trade matters along complex supply chains. 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 Young President of the IOE&IT. He is a Certified Classification Specialist™, public speaker and trainer of customs, export controls, importing and exporting as well as INCOTERMS® training.