Multi-skilled global customs & trade consultant with over 30 years’ extensive experience of Customs in the UK, EU member States and further afield; both as a Customs Officer, professional adviser and as Financial Director and Company Secretary of active trading companies and investment houses.
John Carlin is the senior partner of the UK practice Carillon Millor, a specialist consulting firm that identifies and achieves absolute savings through the recovery of duty and the mitigation of risk across the customs compliance spectrum and in thinking differently about how customs should work for clients.
John has a wide ranging technical, practical & operational knowledge of customs & trade. He specialises in customs & trade in chemicals, pharma (ex-chemist), the food & drink sector, industrial processing, automotive and apparel.
He regularly counsels multinational companies on their thinking, their global e-commerce strategies, their global customs and international trade audits, and more recently, how to derive the best results from “Brexit”, the UCC, FTA management, valuation, classification, reliefs, excise, export control legislation, corporate establishment, intra EU VAT and AEO systems design implementation and management.
Carillon Millor’s approach is holistic and differentiating; using bespoke tools & proprietary methods to identify and maximize the Customs Supply Chain™ throughout an international trading business. An equal focus on the validity of education and customized training helps support this.
John is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Tax Advisors (CTA), the Institute of Indirect Taxation (AIIT), the Global Legal Customs Association. He represents the Chartered Institute of Tax (CIoT) at UK Customs main trade forum: the “JCCC” [Joint Customs Consultative Committee]. He is also a Fellow of the UK Institute of Directors (FIoD).
John is the founding consultant editor of Wolters Kluwer CCH Customs Duty and Excise Handbooks (The “Purple” Books) as currently used by all UK HMRC Customs staff and distributed across the EU and maintains an active involvement in its preparation.
John Carlin is a regular speaker at tax seminars and trade conferences.