Anthony Griffiths M.I.Ex, IOTL


Anthony is a member of the Institute of Export, affiliated to the Institute of Logistics & Transport and an active, energetic member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) working on the UK-ICC National Review Committee on the Incoterms ® Rules. He has 32 years of experience in International Shipping + Logistics.  He has held numerous positions including Domestic + International Transport Management, Warehouse Management and most recently European Leader for the physical logistics arm of Garrett, a wholly owned subsidiary of global giant Honeywell Inc.

Anthony has experience of both sides of Customer/Freight Forwarder relationships and in numerous industry fields such as Electronics, Chemicals, Automotive, Retail and Textiles.

Anthony has undertaken and managed numerous large projects, including 3PL, 4PL, Low Cost Sourcing, Plant closure/relocation to Eastern Europe, Lean Manufacturing (physical) and Regionalisation and heads up S&H's Business Support Programmes for our larger clients, helping them set up Customs Warehouses, Duty Relief Procedures around the EU.


Anthony was certified under 6Sigma as a black belt and is aware of the importance of procedures and strong internal controls and since becoming a partner of Strong & Herd LLP in 2004 has worked on many projects restructuring company’s customs compliance procedures in a cost effective and easy to use way.  Anthony is fully conversant with IPR, OPR, End-use (both civil aircraft and Military, especially), Letters of Credit, the Incoterms ® rules, Tariff classification, Intrastat and Customs audits, amongst a wide range of other useful skills and knowledge connected to global trade and cross-border trading.  He is an active member of the North West Export Hub along with HSBC, AON, Pinsent Masons, RSM Tenon, UKTI and HMRC which aims to give comfort to new and small companies either starting in or seeking to expand their overseas sales.


An excellent communicator, Anthony is mainly involved in the training courses public and in-company but continues to have hands-on involvement in export and import when his busy schedule allows and enjoys the interaction with the Shipping Office and OneCall clients.  He had run Incoterms ® 2010 rules training sessions for major companies around the EU, Switzerland and recently Azerbaijan.  His in-company activities include audits/reviews, implementation of Corrective Action - Best Practice programmes for company’s import, export and customs procedures in-line with HMRC standard requirements. He is an adviser for the Croner Helpline and the country pages for both the Croner Reference Book for Exporters and the on-line reference guide Croner-i, mainly in the areas of Incoterms, export documentation, customs procedures and pre-shipment inspection matters.


Anthony will not go on twitter ... but is a linkedin fan:  you can follow him at where he kindly shows the company's tweets





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