Attention Business Editors
Livingston’s expansion in India and Brazil provides new opportunities for clients to grow global footprint
August 5, 2015
CHICAGO- Livingston International, a leading customs broker and trade compliance company, announced expansion of its Global Trade Management (GTM) services in India and Brazil, allowing its clients to expand their global footprint and capture more of the global market.
Bringing its full suite of services and capabilities to these emerging markets means Livingston is positioned to provide on-the-ground support and expertise to its clients looking to expand in these markets. As members of the largest emerging market economies, Brazil and India are especially significant countries for companies seeking to expand their business.
Regional teams in India and Brazil now meet clients’ local needs by managing providers and customs processes in accordance with local import and export requirements, ensuring an efficient and compliant supply chain. Driving compliance and cost, Livingston helps clients to achieve benefits by using local systems and obtaining duty relief through various trade programs.
“Livingston’s presence in these markets provides clarity and ensures consistent compliance for our clients as they expand their global footprint,” said Matt Goodman, president of Livingston’s GTM operation. “Expanding our services in these countries allows us to advance our clients’ supply chain as effectively as possible and remain on the forefront of changing trade regulations and free-trade deals that will save them time and money.”
The decision to expand services in India and Brazil was driven by client demand and an increase in production and trade activity in these countries, Goodman said.
The move follows the restructuring of Livingston’s GTM division earlier this year to stay ahead of projections that several free-trade agreements in negotiations now will bring unprecedented opportunities for businesses looking to expand internationally.
Livingston’s GTM operation helps companies who want to import and export goods make the right sourcing decisions, be proactive to changes in the global trade environment, link trade compliance with business needs, use free trade agreements to their advantage, minimize duty and delays, and stay ahead of the competition. The division’s vast global footprint enables it to offer solutions that are tailored to clients’ individual import and export trade operational needs.
Livingston International focuses on customs brokerage and trade compliance, offering international trade consulting, global trade management and freight forwarding. It provides clarity in a world of trade complexity, so business can grow further, faster and smarter. Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia. www.livingstonintl.com
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