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Fernand Rutten is the global managing director, customs and global
trade, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and managing partner of
the customs & global trade service line of Deloitte Belgium.
Fernand has more than 18 years experience in indirect taxes with a
strong focus on customs, excises and global trade matters. Before
becoming a consultant, he worked as a customs official with the Dutch
customs authorities dealing with several customs and global trade
matters, issuing rulings on customs valuation and customs economic
procedures. Some 15 years ago, Fernand became a customs and global trade
consultant. He further specialised in a variety of customs and global
trade matters and built out a specialised group of experts serving
clients in both the public and private sector on business model
optimisation, automation, compliance, export controls, excises,
litigation, valuation, origin, classification, and data analytics. In
leading the Belgian customs and global trade service line, Fernand has
advised clients on customs and global trade matters in many domains.
In May 2010, he became the global managing director, customs and global trade, DTTL.
For six years, Fernand was a lecturer at the University of Leiden in
the Netherlands in customs and international trade. He also lectured for
three years at the University of Antwerp in customs and international
trade. In addition, Fernand is a regular speaker, has written many
articles on customs and global trade, and has authored a number of books
on customs and global trade matters.
Fernand has a law degree (University of Leiden, the Netherlands) with
specialisation in Customs, International trade, Excises and VAT. He is a
member of the Belgian Institute of Tax Advisors.