Global supply chain organisation GEODIS on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr Kian Chuan Chang as the new Regional Customs Brokerage Director for the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr. Chang who has an extensive experience within the express transportation sector and is skilled in Logistics Management, Transportation, Customs Brokerage Management and Third-Party Logistics (3PL), is replacing Mr Alan Miu who is retiring.
Dr Chang holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Imperial College, London and a Professional Doctorate from Central Queensland University.
“With the constant evolution of our customers’ supply chains featuring the establishment or expansion of manufacturing bases in ASEAN markets such as Indonesia and Vietnam, or selling into more countries riding on the e-commerce boom, our customs brokerage team works alongside our customers, guiding their businesses through the different regulatory requirements for trade. Dr Chang’s expertise will lead us to become an even more valuable partner to our customers.”~ Onno Boots, GEODIS APAC Regional President and CEO
Customs brokerage services must, of necessity be based on a local presence in key locations within APAC. There is a requirement for up-to-date knowledge that is specific to industry verticals; hi-tech, automotive, FMCG or retail. New Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and new customs procedures recently introduced by different governments underline the value of trusted customs brokerage advice.
Dr Chang asserted, “With an increase in global challenges due to regulatory changes as well as customers’ expectations, we will work to offer a full suite of innovative customs brokerage solutions that focuses on adopting new technologies to deliver accurate customs and trade compliance.”