About Us

Our Clients

Recent contracts by Dr Andrew Grainger have been with the international organisations based in Brussels, Washington and Geneva as well as government agencies in the UK and around the world. They also include bespoke assignments for large and small consultancies, Universities, and for private sector companies.

Our Experience

Trade Faciliation Consulting's Director Dr Andrew Grainger has more than 20 years of experience in the subject. He started his carer as a freight forwarder in Germany and Southeast Asia. For a few years he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers within their Worldtrade Team in London before joining SITPRO ( which was the UK's trade facilitation agency) as the Deputy Director Trade Procedrues. For many years he also held tenure at Nottingham University Business School (where he still serves as an Honorary Associate Professor) and has managed several large grants with focus on trade facilitation and ports. Most of his publications can be accessed freely via google scholar. His Phd thesis was awarded the prestigious Palgrave Macmillan Prize for best PhD in Maritime Economics and Logistics 2005-2008.

Recent projects

  • Detailed analysis of friction in trade and customs procedures for the Balkans, in Brazil, and in the UK  
  • Brexit related research for various UK government agencies
  • Senior level Brexit workshops and training activities with focus on business planning and policy making
  • Bespoke research with workshops for Members of the European Parliament
  • Online training content for a Geneva based international organisation
  • Advice relating to the WTO trade facilitation agreement for various developing countries
  • Practical assistance in the implementation of electronic trade information portals
  • Business case development for electronic trade and customs systems
  • Workshops and teaching at universities in Germany, China and the UK
  • Academic research with TU Delft and at the University of Nottingham
  • Detailed research of UK port resilience and risks to UK food supply chains