About Klaas Winters

Klaas Winters is Customs and Excise Specialist at AKD. Before joining AKD, Klaas worked for the Rotterdam customs authorities for 14 years and for Deloitte for 28 years, 20 years of which as a partner. At Deloitte, Klaas headed the Customs teams for the countries in the EMEA region.

Klaas had a very expansive client portfolio, including major international logistics companies, internationally operating oil companies and leading consumer goods manufacturers. He has represented many clients in court, including the EU Court of Justice, defending them in disputes with the customs & tax authorities.

Klaas's role was to formulate and implement Deloitte's strategy for their customs advisers in the EMEA region. His combined experience as an international customs adviser and as a tax consultant means Klaas is able to assist clients in a wide variety of matters and put forward practical solutions.

Klaas has also been a Visiting Lecturer on Global Trade issues at the University of Leiden, a member of the Customs Committee of the Foreign Trade Association, and a member of the Classification working group of the World Customs Organization.

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