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Our story

During a white night, inspired by 'Blown to Bits: How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy' I dreamt about transforming customs services into a combination of expertise, legal content, and technology.

From that day onwards, I started to seek allies to realise this idea in the Big4 where I was working. I soon realised that I had to go my own way and in 2004 I founded C4T (Customs4trade). In the first few years, we explored partnerships with software providers and customs brokers. None of them turned out to be the best way forward. We eventually developed CAS (Customs Accounting System) using our own insights and business goals.

Our team of experts and developers have been working hard to forge the digital tools that combine expertise, legal content and compliance services. We have created a team with a great "can do" attitude and drive to get the job done.

Today, CAS is composed of several modules to be used in combination or as a stand-alone solution and can be fully integrated with SAP or other ERP/WMS systems. We are supporting declarations in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and more countries to follow. Other modules include Special Procedures - such as Inward Processing (IPR), Customs Warehousing, End-Use, Outward Processing (OPR) - and our Visibility and Analytics tool, Insights. With CAS you only need to act when needed and you can rely on our managed services team to take care of tasks and alerts.

Pieter Haesaert, founder

Experts and technology without borders

A word of advice can go a long way to save time and money. Our team members are highly trained experts. We deliver state-of-the-art automation, administrative simplification, cost reduction, flawless projects, and pragmatic advice to every company, from large global multinationals to small niche family firms. Our experts and unique software guarantee the best strategic advice for your business. Say goodbye to unnecessary costs and paperwork. Go global. Go beyond compliance.

What can we do?

Automate your administration

Automate your administration

Keep you up to date with legislation

Keep you up to date with legislation

Optimise your trade lanes

Optimise your trade lanes

Save you time and money with our advice

Save you time and money with our advice

Give you the expertise you need

Give you the expertise you need

How can we help you?

Whether you have small questions or big plans, we can guide you through the complexity of customs, excise, and international trade operations. You can rely on us to highlight upcoming issues and point out changes in legislation. Thanks to our advice, you will discover opportunities for saving time and money, using the right software solutions.

Meet our team

Our inspiring founders

With great knowledge comes great responsibility. Our team can count on pioneers in the rapidly changing world of international trade. Together, they combine a lifetime of experience.

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Pieter Haesaert

CEO See profile on LinkedIn
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Ilse Vermeersch

COO See profile on LinkedIn

Looking for a new opportunity?

We are growing fast and always looking for new talent. With great people, unique ideas and amazing technology, we are changing the future of customs today. Do you want to be the best at what you do? Join us!
If you want to get to know our extraordinary workplace, our employees and our company values, watch our 'Welcome to C4T' video!
Still thirsty for more? Read our Inspire blog to get a glimpse into the day-to-day life at Customs4trade.

Find our open vacancies here:

At your service

At your service

Do you want to put us to the test? Ask our advice? Request a demo or an audit? Or would you prefer an in-depth discussion about how customs should handle Brexit? Let's exchange ideas!

Laura De Cleen
  • We like to put a face to a contact. Phone us and I will answer your call:

  • Laura De Cleen
  • Lead Office Manager
  • +32(0) 15 46 08 46
  • Customs4trade
  • Bankstraat 30
  • B-2811 Mechelen
  • VAT BE 0869.621.133
    RPR Antwerpen, dept. Mechelen