Phill has 20 years’ consultancy experience in international development focusing on customs and trade facilitation matters supporting governments, border agencies and traders in developing economies to re-engineer their processes to align with international best practice standards in trade facilitation. Phill has worked extensively in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa on both long and short term customs and border management reform programmes and has gained a Double Masters Degree in International Customs Law and Administration and International Revenue Administration through the world renowned Centre for Customs & Excise Studies formerly associated with the University of Canberra in Australia. Phill says:
Reducing the barriers that prevent the creation of seamless trade flows and continue to impede many small and medium enterprises – especially those in developing countries – from connecting to new markets, has become a key focus in promoting world trade and economic prosperity at this time. I am proud to be working with IMC in providing strategic and operational level advice to a wide range of stakeholders across government agencies, International Donors, NGOs and the private sector to help introduce reforms that build a simpler, fairer and more transparent environment for the control and promotion of cross-border trade.