In the current uncertain times many businesses are looking for cost savings. One of the possible savings that are often not (fully) utilized is customs duties and the costs of maintaining customs compliance. Increasing protectionism and the COVID-19 pandemic have not only increased the duty and regulatory cost of moving goods across borders, they have also drawn more attention to such costs at boardroom levels. Many companies are not fully aware of all the opportunities that exist to reduce or mitigate such costs. Especially in current times it could be beneficial to investigate the potential of these opportunities.