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Case Study

Charting a new approach to trade and customs

Syngenta and Accenture developed a holistic approach to foreign trade and customs that is reducing risk and delays while saving millions of dollars.

Call for change

"Accenture supported us in developing a new approach to foreign trade and customs, which led to significant savings while supporting our mission to serve farmers and communities."

— Marion Matthewman, Head of Global Logistics – Syngenta

When tech meets human ingenuity

A valuable difference


The new customs strategy has increased visibility into costs, milestones, performance and compliance, reducing customs processing time by approximately 50 percent.


The digitization of foreign trade processes has enabled the automatic real-time screening of 11,000 transactions a day, reducing the risk of non-compliance.


The new approach to trade and customs is generating duty savings of 5% with the potential for much more.

"With Accenture’s support, we have put in place a new approach to trade that enables us to respond better to uncertainty, putting us on a solid foundation for flexibility and growth."

— Thomas Bilger, Head of Customs and Foreign Trade – Syngenta