Joe Tobin

Customs Expert

Joe was Director of Customs at the Shannon Free Zone for a number of years and he has advised on all aspects of Customs Operations in relation to new free zone developments in a number of countries over the years. He has wide ranging operational and management experience in the Irish Tax and Customs administration particularly with regard to trade facilitation and enforcement including free zone operations. He is familiar with EU customs issues (tariff classification and related matters, valuation, origin, transit and the economic regimes of Inward Processing and Processing Under Customs Control). He has a proven and practical knowledge of EU and World Customs Organisation [WCO] customs policy, practice and legislation.

Joe has practical operational experience of international Customs cooperation and mutual assistance agreements. And he has experience of working on overseas projects in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe with a number of private sector organisations and with colleagues from public administrations in other EU Member States.