We Provide Expert Border Advice & Consultancy

Use clearBorder’s import and export consultancy services to boost trade efficiency and ensure compliance. We take away the challenges of understanding trade, by providing everything you need under one roof.

As well as our training courses, we offer support for businesses of any size through our Border Ready Advice and bespoke Consultancy.


Import and Export Consultancy Services

  • Remove the worry of non-compliance
  • Export support for your entire team
  • Consulting delivered by trade experts
  • Improve your customer service
  • Affordable, accessible and accurate


Supercharge your knowledge

Get direct, bespoke access to the most accurate and up-to-date knowledge. Use our tools and expertise to share essential information across your team, maintain compliance and ensure success.

Border Ready Advice

  • Border Ready Advice is your solution for fast, accessible, on-demand support.
  • Our expert, independent advice will fix problems, accelerate your understanding and give your business a competitive edge.
  • Get experts on-hand to resolve international trade queries quickly. We provide call-off support to take the worry out of trade.

Bespoke Consultancy

  • Our bespoke consultancy enables you to grow your business, reduce risks and exploit opportunities.
  • We help you adapt your systems and adjust processes to new and evolving border requirements.
  • Our expertise ensures your whole business knows how to trade internationally and gives decision-makers the insight to succeed.

Who we are

Meet the team behind clearBorder

Christopher Salmon
Chief Executive
Christopher Salmon
Christopher Salmon founded clearBorder to help businesses optimise trade. He has wide experience across trade and borders, working with businesses of all sizes and sectors as well as being closely involved in government border modernisation programmes. Christopher oversaw the border during the UK’s exit from the EU as Senior Adviser to Michael Gove MP. He has experience across all aspects of border processes, from IT systems to business requirements and port infrastructure. Christopher was raised on a farm in mid-Wales and has over 20 years’ experience across government, business and in politics at local and national level.
Khyati Amin
Senior Consultant
Khyati Amin
Khyati Amin leads clearBorder’s strategic consulting work. She brings extensive experience as a strategy consultant with KPMG and deep knowledge of borders, supply chains and UK Government programmes from her work with clearBorder. She has worked on projects across sectors and led teams covering growth strategy, due diligence. Khyati brings extensive experience of market analysis and business development from work with her faKhyati brings extensive experience of market analysis and business development from work with her family business, one of the largest industrial piping suppliers in India. Khyati speaks native Hindi.
Mary Calam
Mary Calam
Mary is clearBorder’s chairwoman, responsible for providing a sounding board for the CEO and internal team and assuring corporate governance. Mary has extensive expertise in risk, governance and strategy, having worked at senior levels across the public and private sectors. Her government career spanned law enforcement, counter terrorism and national security, latterly as Director General for Crime, Policing and Fire in the Home Office. On leaving government, Mary joined McKinsey & Company, serving government and private sector clients around the world. She now holds a number of non executive director and trustee roles in public and private sector organisations and works as an independent consultant.
Rizwan Khan
Customer Accounts
Rizwan Khan
Rizwan Khan manages clearBorder’s training services and provides on-hand advice to businesses moving goods. Rizwan supports clients with customs requirements, paperwork, SPS processes, audit preparations and recordkeeping. He assists customers with training courses and detailed import and export queries. Rizwan brings extensive experience at the front end of customs and border processes from his work DHL Global Forwarding, Alpi and his time at clearBorder. Riz is an avid Liverpool supporter.
Sarah Rice
Senior Consultant
Sarah Rice
Sarah Rice leads clearBorder’s operational consultancy work. Sarah has 20 years of experience in customs and borders, including 15 covering export controls and advanced manufacturing. She has worked with advanced manufacturing, defence goods, dual-use items, research institutes and experimental technologies. Her expertise covers UK and US export control regimes (ITAR/EAR). Sarah has a degree in law and professional qualifications covering UK, US, and EU border controls.
Ugne Dapkeviciene
Business Support
Ugne Dapkeviciene
Ugne brings extensive business operations and office management experience. She is expert at navigating complex business processes and ensuring the smooth operation of business processes with UK and international clients. Ugne is a native Lithuanian speaker.


Why use independent import and export consultancy services?

Support with paperwork, customs authorisations and import and export options
Independent advice on dealing with customers, agents, suppliers, freight providers
Industry expertise to increase your supply chain reliability and stay competitive
Pay the correct tariffs, support customers and stay compliant, including rules of origin.
Expert support on regulated goods, including food and animal products (SPS), CITES, military/dual use.


Optimise your international trade with leading import and export consultancy

Small Businesses

Whether you are adjusting to border processes for the first time or need to adjust your existing supply chains, we can help.

Keeping in mind your processes, systems, data and supply chain requirements, we’ll support you in maximising your trading opportunities.

e-Commerce Platforms

Need to adapt systems to new UK/EU trading requirements? With our advice or consultancy offering, we can help upskill internal teams and educate your customers.

In managing trade rules, you can gain a competitive advantage and win new customers.

Large Companies

We provide independent advice on strategies for regulations, tariffs, tax duties, origin and content rules for large companies looking to adapt their supply chains.

We give clear advice on future border developments, data opportunities and effective border strategies.

Technology Firms

We bring customs expertise to your technology engineers, to match real-world problems with high-tech solutions.

We help you identify opportunities for automation and data integration – and challenges in achieving them.

Operators & Ports

If you are adapting processes and infrastructure for new trade rules, we can provide specific, tailored advice on evolving EU and UK policy and emerging challenges and opportunities.

Enhance your value proposition with our expert support.

Take the Worry Out of Importing & Exporting

Get a clearBorder customs consultant on your side to keep your business ahead of the curve.
We found Clear Borders training to be well structured, relevant, up-to-date and informative. The real life imperfect examples they provided us with throughout the training, placed our team in the shoes of the retailers and required them to consider the impact of the decisions they have to make. The knowledge gained from this training will be invaluable when we’re assisting our customers.
clearBorder’s training is a great way to ensure that teams have mastered the complexities of importing and exporting in a rapidly changing field. The courses are short and digestible, with plenty of practical information to get businesses trading confidently.
Stephen Adams, Senior Director
clearBorder advice is clear, informative, and available when we need it. It has proved invaluable in helping our team and partners navigate customs and shipping requirements in China, the EU and UK.
Jamieson Wellness Inc., Canada
“We’re proud to be working with Capita on their market development strategy for border management services and technologies"
"Clear Border has offered us in depth analysis and guidance on how we can improve our customs procedures, resulting in greater efficiency, not only in the day to day processes but in creating a robust Customs Policy. Friendly and helpful…every question answered."

Expert insight and resources

We help you overcome border challenges

Our mission is to make trade borders invisible. To do that we want to share import and export knowledge in the most accessible way possible. Our resources hub is home to expert insights, thought-leadership and helpful tips.

5 Ways Digitalisation Is Revolutionising Customs

How I learned to love commodity codes

The Insider’s Guide to Trade in Food, Animal and Plant Products