about trade & borders

Trade & Borders is an industry-leading customs and international trade consultancy specialising in delivering bespoke advice to a broad range of private sector clients as well as institutions such as the British Chambers of Commerce, the Department for International Trade, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and HMRC.


We pride ourselves on our combination of extensive academic and policy knowledge supported by years of practical experience in delivering solutions for firms facing real problems.

how we work

We believe in making customs and international trade as simple and accessible as possible. We offer a full-service approach providing support at every stage to ensure that your company is compliant. As a smaller, independent consultancy, we can work flexibly with clients to offer practical, actionable and bespoke advice without the rigid structure and overheads of a major company.



Dr Anna Jerzewska works closely with policy-makers allowing her to expand our knowledge and understanding of the practical interpretation of the rules to help you react faster. Since the Brexit referendum, we have worked with businesses and government institutions to help them better understand customs and border formalities and meet changing international trade rules. We continue to provide support to both the public and private sectors as regulations change, assisting many companies in navigating the complexities of Brexit and the new customs and regulatory border with the EU.

Dr Anna jerzewska

Founder and Director Dr Anna Jerzewska is a globally recognised customs, trade facilitation and international trade adviser with over 18 years of experience.


Anna is the Chief Content Officer at CustomsClear and a Customs and International Trade Lead at Cbamboo, a CBAM-focused start-up. 


As Deputy Director at HMRC between 2022 and 2023 she advised on customs matters, border processes and trader readiness. Member of the Department for Business and Trade UK (DBT) Customs Thematic Working Group and a co-chair of the Trade Facilitation Committee at the British Chambers of Commerce in Brussels.


In addition to advising private sector clients, Anna has worked with the UN’s International Trade Centre, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, OECD, the Department for Business and Trade, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Scottish Parliament and many other public bodies.


Anna is an Associate Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, an organisation formed in partnership between the University of Sussex and Chatham House. 


Former customs consultant for PwC, EY and KPMG in London.


Anna advised the British Chambers of Commerce for several years on customs and trade policy as the UK negotiated its relationship with the EU. She represented the BCC at the Joint Customs Consultative Committee and Border Expert Advisory Group.


With a combination of experience working for the public and private sectors, Anna gained a unique perspective on a wide range of customs and trade policy matters.  


Anna often appears in the media, including the Financial Times, CNN, SKY, the Guardian, Bloomberg and the BBC. She has published papers, articles and book chapters since 2004. You can see a list of publications and public appearances on this website.


Anna holds a PhD degree in International Political Economy. Her research focused on trade agreements in the East Asian region, integrated supply chains, rules of origin and utilisation of preferential tariffs. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Waseda and a visiting lecturer at Keio University in Tokyo.