Bertrand Rager is Principal Advisor, France for Trusted Trade Alliance via its French partner firm, ITF, and is an attorney admitted to the Paris bar, with a senior partnership with a noted Paris-based law firm. He has a distinguished record as an advisor to some of the largest multinationals, and specializes in customs and VAT issues. Mr. Rager is also qualified as a French chartered accountant, and has a unique combination of industry and consulting experience, having worked with Ernst and Young, Arthur Andersen, and in a major player in the automotive industry. Educated at Paris University in economics and geopolitics, he is fluent in English and German, in addition to his native French. As the only French member of the German Aussenwirtschaftsrunde and the UK's Customs Practitioner's Group, Bertrand Rager brings a uniquely European perspective to the clients of the Trusted Trade Alliance.