The Customs People...


Cronas offers services in customs and international trade, enabling entrepreneurs to concentrate on their primary business operations.
We function in an industry often perceived as challenging, time-consuming, and occasionally problematic. However, we firmly believe that this sector holds significant potential for optimizing your international trade goals and the associated logistical processes.
The facilitating nature of the Dutch Customs sets the stage, and Cronas assists you pragmatically in realizing, maintaining, and enhancing the opportunities presented. Furthermore, Cronas has an international network of seasoned customs consultants, ensuring we can assist you globally.



Elke Rödel


Elke Rödel, born in 1994 and working as a customs consultant, has dedicated herself to the development and evaluation of customs policies within organizations. Her expertise in customs compliance enables her to identify and mitigate risks through effective policy and management.

Elke has extensive experience in obtaining and managing AEO certifications and other customs permits, and is skilled in setting up and executing internal control programs.

For Elke, the success of a customs policy depends on both the quality of the policy and the efficiency of the processes and employee training. She is passionate about providing training to convey the nuances that influence the quality of your customs declarations in an accessible manner.

BA from Saxion and MSc from University of Twente.

Richard Krempel

Richard Krempel, born in 1967, is a versatile and experienced customs consultant. He began his career with the Dutch customs, but quickly transitioned to the private sector. There, he gained extensive experience as an operational manager for customs departments.


In the 90s, he collaborated with colleagues to create a customs application. This sparked his interest in linking warehouse management systems to customs software, enabling all processes to be set up in a compliant manner.

Richard has a wealth of experience with software implementations, the operational (re)structuring of a customs department, reassessments (whether or not in the context of AEO), and applications for various types of customs permits.

MEAO (BA) and HEAO (FE). EDZ & Post-EDZ at Customs Knowledge. 


Peter Arts

Peter Arts, born in 1982, is an experienced customs consultant specializing in the implementation of Customs Management Systems. He seamlessly integrates these systems with ERP and WMS solutions, automating customs processes.

Peter is skilled in functionally developing solutions, thoroughly testing them, and providing support during their implementation. He conducts training, creates SOPs/WIs, and offers operational guidance. His ability to act as a link between IT and operational departments makes him a valuable asset to your company. 

He understands the critical importance of efficient and compliant customs processes. He is committed to their automation, which not only ensures regulatory compliance but also leads to significant savings in time and workload.

Logistics Engineering (B Eng) at NHTV in Breda. EDZ & Post-EDZ at Customs Knowledge.




Cronas provides services in the field of customs and international trade, which is comprehensive, especially considering the constantly changing landscape of international trade and related legislation.

This includes:

  • Interim operational customs management. 
  • Application and management of customs permits and simplifications, including AEO. 
  • Guiding software migrations and/or implementations from a customs perspective. 
  • Customs planning for a smooth import and export process:

        -    Setting up or evaluating customs processes within your logistics, including customs warehouse;

        -    Classifying;
        -    Binding Origin Information (BOI);
        -    Binding Tariff Information (BTI). 

  • Compliance scans on your customs processes and declarations. 
  • Providing training to increase the knowledge level of your organization, wherever your need lies. 
  • Automating customs processes.  


Our clients are business professionals who recognize the value of a detailed, yet pragmatic approach. Thanks to Cronas’ extensive expertise in legal, operational, and technical areas, an effective collaborative relationship is quickly established that leads to concrete results.

Our clients include logistics service providers, brand owners, international customs consultants, and suppliers of customs software. They rely on our expertise to manage their customs affairs efficiently and in accordance with regulations. Our approach guarantees a seamless integration of customs processes, contributing to the success and growth of their businesses.