We take complexity out of customs

About Us

A world of experience, a wealth of knowledge


Since 2007, Vin-Online Global Trade Advisory a division of Vin-Online Group has been providing expert import and export advice to many clients in South Africa and around the world. Our combined team of skilled Customs experts, accountants, lawyers and other professionals possess more than 100 years of experience. Together, we've helped thousands of clients save millions in duties, guiding them through the complex and ever-changing arena of international regulations as effortlessly as possible.

From customs compliance programs to international trade data management, Vin-Online Global Trade Advisory is able to bring a fresh vision that leverages both local expertise and global understanding. We work with customers to find pragmatic and meaningful solutions to the complex problems facing global traders. Our unique approach results in creative and innovative solutions that translate to your bottom line. We focus and deliver the right people, processes and technology to ensure the success of every endeavor.


A truly talented team of Customs Experts


Our staff of talented professionals is made up of licensed South African International Customs experts, lawyers, accountants and industry leaders. In short, we are an expert’s import/export team. As such, we work with you to assess complicated situations, maneuver through complex regulatory hurdles, and implement solutions that are both creative and effective. All to help you to meet the letter of the law and the spirit of our business.


Our Motto


We take complexity out of customs


Executive Management Team


Meet our Principal Customs Consultant and Chief Executive Officer, who is hands on and is personally responsible on running the day to day affairs of the business


Before starting Vin-Online Group, Vincent Zikhali has worked for a number of companies such as The South African Foreign Trade Organization (SAFTO), McDonald South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Transnet, South African Revenue Services Department of Customs & Excise and DHL Global Forwarding S.A (Pty) Ltd.
Vincent has over 20 years of experience in International Trade and Customs; he has worked for the South African Revenue Services: Customs & Excise for 15 years.

He has held a number of positions in his career as a Trainee in Export, Customs Officer, Audit & Investigation Officer: Rules of Origin (ROO), Customs Post Clearance Auditor, Team Leader Import & Export, Customs Cargo Manager and Customs Modernisation Specialist. He also worked for DHL Global Forwarding S.A (Pty) Ltd, a world number one logistics company as a National Customs Specialist, Customs Operations Manager and as a Country Head of Customs responsible for both Customs Brokerage and Customs Compliance.

Vincent Zikhali is a Graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), an IEX Diploma in Export Management, and holds a number of industry Certificates in International Trade & Customs. He is currently studying a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA).


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