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Welcome to the Festival of Customs and International Trade 2021

Four week festival starting on Monday 12 April

We are delighted to invite you to our festival of customs and international trade, a fully virtual event allowing us to connect and share experiences without the need to travel. 

With emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, trade wars, Brexit, a change at the helm of the World Trade Organization, significant new trade agreements like RCEP and the TCA, the incredible pace of change in customs and international trade shows no sign of slowing down. Over a period of four weeks our customs and international trade specialists from around the globe will share their experiences, ideas and insights with you, and help you navigate an ever-increasing web of regulations and controversy efficiently, effectively and successfully.

This festival will start on Monday 12 April and run until Friday 7 May. Each week will have a theme, and provide both global, regional and national content. There will be anchor sessions throughout the four weeks, supplemented with a whole range of other contributions, be they panel discussions, technology demos, case sharing, thought leadership pieces and so on and so forth. The first three weeks will be topical, with the fourth week set aside to host “virtual client meetings”.

As delegates to the festival on customs and international trade we will offer you a free trial of PwC’s GlobalCustomsOnline (GCO).  GCO provides up-to-date business critical information relating to customs and international trade rules and requirements to help you maintain control, mitigate  risk and improve the overall effectiveness of your customs and international trade function. The aim of the site is to keep you up to speed on the latest developments, provide you with access to our guides and thought leadership, alert you to events and offer access to our technology and compliance solutions.   

We hope you can join us. We are looking forward to ‘seeing‘ you soon.

Agenda (Live Webcasts)

Week 1 (12-16 April) - Cash flow optimisation

12 April - “Global” plenary session on cash flow optimisation - hosted by regional leader(s) 

As if the US-China trade war and Brexit were not enough, the COVID-19 pandemic has left everyone scrambling for cash. We focus this week on where companies might find cash in their cross border transactions. Many might not look beyond the opportunities that Free Trade Agreements offer, and some not even that. But a deeper dive into the practical mechanics of international trade can unlock some unusual saving opportunities, not just through import tax reductions but also through enhanced efficiency in managing cross-border trade, often specific to one or only a handful of territories. This global panel session sets the scene for where to find that money and how to unlock it.

To join this session, click here.This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience

13 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): RCEP & FTA optimisation

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement (RCEP in short) has received a lot of positive messaging in the media, and for once a trade agreement is getting the attention of senior executives within organisations. In this session we will be sharing about what RCEP actually means and how businesses should think and respond to RCEP and FTAs in general. Optimising your FTA strategy is not easy but we want to provide you with the right thinking to get there.

Speakers: 

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

13 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 11:00): Interview with David Wijeratne, the architect behind PwC's Asia Pacific's Time report

PwCs recent publication "Asia Pacific's Time (https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/asia-pacific/asia-pacifics-time-nov2020.pdf) highlights the opportunities for Asian businesses when focusing on growth within Asia. We talk to the architect behind this report for his views on how he believes customs and trade matters can support or may get in the way of materialising such opportunities. 

Speakers:

Frank Debets (host), Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore
David Wijeratne, Partner, PwC Singapore

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

13 April - Americas - Webex - FTA Management and OC Tool Demo

Origin Compliance is a robust system designed to automate origin management and make free-trade easier. Using Origin Compliance, companies assess, analyze, solicit, and manage origin data for their products. It covers end-to-end processes for obtaining supplier certificates/affidavits, performing BOM analysis, issuing customer certificates/affidavits, and managing HS.

Speakers:

Anthony Tennariello, Partner, PwC US

Andre Apostolopoulos, Director, PwC US

Winston Chai, Senior Manager, PwC Canada

To view this session, please click here.

13 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 08:00): Customs & Trade Opportunities - Cash is King Optimization Schemes

In this live session, we will present an overview of the EU system of autonomous tariff suspensions. This will include, amongst others, its purpose, benefits, limitations and other relevant aspects.

Speakers:

Marcin Majewski, Senior Manager, PwC Poland

Claudia Buysing, Partner, PwC Netherlands

Carlos Garcia, Partner, PwC Middle East

To access the recording to this session, please click here

To access the slides to this session, please click here

14 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): Reducing supply chain costs through trade facilitation

Under the principles of the Revised Kyoto Convention, most countries provide a range of trade facilitation options. Making use of such facilities can sufficiently enhance supply chain efficiency and reduce supply chain costs. In Asia Pacific, some of the customs and trade authorities have been introducing new trade facilitation while some have been continuing to offer a variety of popular trade schemes or facilities to businesses. During our session, we will share more about the available or new trade facilitation, their usefulness, challenges and practical considerations.

Speakers:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia (host)
Enna Budiman, Partner, PwC Indonesia
Made Natawidnyana, Senior Manager, PwC Indonesia
Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand
Wiphawee Rungwanitcha, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand
Luningning Pizarra, Manager, PwC WMS Philippines
Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

14 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 11:00): Panel discussion with the ASEAN Business Councils

The ASEAN Economic Community was established in 2015. 6 years on, although there has been significant progress in many areas, much work remains to be done. In practical terms, companies continue to struggle to treat ASEAN as a single market. The proportion of Intra-ASEAN trade is closer to that of Mercosur than it is to that of the EU. The Joint Business Councils in ASEAN are involved in many of the consultation processes with the regulators. We talk to them about their views and expectations for future trading around ASEAN, with a particular focus on Non Tariff Barriers.

Speakers:

Frank Debets (host), Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

Chris Humphrey (Executive Director, EUABC)

Gil Gonzales (Executive Director, ABAC)

Shay Wester (Senior Director, USABC)

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

14 April - EMEA - Webex: Environment, Social and Governance & Trade

Doing trade in this brand new world by keeping an eye on tomorrow's challenges, new technologies and sustainability: Going from Global to Local...

Speakers:

Lionel Van Reet, Partner, PwC Belgium

Amal Larhlid, Partner, PwC UK

To join this session, please click here

14 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 15:00) - Brexit: Trade and cooperation in 2021

The EU and UK finalised the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on Christmas Eve. With much of the talk in 2019 and 2020 focused on forward looking ‘Day 1’ Brexit preparations, we now have an opportunity to look back and reflect on the first quarter of post Brexit trading in 2021 and trading under the parameters of the TCA. 

Speakers:

Emma O’Dea, Partner, PwC Ireland

John Goodwin, Finance Director, Littlewoods Ireland

John O’Loughlin, Partner, PwC Ireland

Kate Hamilton, Director, PwC, Ireland

Gavin O’Connor, Director, PwC Ireland

To join this session, please click here.

14 April - Americas - Webex (EST 13:00) - How to Cost Optimize Your Customs & Trade Footprint

Speakers:

Mark Truchan, Director, PwC US

Norma Gascón, Managing Director, PwC Mexico

To access this recording, please click here (PART 1) and click here (PART 2)

15 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): How companies can find cash in cross border supply chains

As we hear quite often nowadays, cash is king. A common priority shared by many companies is to look for cash, preferably directly from their bottom line, or otherwise through cash flow improvement. Cash flow management has become even more crucial than normal, to get through the current crisis in as good as possible a shape and come out ready for an unpredictable future. This session will focus on where you may find the cash from your supply chain, what are the practical challenges and most importantly, how to secure your savings.

Speakers:

Violet Chen, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Singapore

Gary Dutton, Partner, PwC Australia

Nitin Vijaivergia, Partner, PwC India

Alex Qian, Partner, PwC WMS China

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

15 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 08:00): Excise Duties, Energy Taxes, and Other Levys

In this live session, we are presenting an overview of the advantages of correct excise duty registration while drawing attention to the many different excise duties, energy taxes and levies globally. A particular focus will be given to the EU and individual countries such as Denmark.

Speakers:

Joan Faurskov Cordtz, Partner, PwC Denmark

Sylvain Guelton, Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

To access this recording, please click here

15 April - Americas - Webex (EST 10:00) - USMCA and Navigating through the E-Commerce Environment

Speakers:

Mathew Mermigousis, Managing Director, PwC US

Yamel Cado, Partner, PwC Mexico

Alfredo Hernandez, Partner, PwC Mexico

Jaime Seidner, Partner, PwC Canada

To view a recording of this session, please click here.

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Week 2 (19 - 23 April) - Risk mitigation

19 April - “Global” plenary session on risk mitigation - hosted by regional leader(s)

Our second week's global plenary session examines risk. After a temporary audit respite when authorities in many territories were focusing on keeping trade flowing, can we expect a deluge of customs audits around the world? And how is the increased use of technology by customs auditors impacting companies' own risk management requirements? Are they ready for more intrusive, more effective, more frequent systems based audits? Where are they likely to fall short? Our panel sets the scene for a world full of risk and risk mitigations. 

To join this session, please click here.This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

20 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): How to defend your customs values in Asia

Managing customs valuation compliance in Asia is not easy work. Intercompany prices that are used for import declarations, as well as intangible payment arrangements, were barely determined from a customs valuation compliance angle. Meanwhile any documented evidence of the arm's’ length nature of such prices or changes is almost always exclusively based on transfer pricing principles, but this is understandably unsatisfactory for Customs. In today’s session, we will be talking about the challenges in managing customs valuation in Asia and how you can manage them.

Speakers:

Violet Chen, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Singapore

Nitin Vijaivergia, Partner, PwC India

Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

20 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 15:00): Panel discussion with DHL

The ever-changing nature of international trade keeps logistics service providers on their toes. Increased use of technology, single windows, blockchain, contactless clearance, onshoring, exploding e-commerce - what does it all mean in the world of LSPs? Hear the thoughts from DHL's senior customs leaders in the express and "normal" forwarding space.

Speakers:

Frank Debets (host), Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

Greg Nichols (SVP Global Customs, Global Forwarding, DHL)

Raymond Yee (VP Custom and Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express)

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

20 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 09:00): E-Commerce in Europe

In this live session, we are diving into the consequences of the new e-commerce legislative package that will become applicable per July and which was already implemented in the UK this January.

Speakers:

Lionel Van Reet, Partner, PwC Belgium

Werner Gelderblom, Manager, PwC Netherlands

Jos Verstraten, Director, PwC Netherlands

Matthew Clark, Director, PwC UK

To access this recording, please click here

20 April - Americas - Webex (EST 12:00) - Hot Topics Re: Audits /Disputes / Challenges

There are varying levels of potential inquiry from Customs Authorities on your business operations. The spectrum can range from individual transaction inquiries, to routine audits of your company’s customs-related activities or, at the far other end Customs may conduct investigations of suspected illegal activities by the importer. From time to time, simple inquiries and routine audits can escalate into broader challenges that can result in substantial penalties. Audits are important instruments for customs authorities to ensure that they collect the right amount of tax and audits help to improve the level of voluntary compliance by companies. Customs authorities in every country can audit business activities relating to import and export activity within their jurisdiction but the audit considerations and processes may vary in each jurisdiction. Please join PwC Customs professionals in the US, Mexico, Canada, and Argentia to understand what to expect in a customs audit, meeting documentation requirements, common areas of compliance, and what your company can do if customs discovers errors in your records. Understanding of customs requirements and audit procedures will enable you to revise your operating, financial and recordkeeping functions to minimise tax exposure and ensure compliance, which can save your company from back taxes and penalties.

Speakers:

Maytee Pereira, Managing Director, PwC US

Sandra Lopez, Director, PwC Mexico

Jaime Seidner, Partner, PwC Canada

Claus Noceti, Managing Director, PwC Argentina

To access this recording, please click the following links: Part 1 & Part 2

21 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): Export control compliance

The US and EU continue to enhance their export controls regulations and enforcement. Meanwhile, many territories in Asia are looking to follow suit. Just take China’s "Export Control Law" as an example. In this session we will be talking about developments in Asia and what is the best practice for companies in terms of export control compliance in the region and beyond.

Speakers:

Asta Nie (host), Partner, PwC WMS China
Robert Olson, Director, PwC WMS Japan
Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore
Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

21 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 09:00): Export Controls - Compliance Risk or Opportunity

This live session is all about opportunities and risks in the field of export control. We will talk about both internal and external risks in Europe and beyond.

Speakers:

John O'Loughlin, Partner, PwC Ireland

Michael Tervooren, Partner, PwC Germany

Mieke Kuijken, Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands

Christine Frankenberger, Manager, PwC Switzerland

To access this recording, please click here

21 April - Americas - Webex (EST 12:00) - The Interplay Between TP and Customs Valuation

In recent years, discussions around the interdependencies between customs valuation and transfer pricing methodologies have continued to draw attention in multinationals and customs authorities alike. The customs valuation consequences of transfer pricing adjustments (i.e. price revisions in transactions between related parties) can vary wildly from one customs jurisdiction to another, with some countries requiring that they be considered in customs value reporting, other countries require they be completely disregarded and still other countries having differing position depending upon whether the TP adjustment is upward or downward. Transfer pricing mechanisms should not be considered only from a corporate tax perspective, but also from a customs value perspective. Please join PwC Customs and Transfer pricing professionals in the US, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, and Chile to understand each customs jurisdiction's guidelines and requirements around transfer pricing adjustments and impact to customs value, valuation audit trends, as well as country-specific hot topics, tips, and best practices to bridge the gap between transfer pricing and customs valuation.

Speakers:

Maytee Pereira, Managing Director, PwC US

Christopher Desmond, Partner, PwC US

Yamel Cado, Partner, PwC Mexico

Jaime Seidner, Partner, PwC Canada

Laura Dragun, Senior Manager, PwC Argentina

Gregorio Martinez, Senior Manager, PwC Chile

To access this recording, please click here

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21 April - Americas - Webex (EST 13:00): Mexico VAT Considerations

Speakers:

Sandra Lopez, Director, PwC Mexico

Jesus Robles, Director, PwC Mexico

To access this recording, please click here

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22 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): Surviving the next customs audit

Post virus crisis, many businesses have been stretched thin and no matter how much attention is paid to customs and trade compliance, challenges will from time to time crop up. Hence, businesses are strongly encouraged to use any available resources today to better prepare for a customs audit or investigation tomorrow. Hear the thoughts, insights and tips we are going to share on how to better manage customs audits post COVID-19 in Asia Pacific region. With some or all the no-regret actions taken, businesses should be better placed to weather the current storm and build a stronger foundation for future storms. Although the future remains uncertain, chance always favours those who are well-prepared.

Speakers:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia (host)
Enna Budiman, Partner, PwC Indonesia
Made Natawidnyana, Senior Manager, PwC Indonesia
Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand
Wiphawee Rungwanitcha, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand
Luningning Pizarra, Manager, PwC WMS Philippines
Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

22 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 08:00): Trade Compliance - Managing your Customs Function

In this live session, we will shed some light on the different steps to building your Global Trade and Customs Function.

Speakers:

Mark Brennan, Senior Manager, PwC Ireland

Krisztina Nagy, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland

Thomas Kukanza, Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

To join this session, please click here.

22 April - Americas - Webex (EST 13:00) - US Export Controls

Speakers:

Jeannette Chu, Managing Director, PwC US

Michelle Khodorov, Manager, PwC US

Degi Altantuya, Director, PwC US

Alain Schnetzer, Director, PwC US

To view the recording of this session please click here.

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Week 3 (26-30 April) - Managing the customs and trade function

26 April - Trade & Beyond - A discussion with WCO's Secretary General and PwC

Let’s talk trade now! We are delighted to share with you an interview between Kunio Mirukiya, Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Lionel Van Reet (PwC’s EMEA Leader Customs and International Trade). In a candid interview Kunio shares his thoughts on a range of topics from geopolitics, globalization and the rise of protectionism to game-changers such as e-commerce, digitalization and paperless trade. If you are also curious about the Secretary-General's view on (regional) FTAs, AEO programs and the customs function of today and the future, this is a must watch! By listening in on this discussion, you will also get a glance into the short and long-term plans of the WCO in its crucial relationship with the World Trade Organization. Enjoy!

To view the interview, please click here.

26 April - “Global” plenary session on how to manage customs and trade within the organization - hosted by regional leaders

The global plenary in the third week of our festival is more organisational in nature: what does the future hold for trade and customs professionals and regulators, in line with the World Customs Organization's theme for 2021: Recovery, Renewal and Resilience. Has the balance between compliance and efficiency changed, or are they ever more two sides of the same coin? What level of digital upskilling is required, and is it actually taking place? Are trade and customs professionals and regulators ready for, and comfortable with, the increased spotlight that the trade wars and COVID-19 pandemic have shone on them?

To join this session, please click here.This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

27 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): Managing customs & trade in Asia post COVID-19 - what has changed?

COVID-19 has impacted all our lives at a speed perhaps previously unimaginable. In the world of customs and international trade compliance and management, companies have been faced with several different challenges. What is less obvious are the indirect implications of changing cross border supply chains that have the ability to create immediate as well as long term difficulties. In this session we will be talking about how to best tackle these challenges and how to plan for the future.

Speakers:

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia
Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China
Robert Olson, Director, PwC WMS Japan

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

27 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 09:00): Brexit/TCA: 4 Months In

We are 4 months into Brexit now. The question now is: “What are we seeing and what are the challenges coming our way?”.

Speakers:

Stephen English, Senior Manager, PwC UK

John O'Loughlin, Partner, PwC Ireland

Lionel Van Reet, Partner, PwC Belgium

To join this session, please click here

27 April - Americas - Webex (EST 12:00) - Trading under a new administration

Speakers:

Scott McCandless, Partner, PwC US

Jeremiah Coder, Director, PwC US

To access this recording, please click here

27 April - Americas - Webex (EST 14:00) - US Duty Drawback Strategies

Speakers:

Christopher Desmond, Partner, PwC US

Mathew Mermigousis, Managing Director, PwC US

Shannon Bryant, Global Trade Compliance Manager, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

To access this recording, please click here

28 April - Asia - Webex (SGT 09:30): Using technology to best effect

A plethora of technology tools is available in the market. Some focus on specific topics, such as sanctions control or FTA use, others try to capture all aspects of trade management. Many make ambitious claims. Hear from some of PwC trade technology leaders on their experience of what works and does not work, and how you can make wise choices.

Speakers:

Frank Debets (host),Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore
Paul Cornick, Director, PwC Australia
Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand
Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China
Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore
Robert Olson, Director, PwC WMS Japan

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

28 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 08:00): The Digitalization of Customs Administration - What to expect?

Panel discussion on key challenges customs administrations face these days and how technology could solve them.

Speakers:

Thierry Kremser, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Bastian Vomhof, Senior Manager, PwC Luxembourg

Carlos Garcia, Partner, PwC Middle East

Lionel Van Reet, Partner, PwC Belgium

Sylvain Guelton, Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

Svetland Raudonen, Senior Manager, PwC Luxembourg

To join this session, please click here

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29 April - Global - Webcast (SGT 16:00) : Insights from PwC Global Auto Leadership - The role of customs and trade in the automotive industry

Felix Kuhnert (PwC Global Auto Leader) and Alexander Unfried (PwC Global Tax Auto Leader) share their insights on the future of the industry as well as the agendas of the auto C Suite.  The customs consequences are discussed, with final thoughts on how the customs function can be more relevant within the organisations.

Speakers

Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand

Felix Kuhnert, Partner, PwC Germany

Alexander Unfried, Partner, PwC Germany

To join this session, please click here. This link will also take you to the on-demand version, to watch at your convenience.

29 April - EMEA - Webex (BST 08:00): Trade Automation - SAP GTS Trade Automation and Trade Analytics & Trade Activator

In this live session, we will present to you the state of the art of trade analytics, a roadmap companies can take to arrive at meaningful insights about their businesses as well as how PwC is addressing this with Trade Activator.

Speakers:

Thomas Menzfeld, Senior Manager, PwC Germany

Krisztina Nagy, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland

Wim Pollet, Senior Manager, PwC Belgium

Simeon Probst, Partner, PwC Switzerland

Frank Klischat, Manager, PwC Germany

Siegfried Klein, Senior Manager, PwC Germany

To access the recording, please click here

29 April - Americas - Webex (EST 13:00) - North America Supply Chain Security Programs

Speakers:

Craig Pinkerton, Director, PwC US

Jesus Robles, Director, PwC Mexico

To access this recording, please click here

30 April - The changing faces of customs and trade professionals

A 50 minute collage of self-recordings of PwC customs and trade professionals from around the world and grades, talking about their experiences and expectations of working in the field of customs and trade.

Watch the recording here.

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30 April - ASIA - Webcast (HKT/SGT 09:30) - Looking back - recap and lessons learned

After three weeks of frenetic activity (at least on our side), more than 110 panels discussions, presentations and demos, plus lots more documented materials, what are our key takeaways from PwC's Global Festival of Customs and International Trade? What have we learned? What surprised us? What should you and us be looking to do going forward? Hear from the semi-hidden architects behind the festival about their experience and key take-aways.

Speakers:

Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore
Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore
Thomas Kukanza, Director, PwC Belgium
Mark Truchan, Director, PwC US

To access the recording of this session, please click here and follow the relevant instructions.

Week 4 (3-7 May) - Client sessions

To request a meeting please click here.

Agenda (other content and materials)

Week 1 (12-16 April) - Cash flow optimisation

Please note we will be adding more registration links to events throughout the Festival, so please do check back regularly! 

 

Week 1

12 April

Americas

Taking Advantage of the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Program in the US

Speakers: 

Shane Weir, Director, PwC US

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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The Brazilian Authorized Economic Operator program and its updates

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

13 April

EMEA

Import from / Export to Norway - What do you need to know about the EEA Free Trade Agreement

Norway is not part of the EU and has to rely on the EEA Free Trade Agreement with the European Union. As this situation comes with its challenges in terms of documentation and authorizations, this session will address the practical issues Norwegian companies may face when importing goods from the EU to be used for production in Norway as well as the later re-export of finished goods to the EU.

Speaker: 

Kjetil Øpstad, Manager, PwC Norway

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

RCEP and FTA Strategy in Australia

In this video we are talking about what RCEP will mean to Australia and what companies can do to optimise their FTA strategy.

Speaker:

Ben Lannan, Partner, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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FTA Utilisation in Korea

In this video we will be talking about how to best take advantage of FTAs in Korea

Speaker:

Hyoungyoun Cho, Senior Associate, PwC Korea

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Japan session on RCEP & FTA optimisation

In this video recording we will be talking about Japan's FTA footprint, what RCEP will bring to the table and what companies should do to optimise their FTA use.

Speaker:

Robert Olson, Director, PwC WMS Japan

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Malaysia session on RCEP and FTA optimisation

Malaysia has signed 16 FTA and implemented 14 FTA. In this session, we will share with you an overview of the FTA available in Malaysia, our local insights about RCEP and key takeaways when it comes to navigating FTA opportunities and managing FTA compliance.

Speaker:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand session on new opportunities from RCEP

How the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has been received in New Zealand, key benefits and opportunities for business and how organisations should prepare to take advantage of the RCEP agreement.

Speakers:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand interviewed by Alex Lambert, Senior Associate, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand RCEP publication - December 2020

In this publication we address the key benefits and opportunities of RCEP for business in New Zealand and how organisations should prepare.

Content creator:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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India session on CAROTAR - FTA and Origin

Last year Indian Customs rolled out specific regulations for administering and monitoring compliances of Rules of Origin under FTAs. The regulations place greater onus on the compliances on the importer availing benefits of FTA in terms of value addition, tariff shift and other requirements in terms of Rules of Origin. Non compliance on verification will lead to denial of benefit and penal implications.

Speakers:

Rahul Shukla, Executive Director, PwC India

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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FTA and origin management in Korea

In this video we will be sharing about what it means to manage origin in Korea and how to best leverage the FTAs that are available.

Speaker:

Young-Mo Lee, Partner, PwC Korea

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Practical challenges when using FTAs in Thailand

The recent updates on Thai regulation for the interpretation of third party invoicing transactions, Customs audit on the origin and how to prepare for the changes.

Speakers:

Wiphawee Rungwanitcha, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Nitiya Thiraphaichit, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Leveraging FTAs in Singapore

Singapore has an impressive network of FTAs, arguably second to none. In this short video we are sharing the very basics of what you should know about FTAs in Singapore.

Speaker:

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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FTAigue (n) - extreme tiredness resulting from too many FTAs - Can RCEP break the trend?

In this article we take a closer look at what can, and should, businesses be doing with RCEP, and FTAs in general when planning for the future. The focus is less on the technical content and wording of RCEP, but consider what it means in the context of broader business development and supply chain structuring questions.

Content creator: 

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

To access the article, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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From soba to udon - Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick?

In this article we address some of the apparent elephants in the room as to why FTAs are either not used or not used correctly, before thinking out loud as to what perhaps regulators and businesses can do to reap more rewards from FTA usage.

Content creator:

Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

To access the article, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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What does RCEP mean to China?

In this recording we are talking about what RCEP will mean to China and how companies can best prepare.

Speaker:

Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Wednesday 14 April

EMEA

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

In this podcast episode, we are showcasing how our clients can benefit from our services while diving into topics like implementation, interplay with existing Regional Economics Blocks and many more.

Speakers:

Job Kabochi, Africa Indirect Tax Leader

Abekue Gyan-Quansah, Partner, PwC Ghana

Maurice Mwaniki, Associate Director, PwC Kenya

Herman Fourie, Associate Director, PwC South Africa

Harriet Nakadu, Senior Manager, PwC Uganda

Enock Kweka, Manager, PwC South Africa

Lorna Onduu, Senior Associate, PwC Kenya

Corazon Ongoro, Manager, PwC Kenya

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

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Hungary - Customs origin - unused preferential opportunities

 

Data proves that many economic operators are not taking advantage of the current (preferential) opportunities provided by FTAs. For this reason, we are presenting the main factors in examining origin and how it can encourage you to start detecting these cash-saving opportunities.

Contact:

Dorottya Mák, Senior Associate, PwC Hungary

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Hungary - Duty suspensions and tariff quotas

Giving you an overview of the advantages of duty suspensions, tariffs quotas and their application criteria and process.

Content providers:

László Deák, Partner, PwC Hungary

Dorottya Mák, Senior Associate, PwC Hungary

Attila Környei, Senior Manager, PwC Hungary

Balázs Szük, Senior Manager, PwC Hungary

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA 

Malaysia session on reducing supply chain costs through trade facilitation

Similar to many countries in the Asia Pacific region, Malaysia has a number of trade facilitation from duty exemption and suspension scheme to bonded facilities, preferential treatments given to importers and exporters such as the Authorised Economic Operator. Check out this video to find out more about trade facilitation available in Malaysia and important considerations to maximise the benefits of using trade facilitation and ensure compliance.

Speaker:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Concept of free zone in Thailand

A more detailed of a free zone privilege in Thailand, what are practically issues and what the company should be aware of when using a free zone privilege for both export and domestic sales

Speakers:

Wiphawee Rungwanitcha, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Tatradee Hoonsuwan, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

Ratthaphum Vaianun, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Import duty incentives and relevant report requirements in Vietnam

In this video we will be sharing more details about the report companies are required to submit to Vietnam Customs on an annual basis when importing materials under a duty exemption.

Speaker:

Nguyen Thu Ha, Senior Manager, PwC Vietnam

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Thursday 15 April

EMEA

New and mandatory - eco taxes in Poland

Presenting to you various excise, eco/environmental and energy related taxes as well as their mandatory registration and reporting obligations. Recently developed in Poland, this has become a major field tax and customs compliance activities for many clients in Poland.

Speaker:

Daniel Maryjosz, Senior Associate, PwC Poland

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

Available duty privileges in Thailand

Available duty incentive schemes in Thailand, comparison of each scheme (e.g. duty drawback, free zone, bonded warehouse, investment promotion).

Speakers:

Tanarat Permpoonsap, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Nitiya Thiraphaichit, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Show me the money - Where and how to find cash in your cross-border supply chains

Cash flow management has become more crucial than ever. In this article we are taking a closer look at how companies can find cash in their cross border supply chains.

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Finding cash beyond FTAs in Australia

Speakers:

Gary Dutton, Partner, PwC Australia

Rebecca Chong, Manager, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Americas

Mexico FTA Challenges

Speakers:

Yamel Cado, Partner, PwC Mexico

Alfredo Hernandez, Partner, PwC Mexico

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Friday 16 April

EMEA

Russia - How to sustain from the customs perspective import prices under related parties’ transactions

Customs valuation of goods imported into Russia under related import transactions remains the main focus of Russian customs authorities, who became more sophisticated and experienced in analyzing intra-group transactions and approaches to setting transfer prices. In this context, we are presenting to you a topic that is relevant for many companies importing goods into Russia while answering this key question: "How to sustain from the customs perspective import prices under related parties’ transactions?".

Speaker:

Ekaterina Rassadkina, Senior Manager, PwC Russia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Switzerland - PEM-Convention

In this newsletter, the upcoming changes in the revision of the PEM-Convention are presented and discussed.

Content provider:

Oliver Hulliger, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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PwC Customs Intermediary Services Ltd - UK Brokerage

The recording presents to you the new UK Brokerage services: what can be done, what the client can expect and the pricing aspect.

Speakers:

Matthew Clark, Director, PwC UK
Stephen English, Senior Manager, PwC UK

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Week 2 (19 - 23 April) - Risk mitigation

Monday 19 April

ASIA

New Customs Act in New Zealand

A discussion on the 2018 New Zealand Customs and Excise Act, why it was re-written and whether it has been a success.

Speakers:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand

Jason Kim, Senior Associate, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand: The new Customs and Excise Act 2018 – a landmark development

Content producer:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Recent customs and trade trends in Malaysia

Speaker:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Americas

CBP Expands New Enforcement Against Forced Labor

Linkedin Video

Speaker:

Kristin Bohl (US), Director, PwC US

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Tuesday 20 April

EMEA

The Specifics of Export Control in Ukraine

Even though the transfer of “dual-use” or “military” goods, which is subject to strict state control in Ukraine, is regulated by international law, there are still local requirements to be complied with when providing business activities related to transferring goods from or into Ukraine. In our newsletter, we share best practices and the expertise we have with export control in Ukraine.

Speaker:

Vita Miroshnychenko, Leader, PwC Ukraine

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

Supporting customs values in Japan

Robert Olson, Director, PwC WMS Japan

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand session on provisional Values (Customs value)

How to manage the increased scrutiny by New Zealand Customs on provisional values and avoiding ambiguity.

Speakers:

Kazune Obata, Senior Manager, PwC New Zealand

Jeannine Cheong, Associate, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs valuation on transfer pricing adjustments in Thailand

Thai Customs' view on the TP adjustment, customs implication from doing a TP adjustment (overpaid and underpaid of duty and taxes), and how to mitigate the risks

Speakers:

Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand

Tananya Woointranont, Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Kunat Sangcharoenvanakul, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs valuation on royalty or oversea payments in Thailand

Thai Customs' approach on royalty and overseas payments, typically challenges of Thai Customs on oversea payments

Speakers:

Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand

Pattiya Dao-Chaeng, Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs valuation considerations in Vietnam

Speaker:

Nguyen Vu Phu Khanh, Senior Manager, PwC Vietnam

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Year’s resolution - Document my customs valuation compliance

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs Valuation on Related Party Transaction in China

Speaker:

Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Supporting Customs Values: Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation in Australia

Speaker:

Ben Lannan, Partner, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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TP and ACVA in Korea

Speaker:

Jung-Hwan Paek, Director, PwC Korea

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Americas

Global Customs Compliance Reviews and Actionable Assessment Tool Demo

Speakers:

Kristin Bohl, Director, PwC US

Valerie Wong, Manager, PwC US

Suzi Chung, Senior Associate, PwC US

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Wednesday 21 April

EMEA

Status of the AEO in Russia. Trends and current status

One of the key customs questions in Russia is whether to obtain the status of the Trusted importer (Authorized Economic Operator) or not. We are happy to share some news on this topic and outline key benefits eligible for trusted importers and additional obligations imposed on them.

Speaker:

Marina Enadarova, Manager, PwC Russia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Benefits of AEO in Ukraine: Comparison with AEO EU programme

The AEO program, which started in Ukraine in 2020 and was obtained in March 2021 for the first time, is based on EU legislation that will help to bring to life the best practices and a mutual recognition agreement with the EU in the nearest future. Meanwhile, the access to the customs simplifications in Ukraine differs from the EU programme but we will help you to compare both programs and share the relevant differences.

Speakers:

Vita Miroshnychenko, Leader, PwC Ukraine

Alyona Kovalenko, Senior Manager, PwC Ukraine

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Overview of the VAT warehousing scheme in Greece

Presenting to you an overview of the VAT warehousing scheme in Greece and its benefits for importers wishing to make Greece a real hub for their international trade operations. To highlight the most important points, we also cover relevant questions and provide you with the exact answer in this session.

Speaker:

Hara Strati, Manager, PwC Greece

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

Complying with export controls in Japan

Speaker:

Masaru Ashino, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Japan

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Complying with export controls in Malaysia

Export control has always been a core part of trade compliance. In Asia Pacific region, we see many recent export control developments and updates. Although Malaysia has implemented export control since more than 10 years ago, there are still on-gong updates from time to time. In this session, we will share with you an overview of export control in Malaysia and what the recent updates businesses should know about.

Speaker:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Update on export control regulation in Thailand

Updated export control regulation in Thailand. The main Act was implemented but the government hasn't yet issued a sub-regulation

Speakers:

Tanarat Permpoonsap, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Ratthaphum Vaianun, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Complying with export controls in Singapore

Speaker:

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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China Export Controls

Speaker:

Derek Lee, Partner, PwC WMS China

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Australia Export Controls

Speaker:

Luke Branson, Director, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Complying with Export Control in Philippines

Speaker:

Luningning Pizarra Manager, PwC WMS Philippines

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Thursday 22 April

ASIA

Surviving the next customs audit in Malaysia

In this session, we will share with you the recent customs audit and investigation trends as well as some practical advice to help you to manage and survive in the next customs audit in Malaysia.

Speaker:

Christine Chong, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Malaysia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Surviving the next customs audit in Australia

Speaker:

Gary Dutton, Partner, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs Audits in India

Customs Audit in India is gaining importance due to self assessment regime. Customs audit is a first step towards future litigation, advance preparation and reviews help navigating through the customs audit.

Speaker:

Nitin Vijaivergia, Partner, PwC India

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Recent trends in excise tax issues in Thailand

Update on the proposed excise tax policy in collecting the excise tax upfront for specific products to be exported, potential excise tax on products contain sodium, and policy on tobacco and batteries products

Speakers:

Paul Sumner, Partner, PwC WMS Thailand

Tananya Woointranont, Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs audit trends in Thailand

Updates on the recent Customs audit trends, the changes in Customs' approach when carrying the post audit, Customs' penalty and fines and how to deal with Customs audit

Speakers:

Tanarat Permpoonsap, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Pattiya Dao-Chaeng, Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Managing a customs audit in Vietnam post Covid-19

Speakers:

Pham Van Vinh, Director, PwC Vietnam

Nguyen Hong Son, Director, PwC Vietnam

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Managing customs audits in the Philippines

Providing updates on Customs audit in the Philippines, common focus of audit and period of investigation, including tips on how to prepare for an Customs audit

Speaker:

Ning Pizarra, Manager, PwC WMS Philippines

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Americas

Tariff Classification in the Digital Age

Speakers:

Mark Truchan, Director, PwC US

Jon Wiens, Senior Manager, PwC US

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Week 3 (26-30 April) - Managing the customs and trade function

Tuesday 27 April

EMEA

Northern Ireland Customs Update

Presenting to you an update on trading into and out of Northern Ireland

Speaker:

Clare McCaffray, Senior Manager, PwC UK

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

Low Value Goods declarations in New Zealand

New Zealand introduced a new Goods & Services Tax charge on low value imported goods just over a year ago. We'll discuss what these new rules are about and why they were introduced.

Speakers:

Catherine Francis, Director, PwC New Zealand

Astrid Bendz, Manager, PwC New Zealand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand’s new GST collection model for low value imported goods (2018 edition)

Content creator:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand 

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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New Zealand’s new GST collection model for low value imported goods (2019 edition)

Content creator:

Eugen Trombitas, Partner, PwC New Zealand 

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Changes in what we do since or because of COVID-19 in Australia

Speakers:

Paul Cornick, Director, PwC Australia

Lara Jabling, Manager, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Faceless Customs procedures in India

In line with TFA commitments and to ensure faster clearances involving paperless, contactless and faceless customs collectively called "Turant Customs", last year the concept of faceless customs was rolled out whereby specialized assessing groups and commissionerates were constituted at each port dealing with specific HSN to ensure faster clearances, ensure uniformity of practice and assessment and reduce potential dispute. The faceless customs places onus on trade to ensure that information and documentation filed in a paperless and contactless environment with Indian Customs meets the requirement for clearances so that benefit of faster clearances can be achieved without the requirement of physical interface at the ports.

Speaker:

Rahul Shukla, Executive Director, PwC India

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Classification disputes in Thailand

Thai Customs' approach in challenging the declared tariff classification of imported goods, the recent audit trends and what should the company do when getting challenged by Thai Customs on the classification issue.

Speakers:

Wiphawee Rungwanitcha, Senior Manager, PwC WMS Thailand

Tatradee Hoonsuwan, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

Ratthaphum Vaianun, Senior Associate, PwC WMS Thailand

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Managing customs & trade in Singapore post COVID-19

In this short video we talk about the impact of COVID-19 and what it has meant to companies based in Singapore.

Speaker:

Robert Schulte, Director, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Veni vidi vici virus

This article was released in the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis (March 2020) and focuses on the immediate, near term and longer term matters that companies need to be considering to manage their trade and customs compliance. While much has happened since, a lot of the fundamentals remain relevant today.

Managing cross-border trade during and after the crisis

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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A new normal or a temporary abnormal? 

This article was released in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis (June 2020) to address matters that we at the time expected to remain different well into the future. Fast forwarding almost a year and many of our key messages remain relevant and will provide companies with a useful reference to be more proactive in managing their custom and trade footprint. 

(How) Will cross border trade look different after the crisis?

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Voluntary Declaration and Voluntary Payment in Indonesia

Speakers:

Adi Martanto, Manager, PwC Indonesia

Meldy Rusli, Associate, PwC Indonesia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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National Logistics Ecosystem in Indonesia

Speaker:

Made Natawidnyana, Senior Manager, PwC Indonesia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Americas

Uruguay Customs and Trade Hot Topics

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Wednesday 28 April

EMEA

Update on Swiss Customs Law and Transformation Project DaziT

In this recording, we are giving you an overview of the current revision process for Swiss Customs Law while also covering the ongoing huge transformation and digitisation project of Swiss Customs Authority (programme DaziT).

Speaker:

Christina Haas Bruni, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA 

Using technology to best effect - Australia

Speaker:

Paul Cornick, Director, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs process automation - Indonesia

Speaker:

Fendy Salim, Manager, PwC Indonesia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

Americas

Citizen-Led Technologies Supporting Trade Compliance

Speakers:

Mark Truchan, Director, PwC US

Tyler Potter, Manager, PwC US

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Thursday 29 April

EMEA

Turkey - Tech-based Analysis for Agile and Low-Cost Customs Operations

Discussing costs and risks in customs and foreign trade operations together with flexibility and speed opportunities in analyzing them, including presenting new generation technology driven tools with the inclusion of client inputs.

Speakers:

Gökhan Yurdakul, Director, PwC Turkey

Gurur Tulgar, Senior Manager, PwC Turkey

Tuğçe Karamanoglu, Manager, PwC Turkey

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Poland - Customs Analytics Tool

PwC has developed a Customs Analytics Tool. In this recording, PwC Poland will be presenting where they came from, the benefits of the tool, client examples and case studies as well as risks, savings and business touch.

Speaker:

Marcin Majewski, Senior Manager, PwC Poland

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Customs Classification Automatization

Discussing the possibilities to automatize customs classification by using AI, an approach making use of machine learning to detect patterns between product description and classification.

Speaker:

Paavo Oestberg, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

ASIA

Creating the most appropriate in-house or outsourced team - Australia

Speaker:

Melissa Camilleri, Senior Manager, PwC Australia

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

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Quantifying the non-quantifiable? How to measure the return on investment in the trade function

This article lays out steps on how companies can measure the return on investment of its trade function by quantifying costs and keeping in consideration the measurable variables and expenses incurred. It also covers challenges that may arise during the process and how companies can still proceed with developing a basic model to quantify and measure value and costs.

Content creator:

Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Americas

Mexico - Customs Data Analytics (SmartCIM)

Speakers:

Norma Gascón, Director, PwC Mexico

Jesus Robles, Director, PwC Mexico

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)

 

Friday 30 April 2021

ASIA

The changing faces of customs and trade professionals

A 50 minute collage of self-recordings of PwC customs and trade professionals from around the world and grades, talking about their experiences and expectations of working in the field of customs and trade.

Speakers:

24 PwC consultants from around the world

Frank Debets, Managing Partner, PwC WMS Singapore

To access this recording, please contact the Global Customs Online Team (uk_customs_support@pwc.com)