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Managing international trade in rapid-growth markets

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Are you concerned about managing customs and international trade issues in rapid-growth markets?

Do you want to avoid unnecessary costs and risks while maximizing the opportunities available to your organization?

Our webcast can help your organization:

  • Manage or reduce customs duties and the cost of doing business internationally when trading in and with the world’s fastest-growing economies.
  • Consider the latest economic developments and their potential impact on tax policy.

 

 

Panelists:

Adrian Ball

Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Adrian, EY’s tax leader in Southeast Asia, has 20 years of experience in indirect taxes, with a focus in the area of Customs and International Trade. With knowledge of customs valuation, customs classification, origin rules, excise tariffs, quota, import/export licensing and other cross border tariff and non-tariff barriers, Adrian is able to support companies in dealing with the compliance, operational and day-to-day customs and trade issues that affect them.

He has advised companies in the effective handling of Customs Audits and Investigations throughout the Asia Pacific region. His clients include some of the world’s largest companies, including a number of companies in the retail and food industry. Additionally, Adrian has worked extensively with automotive and tobacco industry companies.

Adrian’s background is a as a customs consultant in the EU, this after having been an audit/investigation officer with HM Revenue and Customs in the United Kingdom.

Harishanker Subramaniam

Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd, India

Harishanker, the leader of the Indian Indirect Tax Practice, has experience in verticals of industrial and consumer products, infrastructure, real estate and government, technology, communications and entertainment. He has 26 years of experience as an indirect tax professional across the industry and Big 4 professional services organizations. Harishanker has been involved in diverse industries and his area of experience include customs and international trade, and in-country taxes namely service tax, VAT and excise duty. He is currently involved in creating awareness in the industry about the impending introduction of the GST regime in India.

Harishanker has advised and assisted various multinational companies on resolution of customs valuation through special valuation proceedings. He has also advised companies on export incentive programs, besides assisting in setting up of export oriented units (EOU), software technology parks (STP) and special economic zones (SEZ).

Armando Beteta

Ernst & Young LLP, US

Armando F. Beteta is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Customs and International Trade practice and leads the customs and international trade practice of the Latin American Business Center. Armando advises multinational corporations with business interests in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. He has extensive experience with customs guidelines for the establishment of IMMEX (Maquila or PITEX) operations in Mexico, customs and NAFTA due diligence and compliance reviews, customs and international trade advisory services, and duty planning through Free Trade Agreements.

Armando is Mexico’s former Representative at the NAFTA Center, a tri-national office in charge of providing exporters, importers and producers from North America with technical information regarding customs procedures under NAFTA. During his 10-year career in the public sector, Armando served as the Chief of Staff for the Federal Fiscal Attorney of Mexico, Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs on Indirect Taxes and as Legal Advisor to the Technical Secretariat of the Economic Cabinet in the Presidency of Mexico.

Armando received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and his Master’s degree in International Trade Law from the University of British Columbia. He has written several articles in the customs and international trade area.

Moderator:

William Methenitis

Ernst & Young, China

Bill is the Global Director of our Customs and International Trade Practice.

He has advised businesses on strategic planning to manage duty costs and global trade compliance for 30 years, including counseling companies on global export and import regimes, tariff and indirect tax planning, international acquisitions, joint ventures, and plant location and tax incentive projects. Bill serves on the International Chamber of Commerce working group on Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation and on the Focus Group on Convergence of Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation established by the World Customs Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Prior to joining EY, Bill chaired the international practice department of a US-based law firm.