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Global trade management: how high performers are accelerating ahead

Findings from the EY Global Trade Symposium

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What characteristics define a high performing global trade function?

EY recently assembled a group of industry professionals overseeing high-performing global trade departments to look beyond baseline leading practices and provide views on characteristics and processes common to high performance.

The findings, reported in the EY Global Trade Symposium report, Growing beyond: how high performers are accelerating ahead, provide insights from these industry leaders into how effective trade management can enable corporate growth and competitive success.

Join our interactive webcast to hear a discussion of the following key topics:

  • Characteristics of high-performing global trade departments
  • Corporate growth strategy in this environment
  • Achieving and maintaining stakeholder collaboration and confidence
  • Technology that drives globalization and growth
  • Operational agility – enabling expansion of international business

 

Panelists:

William M. Methenitis

EY Global Director, Global Trade

Bill Methenitis 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.

Armando F. Beteta

Ernst & Young LLP, Executive Director, Global Trade

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:

Kristine L. Price

Ernst & Young LLP, Principal, Global Trade

Kristine Price is member of Ernst and Young LLP’s Customs and International Trade practice in the National Tax Department. Kristine’s focus is global indirect tax planning and trade compliance. She advises clients on customs duty reduction techniques, including strategic sourcing and supply chain planning, valuation planning, first sale for export planning, special customs regimes, free trade agreement utilization, and product design recommendations to obtain desired tariff and country of origin results.

Kristine has experience working with varied industries, including retail and consumer products, aerospace and automotive. Her work includes independent customs planning programs as well as serving as the indirect tax leader for global supply chain restructuring projects that involve changes to sales structures, operations, systems and customs positions.

Kristine received her B.S., summa cum laude, from Stephen F. Austin State University, and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University. Kristine is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), and is a frequent speaker on Customs and International Trade.