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Global trade management: making sense of a world in motion

Findings from the EY Global Trade Symposium

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EY Global Trade Services recently assembled a group of industry professionals overseeing high-performing global trade departments to provide views on how current megatrends impact the strategic direction, composition, and organization of the global trade function. Megatrends, the large, transformative forces that define the future, are having direct impact on global trade management.

The findings, reported in the EY Global Trade Symposium report, Making sense of a world in motion—a global trade perspective, provide insights from these industry leaders into how effective trade management can enable corporate growth and competitive success with sometimes disruptive forces in play.

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

  • Managing operations and duty costs related to changing trade flows and fragmented supply chains
  • Digital future and distribution channels
  • Managing policy and controversy
  • Data access, transparency and analytics trends
  • Service delivery models of leading global trade practices

During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions which the panelists will answer as time permits.


J. Michael Heldebrand

Ernst & Young LLP, Principal – Global Trade

J. Michael Heldebrand is a member of Ernst & Young LLP’s Global Trade practice in San Jose, California.

Mike helps companies improve and strengthen their overall customs functions. He has experience in assisting clients in determining compliance with US Customs’ rules and regulations. Examples of projects include documentation review, import/export process reviews, identification of areas of exposure, the completion of policies and procedures manuals, and on-site customs and compliance training. He has also coordinated the preparation, submission and activation of Foreign-Trade Zone applications for numerous companies in the energy industry.

Mike is experienced at conducting compliance assessments and opportunity evaluation reviews for global clients. Mike uses EY’s international tax network to conduct reviews for client’s aimed at reducing the global customs duties/VAT liabilities, while at the same time ensuring global compliance.

Mike received a BBA from Baylor University and an MBA from Southwest Texas State University. He is licensed as a US Customs Broker. In addition, Mike is a member of the American Association of Exporters and Importers and the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones.

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.



Kristine Price Dozier

Ernst & Young LLP, Principal – Global Trade, EY Global Trade COE Leader

Kristine Price Dozier 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.