The world is undergoing a period of significant change, from the UK voting to leave the EU and the US electing a majority Republican Congress, Senate and White House to the death of Cuba’s long term leader, Fidel Castro, all of which will have major impacts on global customs compliance and international trade. During this time of change, both countries and companies are doing what they can to facilitate easy and cost effective trade, from the new Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, to companies planning long term supply chains across the globe, taking advantage of duties savings. Join C5’s 12th Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance to partake in unparalleled benchmarking opportunities with multinationals from a wide range of locations and diverse industries.

Our past attendees said:

There was a great mix between government and industry presenters.” “The event has been useful for me in helping me manage CE customs matters.” “Very interesting and great opportunity to network.” “Good overview of UCC legislation and open items, and a great insight on compliance regulations.

Highlights include:

  • A Year in Review: Take back practical knowledge from the WTO, HMRC, Canada Mission to the European Union and more on how recent political changes and new Agreements will impact customs and trade
  • Benchmarking Series: Join senior customs, international trade and finance professionals from leading multinationals to find out best practices and lessons learned on:
    • Where to situate customs compliance within a business
    • How to gain access to the board and secure the resources you need
    • When and how to plan out a long term supply chain for maximum duty savings
    • Mastering origin calculation and marking to secure savings
    • Assessing and minimising customs risks when trading with high risk markets
    • Identifying and reducing facilitation risks on customs clearance
  • Customs Café Global Exchange: choose three regions to explore with a small group and get to the heart of key issues, and the best solutions for overcoming customs challenges around the world Choose between:

    SOUTH AMERICA

    EU and the BREXIT

    NORTH AMERICA

    CHINA & HONG KONG

    SOUTH EAST ASIA

    MIDDLE EAST

    EU AND THE UCC

    AFRICA

    All attendees will be contacted via email prior to the conference for your selection of three regions during the Customs Café Global Exchange. You will then be emailed your personalised itinerary prior to the conference. This action oriented conference will deliver valuable and practical strategies that you can implement within into your own company to strengthen customs compliance and reduce costs.

Venue

Le Châtelain Boutique Hôtel

Rue du Châtelain 17, 1000 Brussel, Belgium