Pre-Conference Workshop

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Fundamentals of Customs Compliance

Nov 14, 2016 8:30am – 

Speakers

Graham Ide
Customs and Trade Manager, UK, Eire, Italy, Scandinavia and the Middle East
Schneider Electronics (UK)

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

8:30
Registration and Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks by Chairs
9:15
Keynote Address
9:30
Brexit: Potential Impact on Customs and Trade within the UK
10:15
UK and Member State Discussion on the UCC
10:45
Morning Refreshments
11:00
UCC Corporate Benchmarking: How are Companies in the UK Incorporating Changes under the UCC to Avoid Missteps with the New Regulation
12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Special Procedures: How to Comply with Changes to IPR, OPR, PCC and End-Use and Processing to Avoid the Loss of all Privileges
2:30
How to Calculate and Reduce the New Customs Guarantees
3:30
Afternoon Refreshments
3:45
Counterbalancing the Changes of Customs Warehousing on VAT and Valuation to Normalise Costs
4:30
Valuation Scenarios: Royalties and Licensing and the Elimination of the First Sale Rule
5:15
Conference Adjourns – Networking Drinks

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

8:45
Morning Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks by Chairs
9:01
Keynote Address: Post CHIEF
9:30
Customs Café Breakout Groups I
10:15
Morning Refreshments
10:30
Customs Café Breakout Groups II
11:15
Customs Café Breakout Groups III
12:00
Networking Luncheon
1:15
AEO Post UCC Implementation: Meeting the New Experience Requirements
2:15
Deciphering Origin: How to Calculate Complex Products including Dual-Sourced Products, Kits and Integrated Item
3:15
Afternoon Refreshments
3:30
Duties Savings and Free Trade Agreements
4:30
Conference Ends

Post-Conference Workshops

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Practical Exercises on Origin Calculation

Nov 17, 2016 9:00am – 

Speakers

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: What’s Getting Left on the Table: How to Upgrade Customs Savings

Nov 17, 2016 1:00pm – 

Speakers

Sandra Strong
Managing Partner
Strong and Herd (UK)

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

8:30
Registration and Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks by Chairs

Tim Cornell
Senior Officer
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) (UK)

9:15
Keynote Address

Bill Williamson
Director of Customs
HMRC (UK)

9:30
Brexit: Potential Impact on Customs and Trade within the UK

Graham Ide
Customs and Trade Manager, UK, Eire, Italy, Scandinavia and the Middle East
Schneider Electronics (UK)

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

Mike Bing
Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory and Technical Manager
Diageo (Netherlands)

Karen Coventry
Import Compliance Manager
Boots (UK)

Engage in an open discussion on the Brexit. Panellists will lead a conversation on potential drawbacks and benefits, what companies are doing to prepare, actions already taking place and more. You are invited to ask questions and voice your opinions.

10:15
UK and Member State Discussion on the UCC

Jane Sewell
ITDLO
HMRC (UK)

Joëlle Delvaux
Senior Advisor
Belgian Customs (Belgium)

Join Customs representatives from Member States throughout Europe to get a comprehensive overview on the implementation of the UCC across Europe. Find out where the rules stand now, how they differ among Member States and which changes will impact your business.  

  • Update on the May 1st implementation of the UCC: what has been accomplished to date
    • Initiatives still remain to be implemented
  • How is the implementation working in practice?
  • Where are the challenges of implementing the UCC?
  • Where to go with questions on changes to customs regulationsEurope. Find out where the rules stand now, how they differ among Member States and which changes will impact your business.
  • Update on the May 1st implementation of the UCC: what has been accomplished to date
  • – Initiatives still remain to be implemented
  • How is the implementation working in practice?
  • Where are the challenges of implementing the UCC?
  • Where to go with questions on changes to customs regulations

10:45
Morning Refreshments
11:00
UCC Corporate Benchmarking: How are Companies in the UK Incorporating Changes under the UCC to Avoid Missteps with the New Regulation

Bob Ellison
Senior European Customs Manager
Samsung (UK)

Scot McManus
Head of Trade Management, EMEA
Eaton (UK)

  • Creating a UCC checklist: how to uncover changes your company might be missing
  •  How companies are applying the new UCC within their internal procedures?
  •  Best practices for incorporating the UCC: How are other businesses applying the new rules
    • How do you actually make the changes internally?
  •  Common pitfalls and struggles faced when trying to update internal procedures
  •  Who to approach with questions and issues associated with the transition
  •  Impact companies have witnessed to date

12:15
Networking Luncheon
1:30
Special Procedures: How to Comply with Changes to IPR, OPR, PCC and End-Use and Processing to Avoid the Loss of all Privileges

Steve Parker
Customs Europe
DHL (UK)

Mike Finney
Import Compliance Manager - Europe & Asia
Meggitt PLC (UK)

  • Special procedures: What was, what is and what has changed
  • New authorisation process for special procedures
  • Benefits of using special procedures
  • How to transfer goods from one special procedure to another
  • How to discharge an item from end-use into free circulation
    • What declaration is needed
  • How to gain authorisations for special procedures
    • Which documents need to be reported on to customs
  • When may it be beneficial to move goods between special procedure authorisations
  • Changes to end-use for military goods

2:30
How to Calculate and Reduce the New Customs Guarantees

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

  • How to apply for a customs guarantee
  • How to calculate guarantees
  • How to self-guarantee
  • How to optimise guarantees
  • How to bring down the guarantees that you will have to pay
  • When and how to get customs comprehensive
  • What percentages will you have to pay
    • When you have AEO?
    • Meet AEO standards?

3:30
Afternoon Refreshments
3:45
Counterbalancing the Changes of Customs Warehousing on VAT and Valuation to Normalise Costs

Bruno Fransman
Regional Director of Global Trade Compliance Assurance
Avnet (Belgium)

Mike Bing
Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory and Technical Manager
Diageo (Netherlands)

  • Major changes to customs warehousing following the implementation of the UCC
  • Reauthorisation of customs warehousing post UCC
    • Impact of the UCC
  • Under what circumstance is onward supply relief allowed
  • Changes to VAT requirements when using customs warehousing
    • Impact to cash flow
    • How to compensate within your companies
    • What do you need to do to claim back and when?
  • Valuation and customs warehousing: at what point to value the product, upon entrance or exit into the warehouse
    • Ambiguity under the UCC guidance
    • Difference of opinions among the Member States

4:30
Valuation Scenarios: Royalties and Licensing and the Elimination of the First Sale Rule

Graham Ide
Customs and Trade Manager, UK, Eire, Italy, Scandinavia and the Middle East
Schneider Electronics (UK)

Scenario One: How to value the sale of an item between related parties when the price paid for the item does not line up with the ‘last sale’ price? Scenario Two: Condition of sale scenario Scenario Three: Trademark scenario including related parties/joint ventures

5:15
Conference Adjourns – Networking Drinks

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

8:45
Morning Refreshments
9:00
Opening Remarks by Chairs

Tim Cornell
Senior Officer
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) (UK)

9:01
Keynote Address: Post CHIEF

Stella Jarvis
Programme Director
HMRC (UK)

• What will replace CHIEF? • How will the new system differ from CHIEF? • What is going to be the burden on businesses for switching over to the new system?

Customs Café Begins


The Customs Café brings groups together to discuss real-life issues facing you as a customs professional. Take this opportunity to benchmark with peers facing similar challenges over coffee and pastries. Each participant can choose to join three of the following six topics:
A
SECURING AEO post UCC (HMRC) The implementation of the UCC has expanded the benefits of AEO certification. However, the requirements for obtaining AEO have increased. Join this session to get the must-know information on obtaining certification.
 
B
UCC IMPACT ON INDUSTRY (HMRC) The UCC is now in place, but what does this mean for daily customs practices? Share and learn with peers on working with the UCC on the ground
 
C
EXPORTER DEFINITION (GE) Who is the exporter of record? What are the requirements to be the exporter of record and what does this mean when shipping goods? Find out during this discussion.
 
D
TRAINING COLLEAGUES ON ORIGIN AND DUTIES SAVINGS ( Strong & Herd, Samsung ) As a customs professional, you know the benefits of strategic sourcing and how to make the most of duties savings. But do your colleagues in other departments? Find out how to train team members in sourcing and purchasing how your business can lower costs.
 
E
INCOTERMS® AND THE UCC (GE) How has the UCC impacted INCOTERMS® and what does this mean for your job. Join peers to discuss how working with INCOTERMS® have changed since 1st May, 2016.
 
F
CHANGES TO NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN ( Strong & Herd ) Determining origin is one of the greatest challenges for even the most seasoned customs professionals. Find out the latest changes to nonpreferential origin and how this impacts calculation.

9:30
Customs Café Breakout Groups I

Sandra Strong
Managing Partner
Strong and Herd (UK)

Phil Challen
Global Operations, Customs
GE (UK)

Jane Sewell
ITDLO
HMRC (UK)

Tim Cornell
Senior Officer
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) (UK)

A
SECURING AEO Jane Sewell Programme Director HMRC (UK)
 
B
UCC IMPACT ON INDUSTRY Tim Cornell National Manager, ITDLO Team, HMRC (UK)
 
C
EXPORTER DEFINITION. Phil Challen Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory & Technical Manager GE (UK)
 
F
CHANGES TO NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN Sandra Strong Managing Partner Strong and Herd (UK)

10:15
Morning Refreshments
10:30
Customs Café Breakout Groups II

Bob Ellison
Senior European Customs Manager
Samsung (UK)

Phil Challen
Global Operations, Customs
GE (UK)

Tim Cornell
Senior Officer
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) (UK)

Sandra Strong
Managing Partner
Strong and Herd (UK)

B
UCC IMPACT ON INDUSTRY Tim Cornell National Manager, ITDLO Team HMRC (UK)
 
D
TRAINING COLLEAGUES ON ORIGIN AND DUTIES SAVINGS Bob Ellison Senior European Customs Manager Samsung (UK)
 
E
NCOTERMS AND THE UCC Phil Challen Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory & Technical Manager GE (UK)
 
F
CHANGES TO NON-PREFERENTIAL ORIGIN Sandra Strong Managing Partner Strong and Herd (UK)

11:15
Customs Café Breakout Groups III

Sandra Strong
Managing Partner
Strong and Herd (UK)

Jane Sewell
ITDLO
HMRC (UK)

Tim Cornell
Senior Officer
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) (UK)

Phil Challen
Global Operations, Customs
GE (UK)

A
SECURING AEO Jane Sewell ITDLO HMRC (UK)
 
B
UCC IMPACT ON INDUSTRY Tim Cornell National Manager, ITDLO Team HMRC (UK)
 
C
EXPORTER DEFINITION Phil Challen Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory & Technical Manager GE (UK)
 
D
TRAINING COLLEAGUES ON ORIGIN AND DUTIES SAVINGS Sandra Strong Managing Partner Strong and Herd (UK)

12:00
Networking Luncheon
1:15
AEO Post UCC Implementation: Meeting the New Experience Requirements

Karen Coventry
Import Compliance Manager
Boots (UK)

Onelia Angelosanto
Senior Tax Advisor
BDO (UK)

Nicola Haynes
Senior Customs Compliance Analys
NEXT (UK)

  • Authorised Economic Operator post UCC: breakdown of the key changes and new requirements
  • What is Customs expecting to see in terms of the new conditions for AEO?
  • How do the new AEO requirements impact the AEO renewal process?
  • How to demonstrate that you company possesses an adequate level of knowledge?
  • What level of experience is required to meet the new standards for AEO certification?
    • Is the experience requirement decided on by legal entity or group structure?
  • What happens to a company’s AEO status of the employee with the requisite experience leaves
    • Is it possible to umbrella experience from another location
  • What are practical steps to getting AEO certification?
  • Lessons learned from other companies who have gone through the process

2:15
Deciphering Origin: How to Calculate Complex Products including Dual-Sourced Products, Kits and Integrated Item

Mike Bing
Global Operations, Customs, Regulatory and Technical Manager
Diageo (Netherlands)

  • Preferential vs. non-preferential origin: how to get it right
  • Criteria and calculation methods for determining origin
    • How to determine ‘substantial transformation’
  • Changes to the determining factors of non-preferential goods: new value of component factor
    • Potential knock on effects when exporting items calculated under the new requirements
  • Determining the origin of dual and multi-sourced goods
  • How to determine the origin of items that are sold together in a group or set?
  • How to overcome the challenge of shipping into countries that have different practices for origin and don’t accept your listed origin?
    • South Korea
    • Israel
  • Best practices for using long term declaration of origin

3:15
Afternoon Refreshments
3:30
Duties Savings and Free Trade Agreements

Julie Cooper
Regional Trade Compliance Manager, Europe, Caspian and Russia
Weatherford

Phil Challen
Global Operations, Customs
GE (UK)

  • Rex: digitising preferential origin: what this means for companies’ internal practices
  • Timelines for going electronic
  • How to move away from paper copies
  • What free trade agreements are on the horizon?
    • Asia – low sourcing costs countries

4:30
Conference Ends

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Fundamentals of Customs Compliance

Nov 14, 2016 8:30am – 

Graham Ide
Customs and Trade Manager, UK, Eire, Italy, Scandinavia and the Middle East
Schneider Electronics (UK)

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

What is it about?

8:30 Registrations and Refreshments  

9:00 Classification

  • Basics of classification – 6,8 and 10 digit
  • Tools for classifying a product
  • Where to find the information you need
  • What is Binding Tariff Information (BTI) and what does it do
  • How to use the Commission data base
  • How to classify under the new UCC
    • How to report under the code if you have a BTI
    • How have requirements changed
  10:30 Morning Refreshments  

10:45 Valuation

  • Understanding the Six Methods of customs valuation
    • Transaction value
    • Transaction value on identical goods
    • Transaction value on similar goods
    • Deductive method
    • Computed method
    • Fall back method
  • How to value products in accordance with Incoterms
  • Determining value for transfer pricing
  12:00 Networking Luncheon  

1:15 Origin

  • Understanding the rules of origin
    • Preferential vs. non-preferential origin
  • How to calculate origin
  • Importance of origin marking
  2:30 Afternoon Refreshments  

2:45 Duty Relief and Free Trade Agreements

  • Key customs duty relief programmes and how they work
    • Inward processing relief
    • Customs Warehousing
    • Temporary Admission
    • Duty suspension and tariff quotas
    • End-use relief
  • How to use a Free Trade Agreement
  • Updates on new Free Trade Agreements
 

3:45 Practical Exercises

5:00 Workshop Ends

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Practical Exercises on Origin Calculation

Nov 17, 2016 9:00am – 

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting Training Limited (UK)

What is it about?

8:30 Registrations and Refreshments 9:00 – 12:30 Calculating origin is one of the leading challenges for even the most seasoned customs professionals, from determining whether an item has preferential or non-preferential origin, to determining when goods have been significantly changed.   This practical and hands-on workshop will walk you through both typical and more obscure origin scenarios, providing you with the guidance you need to calculate origin on even the trickiest of items.   By attending this workshop, you will go back to your company with a deeper understanding of origin calculation and the tools to establish origin correctly under a myriad of different circumstances.  

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: What’s Getting Left on the Table: How to Upgrade Customs Savings

Nov 17, 2016 1:00pm – 

Sandra Strong
Managing Partner
Strong and Herd (UK)

What is it about?

1:00 Registration and Refreshments   1:30 – 5:00  
  •  Assessing your customs liabilities and potentials for saving through duty relief programmes: Where to start
    • How to involve
    • How to detect possible areas that you are missing out on savings
  •  How to run an effective cost benefit analysis when determining what to spend on customs software programmes
  •  How to get Board buy-in for increasing the customs budget as anon-profit building unit

ELITEPASS*: Add All 3 Workshops to your Conference above