Day 1 - Monday, June 15, 2020

1:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
1:15

SENIOR IN-HOUSE ROUNDTABLE

Incorporating Changes into Your Customs Procedures whilst Continuing to Carry out Daily Customs Functions
2:15

POST EU EXIT

The Treatment of UK and EU Goods Across your Cross-Border Supply Chain
3:15
Break
3:30
Recent Trends in Customs Audits
4:30
E-Commerce and Impact of Import VAT Deductions: What is Exempt and What are You Required to Declare?
5:00
Virtual Cocktail Party

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

1:00
Opening Remarks
1:10
Achieving Customs Benefits through Free Trade Agreements
2:00

AUDIENCE POLLING

Top Tips for Perfecting Origin Calculation: How to Avoid Incorrect Origin to Prevent Problems Down the Line
3:00
Break
3:15
Regulatory Compliance Do’s and Don’ts: Recent Disputes, Enforcement Trends and OLAF Investigations
4:00
Expert Guidance on the Interplay Between Transfer Pricing Adjustments and Customs Valuation of Imported Goods –When Do the Rules Break Down?
5:00
Virtual Q & A
5:30
End of Day Two

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

1:00
Opening Remarks
1:10
Leveraging Innovation in Technology: Blockchain, the Digitalization of Internal Processes and AI in the Classification Process for Customs Tariff Codes
2:00

AUDIENCE POLLING

Supply Chain Best Practices: Building your Processes and Procedures that Take Your Trading Partners Rules and Regulations into Account
3:00
Networking Break
3:15
AEO and Trusted Advisors: Where’s the Value for Traders?
4:15
Incoterms® 2020 rules: The Use of Incoterms® Rules, How Will it Work and How to Use Them Correctly
5:00
Conference Adjourns

Day 1 - Monday, June 15, 2020

1:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks

Graham Ide
Head of Trade Management EMEA
Eaton (UK)

Mike Bing
Customs Compliance Director
Flexport (Netherlands)

1:15

SENIOR IN-HOUSE ROUNDTABLE

Incorporating Changes into Your Customs Procedures whilst Continuing to Carry out Daily Customs Functions

Carl Pinney
Global Trade and Customs Compliance Manager
Cameron Flow Control Technologies (UK)

Denise Valin Alvarez
Director Global Trade Compliance
Burberry (UK)

  • Global trade compliance: what should be on your radar?
  • Trade into Europe and UK – What items are controlled and what licenses are required?
  • What shipments of goods are subject to import/export licenses?
  • The repercussions of CPEIs: inward and outward processing, customs warehousing and temporary admissions

2:15

POST EU EXIT

The Treatment of UK and EU Goods Across your Cross-Border Supply Chain

Siobhan Aarons
Global Customs & Trade Counsel
Delphi Technologies (UK)

Steve Parker
European Customs
DHL (UK)

Bob Ellison
EMEA Customs Lead & Trade Compliance Officer
Orange (UK)

  • The current structure: strategic goods concerns and what challenges this face?
  • Assessing the viability of your supply chain and ensuring it is as frictionless as possible
  • The degree of change required to maintain a defined cost base
  • Review of your core operating models: when to switch suppliers or renegotiate contracts
  • Practical steps for importers and exporters to prepare data management; coordination; impact analysis; resource allocation and planning…

3:15
Break
3:30
Recent Trends in Customs Audits
4:30
E-Commerce and Impact of Import VAT Deductions: What is Exempt and What are You Required to Declare?

Walter Van Der Meiren
Brokerage Divisional Manager
United Parcel Service (Belgium)

  • Recent customs procedural and regulatory developments in E-commerce
  • What are the risks involved considering valuations and authenticity of goods and how to mitigate them?
  • Understanding the Mini One Stop Shop for distance sales of goods and imported goods and fallback procedure for goods where the consignment has an intrinsic value
    • Aligning the VAT and customs legislation to provide certainty for relevant authorities and eliminate confusion for operators over liability
    • Taking advantage of the new rules at customs to deliver an efficient green lane at the border
  • Keeping up with the new rules and its impact on electronic interfaces and third parties

5:00
Virtual Cocktail Party

Day 2 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

1:00
Opening Remarks
1:10
Achieving Customs Benefits through Free Trade Agreements

Graham Ide
Head of Trade Management EMEA
Eaton (UK)

Michael Tomuscheit
Global Manager Customs and Export Control Governance
BMW Group (Germany)

  • Current UK Trade Agreements in place and the issues around making use of them
  • How to engage the business to make use of the agreements: what systems are in place?
  • Integrated strategic sourcing to achieve preferential origin
  • Management aspects of FTA projects

2:00

AUDIENCE POLLING

Top Tips for Perfecting Origin Calculation: How to Avoid Incorrect Origin to Prevent Problems Down the Line

Eric Van Der Starre
Trade Compliance Representative
MIC Customs (Brussels)

Heather Sroka
Senior Corporate Counsel
Docusign (USA)

Henk Hartman
Senior Manager Indirect Tax/Customs Planning
Thermo Fisher Scientific (The Netherlands)

  • Guidance on the correct classification of goods within a harmonized customs tariff, including the preferential system
  • Optimizing your calculation top-down and bottom-up: What are the correct customs valuations methods?
  • Determining the preferential origin of goods as we as the origin for individual products or product ranges

3:00
Break
3:15
Regulatory Compliance Do’s and Don’ts: Recent Disputes, Enforcement Trends and OLAF Investigations

Roland Stein
Partner
BLOMSTEIN (Germany)

  • Enforcement controls and penalties within the EU
  • Addressing the on-going, country specific regulatory and enforcement changes
  • Why complying with customs rules matter when it comes to mistaken classification, origin or valuation?
  • How can you limit the risk under your custom’s due diligence: disclaim or limit liability in contract with customers; shift liability with suppliers; binding tariff information; binding origin information procedures and customs decisions

4:00
Expert Guidance on the Interplay Between Transfer Pricing Adjustments and Customs Valuation of Imported Goods –When Do the Rules Break Down?

Mike Bing
Customs Compliance Director
Flexport (Netherlands)

  • The line between transfer pricing and customs valuation
  • Updates to your customs requirements and implications of related party pricing and retroactive transfer pricing adjustments in numerous jurisdictions
  • Trends and developments: referrals by various customs authorities

5:00
Virtual Q & A
5:30
End of Day Two

Day 3 - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

1:00
Opening Remarks
1:10
Leveraging Innovation in Technology: Blockchain, the Digitalization of Internal Processes and AI in the Classification Process for Customs Tariff Codes

Norbert Kouwenhoven
TradeLens, Authorities Leader
IBM

Arne Mielken
Vice President
The Institute of Export & International Trade

  • Where are we today? Who is using blockchain and how has it improved cross border customs compliance?
  • How it is useful to your customs function: what can it do to make your business better?
  • Overcoming the challenges of bringing technology into practice with security of privacy
  • How scalable is AI to centralized processes, networks ensuring transactions happen in an efficient manner?
  • How all parties can achieve their objectives by means of a ‘smart contract’

2:00

AUDIENCE POLLING

Supply Chain Best Practices: Building your Processes and Procedures that Take Your Trading Partners Rules and Regulations into Account

Usman Ahmed
Customs & Excise Adviser
ExxonMobil (UK)

Aline Doussin
Partner
Hogan Lovells (UK)

  • Road mapping your customs supply chain network ensuring a standard alignment for functionality
  • Furnishing an adaptable procedure to effectively manage any context of the customs environment
  • Establishing measures that ensure continuity, ensuring a system with checks and balances

3:00
Networking Break
3:15
AEO and Trusted Advisors: Where’s the Value for Traders?

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting (UK)

Usman Ahmed
Customs & Excise Adviser
ExxonMobil (UK)

  • Pros and cons of AEO status
  • Preparing for AEO audits
  • Knowing the tangible benefits of having AEO status
  • Post Brexit: the changes to AEO criteria and the alternatives
  • AEO Practical considerations: what are the risks and the appropriate response?
  • What are the trade facilitation benefits to improve your internal market access?
  • The future of AEO and Trusted Trader Partnerships

4:15
Incoterms® 2020 rules: The Use of Incoterms® Rules, How Will it Work and How to Use Them Correctly

Sandra Strong
Partner
Strong and Herd LLP (UK)

Robert Hardy
Operations Director and Brexit Advisor
Oakland Invicta (UK)

  • What are the changes from the 2010 version to the new 2020 version?
  • The impact of Incoterms® on your company’s operations: sales, accounts, shipping operations, compliance and customer service
  • How to use Incoterms® correctly to avoid uncertainty, minimize delay and facilitate smooth operations when negotiating new business deals?
  • Avoiding pitfalls and problems from use of unsuitable terms
  • Knowing the risks and responsibilities of each Incoterm®?

5:00
Conference Adjourns

Virtual Workshop A — New Practical Considerations Post Brexit and UCC: Guarantees, Inward Processing Relief, AEO Certifications, Applications and Renewals

Jun 18, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

Susan Morley
Director
Morley Consulting (UK)

What is it about?

  • Update on UCC and AEO post Brexit: common pitfalls and overcoming procedural challenges
  • Changes to AEO criteria and benefits: how you should prepare and what are the alternatives
  • Practical implications for exporting under the UCC from the EU after Brexit
  • Assessing where things can go wrong and specific risk areas

12:30pm Lunch Break

Virtual Workshop B — Achieving Maximum Savings through Duty Relief: Use of Trade Agreements, Fundamentals on Duty Savings and Claiming back Missed Duties

Jun 18, 2020 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Sandra Strong
Partner
Strong and Herd LLP (UK)

What is it about?

  • How to manage your customs duty liability in order to maximise profitability
  • Ways in which the amount on customs duty payable can be reduced
  • Update on changing definitions and consequences for FTA eligibility
  • Key customs duty relief programmes and how they work: customs warehousing, temporary admission, duty suspension and tariff quotas, end use relief…