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Optimising the benefits of ASEAN trade with effective trade compliance and operational excellence

Featured Speakers :

Amb. Michael Michalak
Amb. Michael Michalak
Regional Managing Director and Senior Vice President
US-ASEAN Business Council
Peter Mumford
South East Asia Regional Director, Economic and Trade Policy
Foreign Commonwealth Office
 Roland Yap
Roland Yap
Head of Government Affairs & Policy (APAC)
Merck Biopharma
 Shiumei Lin
Shiumei Lin
Vice President, Public Affairs & Sustainability, APAC
UPS Asia Pacific Region Office
 Courtney Lutterman
Courtney Lutterman
Director, Customs and Trade Compliance
UPS Asia Pacific Region Office
 Raymond Yee
Raymond Yee
VP, Customs & Regulatory Affairs, SEA & South Asia
DHL Express Singapore Pte Ltd
 Caitlin Barrah
Caitlin Barrah
General Counsel, South Asia Pacific
Rockwell Automation Australia Limited VIC
 Nantha Kumar Govindasamy
Nantha Kumar Govindasamy
Country Head, Trade Compliance
Intel Microelectronics Malaysia
 Adnan Begic
Adnan Begic
Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia-Pacific
Michelin Asia-Pacific
 Bipin Balakrishnan
Bipin Balakrishnan
Director/Counsel - Customs, GMIO
General Motors
 Daniel ZumBrunnen
Daniel ZumBrunnen
Customs Director, Asia Pacific
Schneider Electric
 Philip Ho
Philip Ho
Global Supply Chain, Tax and Customs Expert, EAJP Logistics
Schneider Electric Southeast Asia (HQ) Pte Ltd
 Joseph Jacob
Joseph Jacob
Regional Customs Manager, ASEAN
HP
 Edgar Ignacio
Edgar Ignacio
Regional Customs & Trade Compliance
Hershey Philippines Inc.

Recent developments in international trade such as the upgrading of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), US Export Control Reform (ECR), ASEAN Economic Community blueprint and other developments have remodeled the trade landscape for countries across the world and in Asia. As governments and policymakers continue to work towards free trade, how can organisations optimise trade partnerships and agreements, and ensure that their compliance practices enable and not hinder their businesses and opportunities?

Did you know?

  • 70% of organisations are not fully optimising trade pacts and are paying more than necessary in tariffs and duties.
  • There are roughly 400 free trade agreements (FTAs) in effect. 36% of organisations say they use one or two, while 25% of organisations say they don’t use FTAs at all.
  • Yet, two-thirds of the survey respondents said they expect global trade to become more complicated over the next 3 to 5 years.

(Source: International survey by Thomson Reuters and KPMG)

How do you manage complex and changing regulatory requirements, manual processes and disparate systems to achieve operational excellence?

Get up to date with the latest developments, regulations, risks and opportunities at the 2nd Annual Customs & Trade Compliance Asia Summit, happening on 29-31 March 2016, in Singapore, where we bring to you associations, legal and advisory services, and leading practitioners who will lend their expert insights, advice and best practices to help you adapt and refine your customs and trade compliance practices to capitalise free trade.

Benefits of attending

  • Hear from a good range of speakers from associations, legal and advisory services and leading practitioners, providing you with a holistic view of trade developments and their implications on your supply chain strategy and compliance practices
  • Opportunity to discuss and make sense for your business, the competing trade narratives posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
  • Learn upfront, about the latest ASEAN Economic Community blueprint (2025) and its implications on ASEAN trade.
  • Gain a competitive edge through supply chain excellence, by leveraging insights into opportunities in manufacturing hubs across emerging Asia
  • Address and resolve key challenges in trade optimisation and operational excellence

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