3ʳᵈ Global Webinar:
Each author will share 3 invaluable practical tips that might change the way you think about certain customs issues! Can you afford to miss it?
Dec 15
15:00 – 16:30 CET
Authors' tips for customs practitioners
15:05 - 15:15
15:05 - 15:15
'UCC-Text edition and introduction' 2nd edition
Michael Lux, Belgium
Michael was working as head of unit Customs Legislation of DG TAXUD and significantly contributed to the preparation of the UCC. Learn more by reading the interview 'A coffee break with… Michael Lux'.

Currently, Michael is advising persons involved in international trade on how to ensure compliance and how to save customs and excise duties, as well as VAT.

We will talk about the book 'UCC – Text edition and introduction', 2ⁿᵈ edition, March 2022 (also available in German and French), published by Mendel Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.

Interviewed by Enrika Naujoke, Lithuania
Director of Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association
15:15 – 15:25
'UCC Practitioner's Edition' 3rd edition
Dr Christian Struck and Anna Gayk, Germany
At the moment the EU customs practitioner has to work with four intertwined legal bases. The UCC, UCC DA, UCC IA and UCC TDA comprise over 950 articles to be read as one text.

The 'UCC Practitioner's Edition with integrated DA, TDA and IA', 3ʳᵈ edition, published by Mendel Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, in May 2021, provides an integrated version of the four legal bases with the relevant articles of the UCC DA, IA and TDA assigned to those of the UCC.

The authors took it as priority to put a tool into the users' hands which not only satisfies their high demands on quality but also allows them to find and use the provisions of the UCC and the associated provisions.
15:25 - 15:35
15:25 - 15:35
'Current Customs Law'
Co-author Roberto Raya da Silva, Brazil
In the last 25 years, Roberto has been acquiring experience as an Accredited Engineer from RFB (the Federal Revenue of Brazil). Learn more by reading the 'Interview with the Senior Appraiser of machinery and equipment in Brazil'

Nowadays Roberto is a specialist in the area of international trade and Founding Partner of Raya Consult, which has been providing solutions to its clients in the most varied processes of import and export of goods.

We will talk about the book 'Current Customs Law' (released in Portuguese) where Roberto is a co-author. His part is 'The impact of the operative part of the product on the tax classification of a commodity in customs taxation'.

Interviewed by Dr. Ilona Mishchenko, Ukraine
Associate Professor of the Maritime and Customs Law Department of National University 'Odessa Law Academy'
15:35 - 15:45
15:35 - 15:45
'Compliance in Foreign Trade'
Co-author Eduardo Leite, Brazil
Mr. Leite has been working with Customs and Compliance since 2006, for Importers, Exporters, Carriers and Customs Brokers and has trained teams of companies on how to implement and update Compliance Programs.

With LLB and LLM, he is a Member of the Maritime, Port and Customs Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association and a member of the Technical Committee 309 'Governance of Organizations' of the International Organization for Standardization, which is responsible for contributing in the field of Governance and Compliance, developing of standards like ISO 37000, 37001, 37003, 37005, 37007, 37008, 37009 and 37301.

We will talk about the book 'Contemporary Customs Law' (released in 2022 - Portuguese) where Mr. Leite is a co-author. His part of it is 'Compliance in Foreign Trade'.
15:45 - 15:55
15:45 - 15:55
'The Customs Valuation Agreement: Origin, Standards and Interpretations'
Mark Neville, the USA
Mark Neville is Principal of International Trade Counsellors. He has considerable experience in the field of international trade and customs affairs and international commercial transactions. He has successfully advised numerous United States and foreign-based companies on strategic matters of planning, compliance and enhanced efficiencies.

We will talk about the book 'The Customs Valuation Agreement: Origin, Standards and Interpretations'. It is scheduled for publication in the first Quarter of 2023 by Wolters Kluwer.

The book concentrates on the diverging views on the nature of the central feature of the Agreement, the definition of the price actually paid or payable (PAPP). It provides the most extensive study available of the origins and architecture of the Valuation Agreement and its intersection with transfer pricing norms.

Mark assesses interpretations of the Valuation Agreement as presented in the instruments of the World Customs Organization and in the administrative and judicial fora of the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

Learn more reading/ watching an interview with Mark Neville 'Customs valuation: interview with the author of the book'.

Interviewed by Monika Bielskienė, Lithuania
Attorney, PwC Lithuania
Readers' views
15:55 - 16:00
15:55 - 16:00
'Customs Matters' by the IMF
Reader Rizwan Mahmood, Additional Collector at Pakistan Customs
Rizwan will talk about the recent publication 'Customs Matters' by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The book is divided into 7 Chapters. Rizwan will mainly focus on Chapter 4 'Customs in a World of Enhanced Trade Facilitation' and share some tips for the practitioners as to how they can benefit from the trade facilitation initiatives taken by customs.
16:00 – 16:05
16:00 – 16:05
'ImageSearch for HS Classification' by Taichi Kawazoe
Reader Dr David Savage, Editor of Customs Compliance & Risk Management journal, Ireland
The HS classification of goods is a challenge in many cases. What could help? David will talk about the book (see here), the author of which states: 'If you struggle with HS classification, this method must be the solution'.
16:05 – 16:10
16:05 – 16:10
'Customs and foreign trade compliance' 2nd edition by Dr Michael Jung
Reader Enrika Naujoke, Director of Lithuanian Customs Practitioners Association
Enrika will share some compliance points from the book that she believes are important for customs practitioners to consider, especially in today's increasingly complex trading environment. The book 'Compliance für Zoll und Außenhandel' (released in German) was published by Reguvis Fachmedien GmbH, in 2020. The book is currently being translated to English, to be published in 2023.

'Customs Inside anywhere, insights everywhere' by Frank Heijmann, John Peters, Albert Veenstra

Brief presentation of the newly released book - Enrika Naujoke on behalf of Mr Heijmann
16:10 - 16:30
16:10 - 16:30
Discussion on the topic 'Excellence in customs and trade compliance – is this (still) possible?'
Tomorrow customs declaration will be more complex, more data will be required. Data quality is becoming the key issue. High data quality = excellence in compliance. However, reading the court cases, such as 'LED bulb' classification, where importer, customs and national courts came up with different HS codes for a LED bulb and the European Court of Justice (case No. C-600/15) was asked to clarify who is right (and this is only one example of a relative simple product!), one might wonder what excellence in customs and trade compliance means today and how to ensure it in an increasingly complex legal, trade and technological environment.
Moments from the previous events
1ˢᵗ event in 2020
2ⁿᵈ event in 2021

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