American Conference Institute’s 5th Advanced Global Customs Compliance Event

B.I.C. Customs Compliance

Brazil, India & China

Thursday, March 26, 2009

About

Learn what it takes to prevent border delays, minimize importation costs and optimize supply chain structures in the world’s leading markets

U.S. companies importing into Brazil, India and China face unique and complex tax and customs challenges and must learn how to navigate each local regulatory environment to maintain compliant customs operations.

With global operations transforming trade compliance into a competitive advantage, customs and trade executives must remain current on customs requirements and regulations in today’s largest markets. Brazilian, Indian and Chinese customs regulations are exceptionally complex and companies willing to succeed in these markets must keep track of the latest developments and regulatory changes. Failure to be informed can result in border delays, enforcement actions, aggressive penalties and missed production and delivery deadlines.

Now in its 5th successful year, ACI’s Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance presents a revamped conference agenda that focuses on the customs insights you need to succeed in Brazil, India and China. Hear corporate perspectives on how to comply with Brazilian, Indian and Chinese Customs requirements and learn how industry leaders are developing tailored approaches to improve import operations in each country. Benefit from the expertise of senior attorneys from India, Brazil and China and ask your most pressing customs questions.

Highlights from the program will include:

• How to expedite the RADAR registration process in Brazil
• Assessing and minimizing import taxes into Brazil
• Addressing customs issues with Indian government officials and the DRI
• Coping with hurdles to efficient logistics and expediting customs clearance in India
• Applying China’s country of origin and marking standards
• Overcoming challenges of building relationships with Chinese officials
• Optimizing customs bonded operations in China

Contents & Contributors

About

Learn what it takes to prevent border delays, minimize importation costs and optimize supply chain structures in the world’s leading markets

U.S. companies importing into Brazil, India and China face unique and complex tax and customs challenges and must learn how to navigate each local regulatory environment to maintain compliant customs operations.

With global operations transforming trade compliance into a competitive advantage, customs and trade executives must remain current on customs requirements and regulations in today’s largest markets. Brazilian, Indian and Chinese customs regulations are exceptionally complex and companies willing to succeed in these markets must keep track of the latest developments and regulatory changes. Failure to be informed can result in border delays, enforcement actions, aggressive penalties and missed production and delivery deadlines.

Now in its 5th successful year, ACI’s Advanced Forum on Global Customs Compliance presents a revamped conference agenda that focuses on the customs insights you need to succeed in Brazil, India and China. Hear corporate perspectives on how to comply with Brazilian, Indian and Chinese Customs requirements and learn how industry leaders are developing tailored approaches to improve import operations in each country. Benefit from the expertise of senior attorneys from India, Brazil and China and ask your most pressing customs questions.

Highlights from the program will include:

• How to expedite the RADAR registration process in Brazil
• Assessing and minimizing import taxes into Brazil
• Addressing customs issues with Indian government officials and the DRI
• Coping with hurdles to efficient logistics and expediting customs clearance in India
• Applying China’s country of origin and marking standards
• Overcoming challenges of building relationships with Chinese officials
• Optimizing customs bonded operations in China

Contents & Contributors

Brazil Customs Compliance

Navigating the Brazilian Tax System: Assessing and Minimizing Import Taxes into Brazil
Fabiana Heitmann Taunay Ferreira, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados (São Paulo, Brazil)

RADAR: How to Apply and Maintain Compliance
Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Filho, Demarest & Almeida (São Paulo, Brazil)

Import Documentation: Ensuring Efficient Entry Process Flow to Minimize Customs Delays
Carla Ackley Cravalho, Global Customs & Trade Affairs Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA)

Optimizing the Use of Special Customs Regimes to Support Your Brazilian Import Strategy
Alessandra Machado, Trench, Rossie Watanabe Advogados (São Paulo, Brazil)

Dealing with Customs Authorities During an Inspection or Investigation
Henry Morita, Inter-Market Logistics Manager, Nestlé USA (Glendale, CA)
Robert J. Pisani, Pisani & Roll PLLC (Washington, DC)

Customs Modernization in Brazil: How the Latest Regulations, Import Programs and FTAs Will Impact Your Operations
Mauro Berenholc, Pinheiro Neto (São Paulo, Brazil)

Ensuring Proper Classification and Valuation in Brazil
Cesar Moreno, Braga & Marafon (São Paulo, Brazil)

Selecting Competent and Compliant Local Customs Brokers and Trading Companies
Steven Kott, Senior Manager, Global Trade, Advanced Micro Devices, (San Jose, CA)

India Customs Compliance

Opening Remarks from Chair of India Customs Day
V. Lakshmi Kumaran, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (New Delhi, India)

The Rise in Customs Enforcement in India: Customs Authorities Priorities and Targets
Rohan Shah, Managing Partner, Economic Law Practice (Mumbai, India)

Expediting the Licensing Process in India
Diane Divin, Manager, Global Import/Export Administration & Logistics, Mary Kay Inc. (Addison, TX)

Addressing Customs Issues with Indian Government Officials and the DRI
Steven Kott, Senior Manager, Global Trade, Advanced Micro Devices, (San Jose, CA)
Vaibhav Parikh, Nishith Desai Associates (Palo Alto, CA)

Optimizing the Use of Special Economic Zones
Robert Bowen, Senior Corporate Counsel, Program Director, Export-Import Regulations Office, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
Shankar Chaterjee, Managing Director – India and South Asia, Bertling Logistics (Mumbai, India)

Ensuring the Proper Classification of Goods
V. Lakshmi Kumaran, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (New Delhi, India)

How to Facilitate Trade and Expedite Customs Clearance in India
Larry Disenhof, Group Director, Export Compliance, Cadence Design System (Chelmsford, MA)
Vivek Luthra, Senior Support Manager – India, DHL Express Germany, (Bonn, Germany)

Addressing Customs Valuation Challenges and Mitigating Disputes
Steven Kott, Senior Manager, Global Trade, Advanced Micro Devices, (San Jose, CA)
V. Lakshmi Kumaran, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan (New Delhi, India)

Minimizing Direct and Indirect Taxes on Imports
Rajeev Dimri, BMR & Associates (New Delhi, India)

Maximizing Benefits of FTAs and RTAs in India
Vinay Jha, Senior Advisor, Genesis Burson-Marsteller (New Delhi, India)

China Customs Compliance

China’s New Enterprise Customs Classification System: Eligibility, Requirements and Benefits for IORs
Steven Kott, Senior Manager, Global Trade, Advanced Micro Devices (San Jose, CA)

Improving Customs Valuation Efficiency
Donna Dong, Head of Customs and Trade Compliance, China Bayer Material Science (Shanghai, China)

Adapting to Port of Entry Differences: Expediting Customs Clearance in China
Pierre Mallette, Director of Logistics, Globe Electric Company Inc. (Montreal, Canada)
Joan Pan, Director Global Trade Compliance, Merck & Co Inc. (Whitehouse Station, NJ)

Mapping Out Your Import Strategy to Reduce Impact of VAT Refund Rate Changes
Angela Ling, Trade Plus, Inc., Eugene Lim, Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong)

Addressing Customs Issues Directly with Chinese Government Officials
H. Douglas Garfield, Director, Global Customs & Trade, PepsiCo International (Valhalla, NY)
Matthew McConkey, Mayer Brown (Beijing, China)

Ensuring Proper Classification in China
Sylvia Chen, Manager, Worldwide Management Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (San Jose, CA)
Lydia McClure, Corporate Trade Manager, Tax and Trade, Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)

Optimizing Customs Bonded Operations in China
Steve Bonar, Senior Global Customs Compliance Manager, Plantronics Inc. (Santa Cruz, CA)
Robert Bowen, Senior Corporate Counsel, Program Director, Export-Import Regulations Office, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA)

Applying China’s Country of Origin and Marking Standards
Eugene Lim, Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong)
Randi Waltuck, Director of Trade Compliance,ATC Technology Corporation (Fort Worth, TX)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT PDF PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 34

7:30
Registration and Coffee
8:30
Opening Remarks from Chair
Ms. Fabiana Taunay

Mattos Filho‚ Veiga Filho‚ Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
8:45
Navigating the Brazilian Tax System: Assessing and Minimizing Import Taxes into Brazil
Ms. Fabiana Taunay

Mattos Filho‚ Veiga Filho‚ Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados
1 file
Brazil, India & China Customs Compliance Event
182 KB 29 pages Presentation
PPT - Brazil, India & China Customs ComplianceEvent
9:30
RADAR: How to Apply and Maintain Compliance
Mr. Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Filho
Partner
Demarest & Almeida
1 file
RADAR: How to Apply and Maintain Compliance
726 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - RADAR: How to Apply and Maintain Compliance
10:00
Coffee Break
10:15
Import Documentation: Ensuring Efficient Entry Process Flow to Minimize Customs Delays
-Ms. Carla Ackley Cravalho

Cisco Systems‚ Inc.
1 file
Ensuring Efficient Entry Process Flow to Minimize Customs Delays
2 MB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Ensuring Efficient Entry Process Flow to MinimizeCustoms Delays
11:15
Optimizing the Use of Special Customs Regimes to Support Your Brazilian Import Strategy
Ms. Alessandra Machado
Partner
Trench‚ Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
1 file
Optimizing the Use of Special Customs Regimes to Support Your Brazilian Import Strategy
405.5 KB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Optimizing the Use of Special Customs Regimes to Support Your Brazilian Import Strategy
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers
13:45
Dealing with Customs Authorities During an Inspection or Investigation
Mr. Henry Morita
Inter-Market Logistics Manager
Nestle USA
1 file
ACI Brazil Customs Commerce
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 - ACI Brazil Customs Commerce
Mr. Robert J. Pisani
Partner
Pisani & Roll
1 file
Brazil, India and China Customs Compliance
558.5 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - Brazil, India and China Customs Compliance
14:45
Customs Modernization in Brazil: How the Latest Regulations‚ Import Programs and FTAs Will Impact Your Operations
Mr. Mauro Berenholc

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
1 file
Customs Modernization in Brazil: How the Latest Regulations, Import Programs and FTAs will impact your operations
163.5 KB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Customs Modernization in Brazil: How the Latest Regulations, Import Programs and FTAs will impact your operations
15:30
Afternoon Refreshment
15:45
Ensuring Proper Classification and Valuation in Brazil
Mr. Cesar Moreno
Partner
Braga & Marafon
1 file
Ensuring proper classification and valuation in Brazil 0
197 KB 20 pages Presentation
PPT - Ensuring proper classification and valuation in Brazil 0
16:30
Selecting Competent and Compliant Local Customs Brokers and Trading Companies
Mr. Steven Kott
Senior Director, Trade Compliance
FutureWei Technologies Inc.
1 file
Selecting Competent and Compliant Local Customs Brokers and Trading Companies
196 KB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Selecting Competent and Compliant Local Customs Brokers and Trading Companies
17:30
Brazil Customs Day Ends
7:30
Registration and Coffee
8:30
Opening Remarks from Chair
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran
Founding and Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
8:45
The Rise in Customs Enforcement in India: Customs Authorities Priorities and Targets
Mr. Rohan Shah
Managing Partner
Economic Law Practice
1 file
Rise in Customs Enforcement in India: Customs Authorities Priorities and Targets
385.5 KB 46 pages Presentation
PPT - Rise in Customs Enforcement in India:Customs Authorities Priorities and Targets
9:30
Expediting the Licensing Process in India
Ms. Diane Divin
Manager‚ Global Import/Export Compliance
Mary Kay Inc.
1 file
the challenges of importing and the licensing / registration processes
733.5 KB 21 pages Presentation
PPT - the challenges of importingand the licensing / registration processes
10:00
Coffee Break
10:15
Addressing Customs Issues with Indian Government Officials and the DRI
Mr. Steven Kott
Senior Director, Trade Compliance
FutureWei Technologies Inc.
1 file
India Valuation
98 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - India Valuation
Mr. Vaibhav Parikh

Nishith Desai Associates
1 file
ACI's Brazil, India, & China Customs Compliance Forum
373.5 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - ACI's Brazil, India, & China  Customs Compliance Forum
11:15
Optimizing the Use of Special Economic Zones
Robert Bowen
Associate General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Western Digital Corporation
1 file
SEZ’s from an FDI Perspective
590 KB 20 pages Presentation
PPT - SEZ’s from an FDI Perspective
Mr. Shankar Chaterjee
Managing Director - India and South Asia
Bertling Logistics
12:00
Ensuring the Proper Classification of Goods
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran
Founding and Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
1 file
Ensuring Proper Classification of Goods
1.3 MB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Ensuring Proper Classification of Goods
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers
13:45
How to Facilitate Trade and Expedite Customs Clearance in India
Mr. Larry Disenhof
Group Director - Export Compliance and Government Relations
Cadence
1 file
Indian Customs Logistics
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 - Indian Customs  Logistics
Mr Vivek Luthra
SeniorSupportManager- India
DHL Express Germany GmbH
1 file
India Trade
3.7 MB 10 pages Presentation
PDF - India Trade
14:45
Addressing Customs Valuation Challenges and Mitigating Disputes
Mr. Steven Kott
Senior Director, Trade Compliance
FutureWei Technologies Inc.
1 file
India Valuation
98 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - India Valuation
Mr. V. Lakshmikumaran
Founding and Managing Partner
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
1 file
Valuation in India
1.4 MB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Valuation in India
15:30
Afternoon Refreshment
15:45
Minimizing Direct and Indirect Taxes on Imports
Mr. Rajeev Dimri

BMR & Associates
1 file
India’s Tax Canvas
1.1 MB 28 pages Presentation
PPT - India’s Tax Canvas
16:30
Maximizing Benefits of FTAs and RTAs in India
Mr. Vinay Jha
Senior Advisor
Genisis Burson
1 file
Maximising the benefits of FTAs and RTAs in India
210.5 KB 17 pages Presentation
PPT - Maximising the benefits of FTAs and RTAs in India
17:30
India Customs Day Ends
7:30
Registration and Coffee
8:30
Opening Remarks from Chair
Mr. Matthew McConkey
Partner
Mayer Brown
8:45
China's New Enterprise Customs Classification System: Eligibility‚ Requirements and Benefits for IORs
Mr. Steven Kott
Senior Director, Trade Compliance
FutureWei Technologies Inc.
1 file
China Customs
939 KB 19 pages Presentation
PPT - China Customs
9:15
Improving Customs Valuation Efficiency
Donna Dong
Group Trade Director – Asia Pacific
Microsoft (Beijing)
1 file
Improving Customs Valuation Efficiency Donna Dong
475.9 KB 30 pages Presentation
PDF - Improving Customs Valuation Efficiency Donna Dong
10:00
Coffee Break
10:15
Adapting to Port of Entry Differences: Expediting Customs Clearance in China
Mr. Pierre Mallette
Director of Logistics
Globe Electric Company Inc.
1 file
Expediting Customs Clearance in China
365 KB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Expediting Customs Clearancein China
Ms. Joan Pan
Director Global Trade Compliance
Merck & Co Inc
1 file
Expediting Customs Clearance in China
1.6 MB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - Expediting Customs Clearance in China
11:15
Mapping Out Your Import Strategy to Reduce Impact of VAT Refund Rate Changes
Angela Ling
Country Manager – China
Integration Point Ltd. (Shanghai)
1 file
US Encryption: Reporting Requirements Impacting Global Operations
679.5 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - US Encryption: Reporting Requirements Impacting Global Operations
Mr. Eugene Lim
Partner
Baker & McKenize
1 file
What Customs Practitioners Need to Know About Recent VAT Changes
379 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - What Customs Practitioners Need to Know About Recent VAT Changes
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Attendees and Speakers
13:30
Addressing Customs Issues Directly with Chinese Government Officials
-Mr. H. Douglas Garfield
Director‚ Global Customs & Trade
PepsiCo International
1 file
ADDRESSING CUSTOMS ISSUES DIRECTLY WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
638.5 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - ADDRESSING CUSTOMS ISSUES DIRECTLY WITH CHINESE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
Mr. Matthew McConkey
Partner
Mayer Brown
1 file
Addressing Customs Issues Directly with Chinese Government Officials
329 KB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Addressing Customs Issues Directly with Chinese Government Officials
14:30
Ensuring Proper Classification in China
Ms. Zhiyu (Sylvia) Chen
Worldtrade Management Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers
1 file
Ensuring Proper Classification in China
645.5 KB 24 pages Presentation
PPT - Ensuring Proper Classification in China
Ms. Lydia McClure
Senior Manager - Global Trade
Applied Materials
1 file
Ensuring Proper Classification in China – Risk Management
3.3 MB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Ensuring Proper Classification in China – Risk Management
15:15
Afternoon Refreshment
15:30
Optimizing Customs Bonded Operations in China
Mr. Steve Bonar
Senior Global Customs Compliance Manager
Plantronics Inc.
1 file
Optimizing Customs Bonded Operations in China
1.5 MB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Optimizing Customs Bonded Operations in China
Robert Bowen
Associate General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Western Digital Corporation
1 file
Bonded Operations in China - Overview
407.5 KB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - Bonded Operations in China - Overview
16:30
Applying China's Country of Origin and Marking Standards
Mr. Eugene Lim
Partner
Baker & McKenize
1 file
Applying China’s Country of Origin and Marking Standards
326 KB 35 pages Presentation
PPT - Applying China’s Country of Origin and Marking Standards
-Ms. Randi Waltuck
Director‚ North American Trade Operations‚ Global Trade & Compliance
Dell
1 file
China Country of Origin Marking – How To?
442 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - China Country of Origin Marking – How To?
17:15
China Customs Day Ends