How to Bring Transfer Pricing and Customs Together to Set Prices, Save Money, and Control Controversy

Wednesday June 24, 2009

The world is growing smaller, and companies should put a single focus on both transfer pricing and customs to come out ahead. Right now, most companies address these issues separately, which can lead to tax and customs inefficiencies, and surprises at audits. Companies that can handle these issues together, can handle these issues better. This webinar will focus on:

  • How prices are set for transfer pricing and for customs purposes;
  • How governmental examination of prices, record-keeping requirements, and correcting adjustments under one regime can effect the other;
  • Joint efforts by the World Customs Organization and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to examine convergence of customs and transfer pricing valuation methods;
  • Governmental trends toward coordination of customs and tax enforcement;
  • Whether and how you can use your transfer pricing data and records for customs purposes; and
  • Opportunities for setting your prices to anticipate or avoid controversy.

Presented by:

Sydney Mintzer, Partner, Washington, DC. Mr. Mintzer's practice focuses on international trade, customs and investment. He is a licensed customs broker with substantial experience working on trade matters around the world.

Astrid Pieron, Partner, Brussels. Ms. Pieron has more than 25 years of tax experience, including 20-plus years of focus on international taxation. She has vast experience in transfer pricing, including APAs and structuring European transfer pricing policy for multinationals. She is the head of the European Transfer Pricing Centre.

Brian P. Trauman, Partner, New York. Mr. Trauman is a tax lawyer whose practice is focused primarily on federal and international tax controversies. He was recently recognized in International Tax Review, World Tax 2009 by a tax director as having "excellent judgment and knowledge in transfer pricing."

Paulette Vander Schueren, Partner, Brussels. Ms. Vander Schueren focuses her practice on matters related to global trade, international trade compliance, the World Trade Organization, customs and European Union regulation. She is recognized as a leading individual and ranked in the top tier for International Trade/WTO work.

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