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Insights on Trade & Customs

Learn from KPMG professionals who offer a deep understanding of import and export laws and regulations, the global supply chain, and trade processes and controls that can be customized to a business unit, company or industry.


Upcoming Events 

TaxWatch Webcast - Oct. 10: Broker Connectivity for Customs Filings: Benefits and Approach - Is your company exploring how to speed up your international supply chain, reduce border clearance issues, gain visibility into your global import data, lower your customs brokerage fees and manage your trade compliance risk? If so, you may benefit from this discussion. Register here.



On October 22 - 24, 2017, KPMG Trade and Customs professionals will be at the ICPA Fall Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Stop by the exhibit booth #15.

Articles, Insights, Webcasts, and more...

Recent Articles and News

  • Recent Customs Cases Show Increased Risk in Importing - From Forbes BrandVoice - KPMG Voice - Companies who engage in U.S. importing or exporting might be facing increased liability. Importing carries with it obligations beyond the payment of customs duties and taxes on imported goods. In United States vs. Trek Leather, the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals broadened the focus of customs regulations. Read this article to learn more.
  • New chief trade officer's first 100 days - Like a new chief executive officer, or other functional head, a new chief trade compliance director is typically required to be an impetus for change. His or her initial questions invariably may be, “Where should I start? What should I do to ensure that my first 100 days are a success?” The answers usually depend on the industry, circumstances of the organization, and uniqueness of the challenge. This article provides insights on what a new chief trade officer should consider during his or her first 100 days.
  • Help for piecing together the trade compliance puzzle - Global trade is a complex puzzle of ever-changing government regulations and rules, cross-border documentation, fluctuating currencies, diverse cultures, preferential benefits, and constantly changing trading partners. It is also risk-inherent and challenging, creating significant exposure and liability for multinational companies and their key decision makers. This article highlights four areas where managed services can offer significant benefits.


Tax Reform and Trade

  • Trump and NAFTA - KPMG LLP's What's News in Tax - January 2017 - This article considers whether a president has the authority to unilaterally withdraw from the NAFTA or whether the president must seek consent or authorization from Congress, and explores other avenues the president may have to modify tariffs.

Duty Drawback

  • Harnessing the Simplified Duty Drawback Rules - As new U.S. duty drawback regulations will go into effect on February 24, 2018, what can you do to prepare? Strategic and transactional planning that can result in significant benefits to importers and exporters.


Global Trade Management

  • 2016 Global Trade Management Survey - This survey is a combined effort of KPMG and Thomson Reuters who, together, have surveyed over 1,700 global trade specialists to develop and present the findings of an extensive study on the state of global trade today.
  • Video - Successfully Deploying Global Trade Management Systems - Robert Waldrop, a managing director in KPMG LLP's Global Trade Technology Services group, explains global trade management systems (GTMS), including their benefits and implementation challenges, as well as what KPMG can do to help companies deploy a successful GTMS.


Still Newsworthy...

  • Post Deal Transactions - Planning for post-deal trade services: corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and even internal restructurings can have a substantial impact on the supply chain. Companies should consider aligning trade-related areas affecting their global supply chain. Read more...  



TaxNewsFlash Alerts

KPMG's TaxNewsFlash alerts provide summaries of the latest regulatory and legislative developments being reported by KPMG International member firms.

To learn more, go to: Trade & Customs-TaxNewsFlash.

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