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Conducting Cross-Border Business: Navigating Customs Procedures, Transfer Pricing, Taxes, and more!

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Speakers: Michael Lin, Partner, &  Ivy J. Chen, Senior Manager, of Ernest & Young consulting
Thursday, 28 March 2013; 5:30pm-6:45pm; C125; (Delivered in ENGLISH)
Conducting business across national borders is complex.  Rarely do university courses provide the "gory details" of managing business across borders, especially that involving Mainland China's complex and changing customs administration rules and protocols. Beyond dealing with the customs procedures, there are important internal issues involved in simply transferring goods within a company via HK (or other) holding companies and subsidiaries; these issues can affect taxes and profits in a significant way. Our guests have extensive experience working with numerous businesses in countless situations involving the trading and movement of goods into and out of Mainland China.  They are highly experienced in handing complex customs procedures and problems, and are expert in areas such as transfer pricing and related taxes. Mr. Lin and Ms. Chen will present such issues that every cross-border business manager must be familiar with, else the business is at great risk.

Biography: Michael Lin
Michael is a tax partner with hands-on experience of both professional service firms and multi-national companies.  Prior to joining Ernst & Young on January 1st 2008,  Michael was the Tax Leader for GE in China where he was responsible for tax planning matters for all GE businesses.  During his eleven years with GE, Michael had successfully managed many tax projects for various GE businesses throughout China, including company set up, M&As, audit defense, and negotiating and obtaining local government incentives, etc. Michael started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in New York sixteen years ago. Michael has a major in Accounting, Iona College, an MBA in Taxation, Baruch College of the New York City University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the US
Biography: Ivy J. Chen
Ivy is an Indirect Tax Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Indirect Tax team in China.  She is based in Shenzhen and has been in the tax advisory role for over 8 years. She has sound academic background on Customs and trade related matters, such as Customs valuation, Customs classification, rules of origin, etc. She has in-depth experience in advising multinational companies in a variety of practical Customs and tax issues, such as supply chain model planning and review, Customs valuation advisory and dispute resolving, processing trade compliance review and dispute resolving, free trade agreement benefit utilization, indirect tax review, etc. She also has rich experience in other trade related areas (e.g. foreign exchange administration, quality and quarantine administration ) in China, such as foreign exchange reconciliation requirements, import/export licensing requirement, used equipment importation requirement, China Compulsory Certification requirement, etc. She is also  involved in various VAT consulting projects such as Discovery review, VAT reconciliation, VAT planning, VAT training, etc. Ivy is a qualified China Certified Tax Agent. She holds a bachelor degree in Customs Administration from  University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
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