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Trade and tariffs: What are the top concerns for businesses? 

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Maytee Pereira and Bryan Dunch of PwC's Global Trade Services discuss what are the top concerns for global  businesses in the USA.

The global trade landscape

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US Customs is an integral piece of the global trade puzzle. What are the other pieces? Find out how everything from policy, pricing, deals, to sanctions, supply chain fit in to create the big picture.

Conducting business in the Americas?

Explore the top trade developments, such as:
  • USMCA
  • Colombia’s new customs regulation
  • Argentina’s new duties on trade
  • Ecuador and US IRS’s Integration process
  • Brazil’s international trade process redesign
  • Chinese origin products ‘Made in Mexico’: Determining country of origin for Section 301 tariffs

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As competition, political uncertainty, and regulatory burdens expand globally, you need to cut through complexity to reduce your regulatory burden and explore opportunities in customs and trade.

Create a strategic, competitive advantage by achieving cost reduction, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance in international trade.

To achieve your company's global trade objective in the US customs area, we can help you: 

Manage and plan for the current global tariff environment

Businesses benefit from a holistic management plan for the current global tariff environment. We can help your company model the impact of changing tariffs and assess risk and opportunity areas, such as increases in indirect taxes. We can provide proactive planning strategies potentially to reduce tariffs, such as duty drawback and first sale strategies.

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Enhance your regulatory compliance and minimize duty spend

Global trade regulatory risk and optimization

PwC deploys a tailored risk assessment methodology that results in practical and sustainable recommendations.

We also can help you unlock potential and boost performance by taking a holistic assessment of your global trade organization and aligning the trade function across key dimensions, including people, processes, governance, and technology.

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Create opportunities and minimize regulatory risk

Our multi-disciplinary approach aligns transfer pricing and customs valuation. We work closely with PwC’s transfer pricing professionals to help you develop globally coordinated customs and tax strategies.

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Maximize your refunds

Our experience, methodologies and technology helps you to maximize duty drawback and benefits from other refund mechanisms including protests, Reconciliation, and Post-Summary Corrections.

In addition, PwC has vast experience with free trade agreements, foreign trade zones, bonded warehouses, C-TPAT, ISA and other special trade provisions in the US and abroad to help you realize the full benefit of preferential trade programs.

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Execute global trade activities

Managed customs and trade Services

PwC offers customized resources to execute global trade activities, such as tariff classification, certificate of origin solicitation, and First Sale for Export vendor validation so you can strengthen your trade function while managing costs.

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Prepare and document your position

We can help you develop and implement robust audit defence plans that encompass coordination with customs, analysis and collection of relevant data, and identification of mitigation strategies to achieve successful audit resolutions, freeing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without depleting your trade resources.

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Anthony Tennariello

Customs and International Trade Co-leader, PwC US

Maytee Pereira

Customs and International Trade Co-leader, PwC US

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