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September 13, 2023

Thursday, October 5 | Refocusing on the global trade functional organization: A global trade perspective (1 pm ET)

As a result of multiple years of trade disruption and geopolitical tensions, companies are recalibrating, refocusing and re-establishing their interest in their global trade function's organizational design.

Global trade professionals have navigated higher customs duty costs, increased complexity from the ever-changing regulatory environment, and a need for increased operational efficiencies to help reduce supply chain delays. This webcast will share the benchmarking results of peer global trade professionals on how they are organizing their global trade functions to be more efficient, reduce customs duty costs and effectively manage risks, also taking into consideration technology advancements. Some of the questions that will be explored include:

  • What should be the scope of the global trade function?
  • Where should global trade sit within the company — Tax, Legal, Finance, Supply Chain?
  • Should operational activities be separated from compliance activities?
  • How can the global trade function contribute to the company's overall operational efficiency?

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET New York; 10:00-11:00 a.m. PT Los Angeles

Registration: View archive here.


Lynlee Brown, Partner, Indirect Tax Global Trade, Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Sharon Martin, Principal, Indirect Tax Global Trade, Ernst & Young LLP (US)

Beata Spuhler, Global Trade Compliance Director, 3M


Jeroen Scholten, EY Global Trade Leader; Partner, Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP

CPE credit offered: up to 1.2 depending on duration. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Recognize global trends that may be affecting the design of companies' global trade functions; identify ways companies are recalibrating global trade functions to align with other functions within their organizations to manage risk and be more efficient. This intermediate level, group internet-based course has no prerequisites or advanced preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

EY webcast managed and produced by Ernst & Young LLP's Tax Technical Knowledge Services Group, Washington, DC: Lynn Fairfax | and Barbara Kirchheimer |

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