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PKF International Event News • 2021-09-17

Cross-border goods – The hidden costs and challenges of Customs - Session 5

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This virtual event will cover an update on customs requirements both within Europe and globally and the impact of recent events on existing supply chains and additional costs. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Awareness on hidden customs cost within international trade 
  • Challenges to existing supply chains and costs  
  • Customs formalities for imports into EU and beyond 

Speaker Bios

Luigi Lungarella – Director – Indirect Tax (PKF Littlejohn – London (UK)) 

Luigi has over 20 years' experience of indirect taxation, having previously worked as an indirect tax consultant for two Big 4 firms and a privately-owned group specialising in property investment and fund management, principal investments and financial services.  Luigi chairs the Indirect Taxes pillar within the PKF network, is a member of the PKF International Tax Committee and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) indirect tax committee. 

Liam Dushynsky – Partner (PKF Francis Clark – Exeter (UK)) 

Liam has worked in Indirect Tax for the last 16 years, he advises on both VAT and customs duty and heads up the customs duty team at PKF-Francis Clark. Liam is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and is a member of the Customs Practitioners Group as well as sits on committees representing the ICAEW influencing HM Revenue Customs policy. 

Ali Aktas - Customs Advisor (PKF Wallast - Delft (NL))

Ali has more than 20 years of experience as an advisor and ‘in-house’ manager of customs and trade compliance affairs in different industries for international organizations. He has a solid and practical knowledge of all aspects of import/ export customs and trade compliance strategies, planning, duty optimization opportunities, and implementation of different customs and export compliance programs.

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