The future of NAFTA is still uncertain, and with the imposition of new U.S. “safeguard” tariffs and Canada’s surtax countermeasures, the issue of customs duties and tariffs is at the top of corporate tax and supply chain planning agendas.
BDO Canada’s leading customs and international trade expert Charmaine Goddeeris, and special guest speaker Damon V. Pike, President of Global Trade Strategies, Inc. (a BDO Alliance USA member firm), will be leading a one-hour webinar discussing the implications of President Trump’s trade policy on the oil and gas sector, and the steps businesses should take now to mitigate exposure.
Our guest speakers will collaborate and review various relevant topics including:
- The “Customs Triangle” of tariff classification, valuation, origin
- NAFTA rules for Canadian exporters
- Canadian government response measures to tariffs
- NAFTA rules for US importers
- Trump’s trade policy and Section 310 (Chinese-origin) and Section 232 Tariffs (steel, aluminum) and their impact on the oil and gas industry
- Customs valuation and how to reduce exposure to duties and tariffs
- Where NAFTA negotiations are heading from both a Canadian and US perspective
This webinar will be a great chance to learn more about the difficult and intricate tax and tariff laws directly relating to the Oil and Gas industry. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q&A session, or you can have your questions answered confidentially.
Charmaine Goddeeris is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Customs & International Trade practice with over 20 years of professional experience providing customs and international trade consulting services to clients in a wide range of industries. As a trusted advisor, Charmaine has assisted importers and exporters in a multitude of trade matters including customs process reviews, valuation, tariff classification, rules of origin, marking, drawbacks and refunds, and free trade agreements.
Damon V. Pike is President of Global Trade Strategies, Inc., a boutique firm headquartered in Jupiter, Florida that specializes in customs and international trade consulting. The firm helps multinational companies navigate the complex rules governing the cross-border movement of goods and services, with the goal of minimizing duty, VAT, and excise tax payments, while maximizing corporate trade compliance to eliminate the risk of costly and time-consuming audits, investigations, and penalty cases.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TIME (Mountain Standard)
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Webinar
12:45 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Live Q&A session