8th May 2019 ; Wednesday 9:00AM-10:30AM

EuroCham Regional Tax committee: Customs Compliance & Audits in Asia: are you prepared?

Host/Sponsor EuroCham Singapore
Event Date Time 8th May 2019 ; Wednesday 9:00AM-10:30AM
Venue 138 Robinson Road, #11-04 Oxley Tower Singapore 068906

The EuroCham Regional Tax committee invites in-house tax advisors to join us at this session to learn about customs audit and transfer pricing.

Three in-house tax professionals from different industries and backgrounds share their experiences dealing with Customs authorities in Asia. The session discusses practical challenges faced by in-house tax practitioners, from the difficulty to conciliate customs and transfer pricing, to the application of FTAs in practice and managing customs audits.

Registration begins at 8.45am

9.00 – 9.05am: Welcome remarks by EuroCham
9.05 – 10.00am: Presentation and sharing by panelists including case examples
10.00 – 10.30am: Closed-door discussion


Jordi Bonabosch
EuroCham Regional Tax Committee;
Senior Regional Tax Manager
Rémy Cointreau Group;

Jordi is a Senior Tax Manager at Rémy Cointreau Group. He covers the worldwide tax aspects for Treasury and GTR (Global Travel Retail), as well as direct, indirect tax and transfer pricing (TP) aspects for Asia Pacific. He specialises in international tax and TP, and he has been working both in-house and in public accounting for more than 15 years, in countries such as Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom, Spain, France and China.

Before joining Rémy Cointreau, Jordi worked with Deloitte for nearly 10 years across Shanghai, Hong Kong, Gabon and in Equatorial Guinea. He was also with TAJ (Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) in Neuilly, France as a tax manager in 2007. Jordi is a lecturer in international tax at the Master in International Business Law, at Montpellier University. He has spoken at various seminars touching on Advanced Pricing Agreements in Paris, on French tax law in Hong Kong and Singapore, on Chinese tax law at the French Chamber of Commerce in China, and on Equatorial Guinean law in London, Aberdeen (UK) as well as in Houston (US) during the Deloitte Oil & Gas Conference.

Lis Ongko
Senior Indirect Tax Advisor
BP Singapore Pte Ltd

Lis Ongko is a Senior Indirect Tax Advisor with BP Singapore Pte. Limited where she is responsible for BP’s indirect tax matters in the Asia Pacific region and has significant experience managing customs-related issues. She has over 17 years of experience in tax. Prior to her role in BP Singapore, Lis was Senior Manager with EY Singapore and had dealt with complex indirect tax matters faced by MNCs. Lis graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore with an honours degree in accountancy.

Anthony Kerr
Senior Director
Mayer Brown Consulting

Tony Kerr’s experience covers the full range of customs and international trade issues, ranging from import and export procedures, customs valuation, preferential and non-preferential country-of-origin rules, the use of duty reliefs, tariff classification, customs warehousing, free trade zones, excise taxes, Incoterms, import and export licensing, import and export systems, full customs compliance reviews, and customs and trade due diligence. He has extensive practical and technical knowledge of customs legislation in China and in other countries across Asia.

He has been working as a Customs and International Trade Consultant in Asia
since late 1996, prior to which he held a number of key positions within the New Zealand Customs Service for 22 Years. He has assisted clients with projects in China, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, and has resided in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and China during his years in Asia. Tony also provides a positive focus on areas where a business can gain opportunity and facilitation to give it a competitive edge whilst still being fully compliant with its legislative requirements. He has played key roles in customs advocacy matters in China, Singapore, and the Philippines, assisting clients to minimise the impact of customs penalties and
other revenue.

Adnan Begic
APAC Head of Transfer Pricing
Michelin Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd

Adnan leads Michelin’s APAC Transfer Pricing (TP) practice and is responsible for TP compliance, TP planning, implementation of TP policies, managing audits & dispute resolutions and APA’s across Asia Pacific. Adnan has over 12 years (9 years in Asia) of experience in TP and has previously worked in Big 4 firms in New Zealand and Singapore.
He is also the Singapore Vice President of Tax Executives Institute (TEI) Asia Chapter and is a frequent speaker on regional tax and TP conferences.


If you are keen to join this event, please contact the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr Elgin Seah at elgin.seah@eurocham.org.sg


Closing Date: 8th May 2019 ; Wednesday 9:00AM-10:30AM