Event Details

AmCham China Customs and Trade Committee would like to invite you to join a workshop on US and China Customs and Tariff Regulation Update, on August 7th, 10am -12pm.

Many companies are reassessing China's role in their global supply chains and potential impact of transferring China-centric supply chains back to the US, Asia or other parts of the world. Therefore, it's becoming increasingly critical to understand the US Customs Rules and Regulations, how CBP works and its measures on the new tariffs.

In this workshop, we are honoured to invite two experts from KPMG US and KPMG China, they will give us an update on Customs and Tariff regulation from both China side and the US side, under the context of US China trade conflict.

This workshop will cover below topics:

  • Introduction on US Customs Rules and Regulations, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and its measures on the new tariffs;
  • Observation on Section 232 measures and the 301 lists, and its potential impact under different business models;
  • Accurate understanding of the relevant regulations on Customs classification and determination of Country of Origin;
  • How to mitigate the impact of trade conflict.

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Opening Remarks
10:05 AM - 11:15 AM
US, China Customs & Tariff Policies Update
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Discussion moderated by Patrick Powers


  • Jiang Yu (Chair of AmCham China Customs and Trade Committee.)

    Jiang Yu

    Chair of AmCham China Customs and Trade Committee.

    Jiang Yu is from 3M, responsible for policy advocacy and government engagement in China. She has totally 16 years’ experience in central government and GA function in US company, including 10 years for General Administration of Customs, another 2 years for Caterpillar and 4 years in 3M.

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  • Patrick Powers (Moderator) (Director of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation)

    Patrick Powers (Moderator)

    Director of Government Affairs at Rockwell Automation

    Patrick Powers has 30 years of experience in international commerce, government relations and trade policy, achieved in a career that has spanned Asia but focused primarily on China. He has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, in addition to assignments in Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

    He was appointed the Director of Government Affairs for Rockwell Automation China in early 2014. Mr. Powers began his career with Bechtel, Inc., and held successive management positions at Island Creek of China Coal Ltd (Occidental Petroleum), SSM Coal BV, SHV Holdings, Tait Asia Ltd. (Vietnam), Mundoro Mining, Cargill, and Applus+.
    Mr. Powers held the position of Vice President for China Operations at the US-China Business Council, the primary organization dealing with Sino-American commercial matters from 1999 to 2006. In that role, he was responsible for business advocacy and advisory services on behalf of 250 American MNC’s operating in the PRC. Mr. Powers has extensive experience in government relations and communications in China and Asia as well as a background in business development and operations in natural resources, large scale retailing, consumer goods warehousing and distribution.

    He has spoken frequently on China-related topics at international conferences and appeared on numerous occasions in media, including CCTV, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg, as well as contributing articles to The China Business Review. He has a BA from San Diego State University and has pursued advanced language and professional development courses At UC Berkeley, National Taiwan Normal University, and Singapore Institute of Management. Mr. Powers is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

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  • Irina Vaysfeld (Partner, Trade & Customs at KPMG US)

    Irina Vaysfeld

    Partner, Trade & Customs at KPMG US

    Irina Vaysfeld is a Principal with KPMG LLP’s Trade and Customs Practice in New York. She has more than 16 years of experience in the import and export field. Prior to joining KPMG, Irina spent several years as a customs and international trade attorney.

    Irina has experience evaluating a company’s import and export operations and assisting companies with the maintenance of their regulatory compliance. More specifically, she has worked with companies to increase their duty savings, reduce compliance violations, implement tariff classification projects, and submit prior disclosures and successful ruling requests to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. In addition, she has experience with special trade programs, country of origin marking, first sale implementations, and export compliance processes and systems. She has worked with a range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, software and technology, food and beverage, and retail and apparel. Her experience, prior to joining KPMG, as a customs and international trade attorney has provided her with an extensive knowledge of the Customs Rules and Regulations and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

    Examples of Irina’s Experience Include
    • Conducting global import/export risk assessment reviews in Asia, N. America and the EU which involve an analysis of the processes, people, internal controls and technology utilized to support the trade function
    • Assisting with global process improvements and strategic planning including the development of a roadmap of improvement and savings opportunities, global and/or regional policies and procedures, and training modules
    • Assisting with the implementation of cost savings initiatives including, but not limited to, first sale for export, foreign trade zones, free trade agreements, process efficiencies, duty drawback, self-filing and broker consolidation
    • Assisting companies to determine the best placement for the trade compliance function within the organization and whether the right resources are dedicated to import / export operations
    • Leading large scale classification projects for clients in numerous industries
    • Conducting U.S. and global customs valuation reviews

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  • Eric Zhou (Partner, Trade & Customs at KPMG China)

    Eric Zhou

    Partner, Trade & Customs at KPMG China

    Eric worked with China Customs for over 9 years before joining KPMG China in 2004.  With KPMG, Eric has worked in different offices including Beijing in northern China and Guangzhou in southern China.
    Eric is specialized in corporate tax advisory, Transfer Pricing and customs advisory/denfense services related to multi-national enterprises as well as PRC domestic enterprises in industrial market and consumer market (in particular, including industry of automobile, pharmaceutical, equipment manufacturing, electric and electronics, chemical, energy and food & beverage).

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