The new EU customs framework: how operators have switched constraints into opportunities?

 Christophe Pereira, Customs and Supply Chain Manager, La Poste Groupe, France

"I have been working for the last 14 years in customs and international processes. For more than 5 years, I have particularly been involved in international projects related to EU customs regulation (ICS2, VAT package, Low Value consignments) with the European Commission and PostEurop. I am also committed in many UPU supply chain working groups (customs, transport and security). All those different responsibilities allow me to get a full vision of the international business model."

 Are new "species" of customs brokers being discovered in 2022?

 Tadas Ronkaitis, Manager of Customs Brokerage Department, UAB „Laika Logistics“, Lithuania

 "I work in the logistics, postal and transport markets for 20+ years. I spent most of my professional time in the transformation of the physical and customs operations of the Lithuanian Post and in the development of most postal projects. For   the last 5 years, I have been helping logistics companies with the process and IT transformations.”

International sanctions and customs: practical challenges

Rolandas Jurgaitis, Expert in Export Control and Sanctions, Lithuania

Rolandas Jurgaitis, while working at the Lithuanian Customs, deals with the issues of dual-use goods, export control and sanctions on a daily basis. Rolandas is a member of various related committees. He publishes articles on customs activities in various newspapers and magazines

Sanctions outside EU and impact on and challenges for EU companies in daily business

Dr Ulrich M. Möllenhoff, Attorney at Law, Owner, Möllenhoff Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Dr Ulrich M. Möllenhof holds a doctorate in comparative law in the area of export control. He did his Ph.D. in Münster with a research stay at Durham University. The title of his thesis was: A comparison between the customs law and law of export control of the United Kingdom and the European legal framework especially in relation to exports of Dual Use Goods. In 2001 he became certified specialist lawyer for tax law. His main areas of practice are tax law, law of customs and excise and export controls.

International sanctions: legal regulation and risk management. Key lessons for business

Inga Karulaitytė-Kvainauskienė, Attorney at Law, Partner and Rūta Sakalauskaitė, Certified Sanctions Expert, Law firm ECOVIS ProventusLaw, Lithuania

Inga Karulaitytė-Kvainauskienė has more than 20 years‘ legal experience. She currently specialises in the fields of financial services, anti-money laundering, sanctions regulation. She is a leader of a Fintech group at ECOVIS ProventusLaw and has deep knowledge and much experience in the licensing of e-money and payment institutions, as well as specialised banks.

Rūta Sakalauskaitė is a certified sanctions expert who has previously worked with two global systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFIs) – HSBC and MUFG Bank (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe and China. Rūta holds International Sanctions Compliance Officer (ISCO) certificate issued by the MUFG Bank in conjunction with the Financial Integrity Network.

 Responsibilities in customs law - what does the UCC say about this?

 Dr Talke Ovie, Attorney at Law, HARNISCHMACHER LÖER WENSING Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Germany

 Dr Talke Ovie has been working as a lawyer since 2008. Her special areas of competence are customs law, export control law, transport   and freight law, and excise law. Dr Talke Ovie also teaches at university and conducts seminars. In addition, she regularly publishes articles on the topics of customs, foreign trade and transport law.

Labour and contract law in applying liability for violations of customs law in Lithuania

Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus, Attorney at Law, Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus Law firm GVLEX, Lithuania

More than 20 years of experience of legal work of the attorney at law dr. Gediminas Valantiejus, specializing in tax and customs disputes and consulting, as well as in related academic activities, allows offering comprehensive solutions to virtually all relevant issues of international trade, customs or tax and customs regulation or related questions involving both the European Union. Union and the law of the Republic of Lithuania.

 Linking Trade Corridors with Single Trade Windows

Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Strategic Projects and International Development, Institute of Export & International Trade, the UK

The director of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) Academy and an approved UN international trade trainer, Kevin has developed several of the IOE&IT’s educational and training programmes including the Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulation. He has worked on trade initiatives with Invest NI, Scottish Enterprise, UK Export Finance, Saudi Export Development Authority, among others, and is also the dean of the UK Customs Academy and NI Customs and Trade Academy.

Customs Analytics Tool - big data serving optimization and compliance

Marcin Majewski, Senior Manager in the Indirect Tax team, PwC Poland

Marcin has over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of customs and logistics, including managing a customs agency. He started working for PwC in 2016. Marcin specializes in procedures and customs permits, including AEO, appropriate taxation and deferment of duty and VAT payments. His practical experience and professional knowledge support regular importers as well as companies introducing goods for the first time, for whom he has introduced several solutions serving cost optimization and mitigation of risks. He is a publicly licensed customs broker since 2010.

Digitalisation of customs services: opportunities and challenges 

Arūnas Sabaliauskas, Customs Services Development Manager, Trevio UAB, Lithuania

Arūnas' work experience in the field of customs services is more than 10 years. In recent years, he has been working intensively with customs information systems (transit, export, import) in different EU countries (areas of competence - analysis of related data).