Transfer Pricing & Customs Valuation Webinar
Transfer pricing and U.S. customs valuation play an integral role in today’s cross-border business climate. Companies must have a clear understanding of the unique requirements of each to the business. During this webinar, Jennifer Horvath from Braumiller Law Group and John Metrich from Deleon Trade LLC, will discuss transfer pricing and valuation under U.S. customs law. They will walk through the elements importers need to be aware of to meet requirements and declare the proper price and value. They will also address transfer pricing from maquiladoras and the specific methodology to apply in those situations. Case studies will provide a useful backdrop to highlight key aspects discussed by our presenters.
Jennifer Horvath advises companies about issues related to import, export, and international trade laws, leveraging her extensive corporate regulatory compliance background to provide exceptional analysis of regulatory compliance issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State.
Jennifer assists companies with a range of international trade issues, including advising Fortune-ranked companies on complex customs and export issues. Her practice before U.S. Customs and Border Protection includes strategizing voluntary disclosures (prior disclosure), protest filings, application of free trade agreements (NAFTA, U.S. Korea, etc.) and obtaining release of seized merchandise, as well as extensive experience in representing companies with tariff classifications across a range of industries. She has assisted companies in preparing for and representing them for customs audits and Focused Assessments. Jennifer guides clients in antidumping/countervailing duties issues, and obtaining scope determinations from the Department of Commerce. Jennifer has strong experience in customs valuation issues, including valuation analysis unique to maquila transactions. Jennifer focuses on advising companies how to strengthen their import compliance programs in a practical and effective manner.
Her practice in export control issues has included helping companies navigate export control regulations, which include interpreting the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR), and the Anti-Boycott regulations. She has assisted companies in building a comprehensive export compliance management program to deal with export control issues and to limit companies’ exposure to liability. Jennifer has partnered with companies in preparing voluntary disclosures to a variety of agencies including the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Antiboycott Office. Jennifer has conducted internal audits, prepared trainings related to export compliance, and aided companies in the classification of exports, analyzing deemed export issues related to foreign national employees, DDTC company registration, and obtaining licenses for exports.
Prior to her work with Braumiller Law Group, Jennifer focused on assisting with high- volume corporate immigration for leading national firms. Her practice involved detailed compliance planning to help organizations adhere to the complex regulatory framework of immigration laws and regulations.
John Metrich is a senior trade auditor with 16 years of experience dealing with Customs audits, investigations, prior disclosures, and other customs matters. John assists clients with their customs compliance programs and helps with responding to customs inquiries and audits. He works with clients to conduct internal audits of their customs compliance programs to identify risks and internal control deficiencies and assist clients with developing and strengthening their internal control procedures to mitigate customs compliance risks. John has significant experience in designing statistical samples to quantify the extent of issues utilizing the EZ-Quant Statistical Sampling software used by customs. He has also prepared prior disclosure documentation, prepared cost submissions and computed value reconciliations, and conducted comprehensive valuation and special trade program reviews to respond to customs inquiries and audits. John also provides training courses to clients on valuation, special trade program compliance, and internal control implementation.
Before joining Deleon Trade LLC, John served as a senior auditor and assistant field director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Regulatory Audit Division in Chicago for 11 years. John had a diverse array of audit experience as an audit team leader and supervisor, including focused assessments, quick response audits, broker audits, drawback audits, commercial fraud investigations, financial investigations (money laundering/ grand jury), and user fee audits. These audits have involved many trade areas including: valuation, computed value, reconciliation, classification, anti-dumping/countervailing duties, free trade agreements, and special duty provisions. John was also an instructor for the valuation course taught nationally to all new customs regulatory auditors.
John graduated with Distinction from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in accounting with minors in finance, economics, international business, and management information systems. He has also successfully completed multiple advanced training courses with customs, including: advanced valuation, statistical sampling, evaluating internal controls, advanced fraud, advanced financial investigative techniques, and management leadership.