As global and regional integration increases, multinational companies ought to navigate numerous custom-related complexities and challenges imposed by relevant authorities in any jurisdiction. For the past few years in Asia, we have observed customs audit and disputes become increasingly aggressive. Local authorities have taken steps to strengthen customs controls and compliance across a number of areas. As such, understanding the regulatory landscape and the specific rules in a particular jurisdiction will help businesses reduce operational risks and costs.

This webinar series provide an in-depth coverage of legal frameworks, practical issues and key trends and developments surrounding customs audits in select Asia Pacific jurisdictions. Please visit this page for updates on succeeding sessions. Register your interest for upcoming webinars in this series.


Customs Audit in Malaysia: Trends and Tips

7 April 2022 | 11:00 -12:00 pm MYT

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This session features key insights and practical aspects of customs audit in Malaysia, including an overview of key features of Malaysian customs audit, a snapshot of key customs audit topics and trends, a case study exemplifying common customs audit scenarios in Malaysia, key tips on managing dawn raids and customs audits in Malaysia, and practical and legal considerations that should be accounted for in any customs audit management strategy.

Speakers: Yaeko Hodaka (Co-chair, AP IMT Industry Group, Tokyo), Jason Liang (Partner, Kuala Lumpur), Kelvin Hong (Associate, Kuala Lumpur), Wei Lit Wong (Legal Assistant, Kuala Lumpur)

BD contact: Henry Tay, Shu Yi Ong


Webinar Recording: Import & Export Regulatory Updates and Recent Case Developments in Thailand

24 February 2022 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm BKK

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This session features key insights and practical aspects of import and export regulatory and compliance updates in Thailand. Speakers also discuss recent precedential customs cases, including FTAs updates, export control updates, customs audit trends in Thailand and recent precedential customs cases and practices.

Speakers: Yaeko Hodaka (Co-chair, AP IMT Industry Group, Tokyo), Panya Sittisakonsin (Partner, Bangkok), Keerati Saneewong Na Ayudthaya (Associate, Bangkok)

BD contact: Ramaimas Bowra and Pranut Kukom


Webinar Recording: Customs Audit & Disputes in Vietnam

21 January 2022 | 1:30-2:30 pm VNT

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In this webinar, our lawyers discuss the legal framework and practical issues surrounding customs audit in Vietnam. They also highlight the areas of focus by customers' authority during customs audit and offer advice on how businesses can effectively manage an audit.

Speakers: Yaeko Hodaka (Co-chair, AP IMT Industry Group, Tokyo), Thanh Vinh Nguyen (Partner, Ho Chi Minh City), Ngoc Trung Tran (Associate, Hanoi)

BD contact: Ngoc Thuy Duong Pham (Senior BD Executive, Ho Chi Minh City)

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