PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2015, has released new thought leadership and information on an event in Asia Pacific.

Outlook for the Retail & Consumer Products Sector in Asia

PwC released a new report, 2015-16 Outlook for the Retail & Consumer Products Sector in Asia.

This report, produced in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses the outlook for six retail and consumer products sub-sectors in Asia — food and general retail, fashion and apparel, online retailing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), luxury brands, and durable consumer goods and electronics. It focuses, in particular, on China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Taiwan, and looks at how the industry is faring in 2015 and is expected to grow through 2018, and the opportunities and challenges in the years ahead.

The report also features four in-depth interviews, which were conducted with Haier's Senior Vice President & CFO, Hermès's President of Greater China, ITC's Divisional Chief Executive, and Ryohin Keikaku's (MUJI) President. They are all deep industry experts and shared a lot of their views of the market and outlook into the future.

Click here to download the report.

Customs & International Trade Compliance in Asia

On March 25-26, 2015, PwC will host a Customs & International Trade Compliance in Asia Pacific workshop in Singapore. 

Any professional involved in the cross–border buying or selling of goods is touched by trade compliance considerations. Whether employed in supply chain operations, planning, procurement, or finance, the failure to understand and plan around import/export regulatory requirements can lead to unanticipated costs and a lot of wasted time. Product delays, stock-outs, emergency shipments, additional warehousing costs, and customs penalties are all common consequences of compliance failures.

To equip business professionals with the ability to take a more informed and pro-active role in the managing customs and trade risk in Asia Pacific, PwC Singapore will cover the following topics during this two-day workshop:

  • Why is trade compliance important?
  • Overview of the customs and trade environment in Asia Pac
  • Introduction to the basic principles of tariff classification in a practical business context
  • hIntroduction to the basic principles of Free Trade Agreements
  • Practical challenges when utilising Free Trade Agreements
  • Basic principles of Export Controls
  • Trade Facilitation opportunities
  • Manage customs inquiries, disputes and LSP / customs broker
  • Managing the customs and trade function within your company

When: 25 & 26 March 2015 (9am to 5pm)
Where: 8 Cross Street, PWC Building, Singapore 048424, Level 17, Room W28
Fee: S$980 (includes GST, refreshments and course materials)

For further information and to register, contact Serene Png at +65 6236 7316 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..