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News and articles on trade developments, tariffs, laws, and regulations.

Andrew Siciliano

Andrew Siciliano

Partner, Trade & Customs, U.S. National Practice Leader, KPMG US

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Resources authored by KPMG Trade & Customs professionals



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  • Reports & Surveys
  • External Publications
  • Service Insights


Reports & Surveys

2021 Export Controls & Sanctions Survey

Balancing business priorities and risk realities - In February 2021, KPMG engaged export and sanctions professionals at multinational firms to gather their input on a variety of business-critical issues.

Duty Drawback Industry Benchmarking

This survey gauges the impact of Duty Drawback as a mechanism to recover increased punitive tariffs by section 201 and 301 as well as the effect of regulatory changes enacted by the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act.

How to Make the Case

Remember that time when your goods were held at the port, and your staff rushed the paperwork to Customs, only to find you had declared an incorrect classification, valuation, or preferential origin? Or that time when a review uncovered systemic noncompliance errors that required a disclosure and payment of duties owed? We do and would prefer not to see it again.

Blockchain Solutions for Duty Drawback

Duty drawback is one of the most complex areas of global trade. Our blockchain solution helps pre-validate data in one location, helping you to efficiently and smoothly validate and file your drawback claims.

External Publications

Creating Supply Chain Value with FTZs

In this article, Trade & Customs leaders from KPMG discuss how the Foreign Trade Zones programme can offer a host of operational benefits and financial savings to businesses – US or non-US – importing into the United States.

Service Insights

Updated CTPAT Trade Compliance Program Requirements
The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Trade Compliance Program is a core trade compliance program for many importers as it allows them to assume responsibility for import management, while fostering a relationship with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). KPMG can assist with a wide array of CTPAT services.
U.S. Duty Drawback - Why Now?
Duty drawback might seem tricky, but the right combination of automation and human know-how allows for a streamlined process that optimizes duty recovery while prioritizing compliance.
Foreign Trade Zone Services
Making sound investments in trade technology and processes to meet changing regulatory requirements is integral to the efficient and compliance operation of a foreign-trade zone (FTZ).
Enhanced Export Due Diligence
KPMG Trade & Customs services helps clients meet the ever-increasing regulatory expectations for end-use and end-user export due diligence.
New Year Brings New Chinese Trade Controls on Cryptography
How China's new import and export controls on commercial cryptography may impact your business.
China's Export Control Law
Professionals from the KPMG Trade & Customs - Global Export Controls and Sanctions practice discuss the Export Control Law of the People's Republic of China, and what it will mean for exporters.
Sanctions Screening Optimization for Corporations
KPMG uses tested methodology to help ensure the success of sanctions screening programs.
BIS Issues Two New Rules with Far Reaching Effect
Getting ahead of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulations will help exporters remain compliant and limit business disruption.
First Sale for Export: A Crucial Savings Opportunity
First Sale for Export has been a duty-savings mainstay for years. But its popularity has exploded given the dynamic trade landscape. First Sale drives continual savings with minimal investment. If your company isn’t leveraging it—you may be a step behind.
KPMG Buy America, Buy American, Trade Agreement Acts Services
Are you complying with U.S. government domestic preference programs in a global economy?
Trade Savings for Retailers - COVID19
Reducing import costs in a turbulent time to improve cash flow.. How the retail industry can manage trade disruption from COVID-19.
Developing an Agile Tariff Strategy
Learn more about developing an agile tariff strategy while preparing for an economic downturn. There are a number of strategies companies should consider to help exclude, mitigate, recover, and defer tariffs during a period of uncertainty.
KPMG Tariff Tracker (February 2020)
This resource provides a snap shot of Section 301 tariffs on China-origin good; EU-origin-good; and Section 232 tariffs on global steel and aluminum products.

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