Transfer Pricing Associates

TPA Training Academy: Practice on 'cost effective' value chains – business and customs aspects

post Monday August 18, 2014

A practical TPA Training Academy session spiced up with case studies

As the global economy shows the first signs of recovery, companies speed up their quest for new strategies. They need to prepare for changing environments. Questions range from public image to levels of centralization; from tax optimization to R&D investment levels and from treasury and funding to IP and intangible assets.

In this knowledge driven economy, strategic decision making requires a smarter, more complete, assessment than we know from traditional ones (e.g. Porter’s value chain). Smarter-Companies provides you with a broader perspective of your company and assesses your (intangible) value drivers, which assure a sustainable future for your organization. Furthermore, business and trading models occur in various forms, but applying an integrated multi-disciplinary approach for a sustainable implementation is often cumbersome. It needs careful project management and full attention of your senior stakeholders. Finally, customs, although directly related to day to day operations need careful planning and preparation and are often underestimated both from a risk and from an opportunity perspective.

This TPA Academy program will use reference cases where TPA Global was able to help its customers on a wide range of these challenges.

The training session will help you:

Event agenda

13:30 – 14:00


All sessions will be run through case studies.

14:00 – 14:45

A smarter alternative to assess your value drivers in the knowledge economy
An enhanced approach to assess your organization in a smarter way. Evolution from traditional to a more practical assessment of your value drivers in a rapidly changing environment.

14:45 – 15:30

The Single Business Engine
An effective business model in optimizing your supply chain strategy. Background, benefits and references of a centralized business model.

15:30 – 15:45


15:45 – 16:30

Customs practice aspects in a changing supply chain
Customs valuation reference cases in the supply chain; Royalties and customs duties; EU trade policy measures.

16:30 – 17:00

Closing remarks and drinks


Jan Duijsens, Associate, Transfer Pricing Associates; and Owner, CrossCo
Jan has a MSc. degree in Industrial Management and Marketing. He has worked 4 to 8 years in each of the following industries: Banking, Dairy, Chemical (Unilever & ICI) and IT. He managed large groups of employees in rapidly changing environments. As General Manager at BancTec BNL (IT, HQ in Dallas) he overachieved in many consecutive years. Jan specialized in process and project management. He ran a vast number of projects and programs with large process redesign and IT components, normally in an international setting. These projects were often critical and complex, requiring strong change and stakeholder management. Jan has successfully implemented each and every of these projects.

André Jansen, Founding Partner (owner), Customs & Trade Regulatory Law Firm B.V.
André is founding partner (owner) of Customs & Trade Regulatory Law Firm B.V. He studied civil law and tax law at the university of Leiden. André completed numerous court cases in the Netherlands as well as before the European Court of Justice regarding e.g. the customs valuation of goods, the origin of goods, the classification of goods and anti-dumping measures. He has extensive knowledge and experience in customs, VAT, excise duties and import- and export control issues, as well as transfer pricing systems in CEE region. He provided customs planning advisory services to a variety of (international) concerns and provided advisory services regarding regulations in respect of strategic goods and dual use goods. André authored numerous articles for professional journals and spoke at numerous professional and academic conferences on customs and customs related issues.

Eveline Clement-Noordhoek, Manager, IPR Plaza
Eveline is manager at IPR Plaza. IPR Plaza is a management consultancy firm specialized in intangible capital. Our Smarter-Companies solutions give organizations reference points in protecting firms' value, improving performance and driving growth. Eveline is a trained Smarter-Companies ICountant and trained several professionals with the Smarter-Companies concept. She organized numerous (web) events about intangibles for external relations and spoke at several professional conferences on functional analysis, value chains and related topics. Eveline has a master’s degree in international economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Thursday, September 11, 2014


Transfer Pricing Associates BV
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 210
1096 AS Amsterdam

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* Free parking available on premise


€ 100 excl. VAT

Event organization & contact

Transfer Pricing Associates BV
Ms. Ling Lin
T  31 (0)20 217 0105

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