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August 19, 2020

Register now! EY Asia-Pacific Indirect Tax webcast series: Addressing indirect tax issues and challenges through COVID-19 and beyond | 2 September 2020

The global situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and businesses of all sizes are now all coping with the new norm — whether it is virtual working, disrupted with limited access to data or systems, or entirely new business ventures in light of the pandemic.

Looking beyond the pandemic, resilience is essential and performance of tax and finance functions worldwide will be critical in supporting business recovery post-COVID-19. From a macroeconomic standpoint, government stimulus being pumped into the economy must eventually be paid back. Based on the past, tax revenue and indirect and consumption taxes could potentially be one of the most likely sources. Increased tax rates and increased digital tax administration requirements will only raise the pressure on tax functions worldwide. As we look beyond the immediate impact and to recovery, the legislative pace and complexity is unlikely to subside. Control and visibility will be critical success factors.

Join EY professionals in a series of interactive webcasts focusing on specific indirect tax issues and challenges, from unlocking cash flows, managing and complying with free trade agreements to how you can build an indirect tax compliance function of the future as well as new tools to enable you to optimize global trade function.

Please click on the “register” link to register for the webcasts:




Global Trade Automation and SAP Global Trade Services (GTS)

In today’s globally connected supply chains, companies require insights to optimize duties paid and risk management. We will start from trade-related business processes, highlighting typical trade challenges which international businesses are confronted with and illustrate how trade automation can help maximize compliance and minimize global trade costs. We will learn about the capabilities of SAP GTS and how it helps to optimize your global trade function. 

2 September 2020,


10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. (Hong Kong)

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (Tokyo)

12:00 p.m.–13:15 p.m. (Sydney)


How to join the webcasts: 

You can register for the session via the links above. The registration requires a user self-defined password.

Afterwards, you will receive an email with the final steps in completing the registration. 

The registration must be fully completed before you can participate in the webcast. We recommend using Google Chrome as your preferred internet browser. 

Listen to the presentation 

The webcast audio will be transmitted via the internet, so please ensure your sound is switched on and consider using a headset. 

Join via mobile devices 

You can attend and get involved in the webcast using your smartphone or tablet. The experience will be similar to what you would see using a laptop. 

Any more questions?

Please see the webcast FAQs (click here), or contact the Webcast Team at

Past webcasts

Unlocking cashflow and refund opportunities -  13 August 2020

EY teams will take you through examples where indirect tax functions can bring value through cashflow and refund opportunities.  We will explore how this can be delivered through analytics and automation.

Managing free trade agreements compliance in a post-COVID-19 world - 19 August

As countries in Asia-Pacific slowly loosen their lockdowns in order to restart the economy, customs authorities in many of these countries are gearing up to restart their customs audits and to raise revenue through collection of more customs duties. In light of increasing risks associated with compliance with free trade agreements (FTA), this session will cover the recent audit trends among Asia-Pacific customs authorities and will conduct a deep dive on managing risks when conducting FTA compliance.

Your indirect tax compliance function: Now. Next. Beyond

We will address typical issues faced but also those thrust into the limelight from COVID-19 disruptions to businesses and their workplaces. In this session, we will share how businesses are responding to these challenges, particularly through embracing technology. We will also discuss what the future might hold for indirect tax compliance functions in Asia-Pacific, given changing reporting requirements and the move to digitization by authorities, globally.


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