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January 27, 2021

Thursday, 4 February 2021 | Indirect Tax Live: Free trade agreements - A trip around the world (4 pm BST)

On Thursday, 4 February, EY will host the latest in our series of global webcasts focusing on hot topics in indirect taxation. In this webcast our global trade professionals will take a trip around the world — looking at new and existing free trade agreements and providing insights into what businesses can expect in the coming year.

Global trade continues to make news headlines. Activity related to Brexit, a pending EU/China investment agreement, challenges with the USMCA and now a new US Administration all contribute to the ever fluid nature of global trade.

In addition, the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between ASEAN, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia and New Zealand represents the largest free trade agreement ever signed.

Join us for a 60-minute webcast during which EY Global Trade professionals will provide insights on the following topics:

  • FTAs in general — their purpose, benefits and strategic role in your supply chain
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
  • The evolving FTA landscape in Europe:
    • Brexit
    • EU/China agreement
  • FTAs in the Americas:
    • USMCA
    • Post-election insights on trade and trade agreements
  • Leading practices and strategies for using FTAs

We hope you will be able to join us.

Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021

Time: 11:00 - 12:00 New York / 16:00 - 14:00 London / 17:00 - 18:00 Paris  / 00:00 - 1:00 Singapore 

Registration: Register for this event.


  • Jeroen Scholten, EY Global Director of Global Trade 
  • Helen Xiao, Ernst & Young LLP, US
  • Doug Bell, Ernst & Young LLP, US
  • Armando F. Beteta, Ernst & Young LLP, US


  • Michael Heldebrand, Americas/US Global Trade Practice Leader

Upcoming webcasts

This event is part of a series of webcasts focusing on topical indirect tax issues. Look out for our upcoming webcasts on the following topics:

  • Key trends in indirect taxation (Date TBD)

Listen to the replays

You can listen to the replay of the previous webcasts in this series:

Learn about and register for Thought Center webcasts

You can learn about and register for any Thought Center webcast here.


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