Frank is a Director at PwC's regional Customs & International Trade practice and is based in Shanghai. He is a former Shanghai Customs Section Chief with over 14 years of experience in the field of customs and international trade.
Prior to joining PwC, Frank was the Section Chief of Shanghai Customs responsible for legal affairs and administrative penalty reviews. He has worked in multiple divisions of Shanghai Customs, including the Legal and Policy Division, Legal Division of the Anti-Smuggling Bureau (ASB) and subordinate port customs for a total of 10 years. During his time with the Functional Division of Shanghai Customs, Frank provided legal advice and operation opinion to other divisions within Shanghai Customs and subordinate port customs, and had managed and supervised numerous administrative penalty cases. He had delivered legal training for the officials at Shanghai Customs. Frank also attended the National Legal Knowledge Competition on behalf of Shanghai Customs and was awarded as one of six best legal professionals by the General Administration of Customs nationwide.
Since joining PwC in 2011, Frank has worked extensively with multinational and Fortune 500 companies in providing customs and trade advisory services in respect of Customs audit and investigation defense, customs valuation, tariff classification, Free Trade Agreement, origin, market access feasibility research, regional distribution center set-up and location studies, processing trade, bonded warehouse management, duty-exemption equipment, etc. His industry experience covers automotive, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, chemicals, high technology, electronics, mining, retail and consumer, and other industries. Frank is now a regular speaker and panelist at customs and international trade events run by professional associations and institutes and has delivered presentations on various customs and trade topics.
Frank obtained a Master of Law, majoring in International Economics Law. He also obtained the China National Bar Certificate and had been acting as a government lawyer for 8 years. Frank is experienced in legal issues and had drafted customs rules, notification and other internal documents. He had also collaborated in writing various publications, including the Customs Law and Relevant Law.
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