PwC – The first seminar in Romandie on VAT and customs – March 16th 2023

PwC is organizing a special event on VAT and customs, where you will have the opportunity to meet with economic operators from the canton of Vaud.

This day will be punctuated by :

  • Swissmade issues, aspects related to Incoterms® as well as new ecological taxes such as the ESG or the new CBAM carbon tax;
  • Aspects related to the implementation of an E-commerce platform and the implications for indirect taxation and logistics;
  • Compliance and automation of foreign trade processes. Examples of solutions and our experiences with SAP.

In addition to these topics, Valérie Paris, co-director of the Federal Tax Administration, main VAT division, will also address the current VAT situation from the Administration’s perspective.

To conclude this day, we will have the pleasure to hear Pierre Progin, CEO of the Scheuchzer SA group and Sabrina Franco, Financial Director at Sipchem Europe SA. These speakers will share with you their views on VAT and customs aspects through their activities and future challenges.

Program of the day

8:30 am
Olivier Comment, Directeur, PwC Suisse
9:15 amThe latest news on VAT
Valérie Paris, co-director of the Federal Tax Administration, VAT Main Division
10:00 amSwissmade issues, Incoterms® aspects and news from the Federal Office of Customs and Border Security
Christina Haas Bruni & Hans-Frédéric Andersen, Senior Manager & Manager, PwC Switzerland
10:40 am Networking break
11:00 am
Presentation and question and answer session
Pierre Progin, CEO Scheuchzer SA
12:00 pmLunch
13:30 pmAutomate the compliance of foreign trade processes: VAT, customs, origin, export controls and sanctions. Examples of SAP solutions
Vera Hoenmann & Pierre Béglé, Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland
02:00 pmE-commerce, Swiss and foreign customers, points to watch out for, elements to anticipate and traps to avoid
Safia Bendriss & Olivier Comment, Manager & Director, PwC Switzerland
03:00 pmNetworking break
03:30 pmPresentation and question and answer session
Sabrina Franco, Financial Director at Sipchem Europe SA
04:15 pmConclusion
Olivier Comment, Director, PwC Switzerland
04:30 pmEnd of the event


The Event will be held in french

Date and place

Thursday, March 16, 2023
from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Hôtel Royal Savoy
Av. d’Ouchy 40
1006 Lausanne

Cotst of the seminar

The cost of the seminar is CHF 500 (excl. VAT). The price includes lunch and coffee breaks.



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