Alex Qian

Alex Qian

Partner, Shanghai China, PwC Asia Pacific Customs and Trade

Alex is the Partner of  PwC's Worldtrade Management Service (WMS) practice, based in Shanghai, China.

Alex joined PwC in 2014.  He has over 16 years experience in Customs and international trade in China.

During his 10 years in the Shanghai Customs, he served in various positions such as Shanghai Customs Commodity Classification Center, Declaration and Inspection sections of Waigaoqiao Customs of Shanghai Customs.

With PwC, his industry experience includes medical device, pharma, food & beverage, chemical, garment, luxury, electronics, metal, automotive, etc. He has been helping over 200 MNCs in the past 6 years in the field of trade compliance and duty cost planning. He focuses on the resolution of the disputes between Customs and importers/exporters in terms of the tariff classification, Customs valuation and other declaration requirements. He also has hands-on experience in the fields of the processing trade with handbook, Customs audit, ASB investigation, bonded warehouse management, compliance health check, FTA & CoO & RDC planning, AEO verification, etc.

Alex is a seasoned negotiator with extensive background in coordinating relations between Customs and companies to find "win-win" outcomes. He has good connection with General Administration of Customs in Beijing and the main local customs. He has completed successful proposals for interim duty rate (IDR) to the General Administration of Customs and the Tariff Committee Office of the Ministry of Finance. He also helps the local manufacturer obtain the higher export VAT refund rate for their key product.

Alex graduated from Tongji University, Shanghai with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, majoring in Material Science and Engineering; and a Master Degree in Law, majoring in Economic Law from East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai. He has passed the Lawyer Bar Exam in China.

Contact details

Tel: +86 (21) 2323 1306