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Paul Sumner

Paul Sumner

Partner, Philippines & Thailand, PwC Asia Pacific Customs and Trade

Paul is a Partner in our regional WMS practice, based in Thailand.  Paul leads the Customs and International Trade practice for Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos and the Philippines.  He has 29 years experience of customs and trade matter, including 22 years in Asia.

Paul is experienced in advising clients on various aspects of customs and international trade, with particular focus on the valuation of goods for customs purposes and audit / investigation defence. Paul is actively involved with customs compliance issues, including internal compliance reviews, dispute resolution, optimising preferential trading arrangements, reviewing export control compliance, and implementing customs valuation and tariff classification solutions.  Paul has extensive VCT project, customs valuation, customs and trade compliance review, customs audit, and due diligence experience.

As a partner in the regional business, Paul has responsibility for a number of key accounts, including companies in the Oil & Gas industry, including upstream and downstream suppliers.

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paul was a Higher Executive Officer with the HM Customs and Excise in the UK. He was based in Valuation Branch, where he undertook casework prior to moving into the policy section. Paul also worked in professional practice in the UK before relocating to Thailand.