Exploring the operational impact of global regulatory changes



Sharon Martin

Principal – Global Trade, Ernst & Young

Zoe Martinez

Global Trade Propisition Lead – Asia and Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters

Lucy Tillet

Senior Product Marketing Manager – EU, Thomson Reuters

Global developments in free trade agreements (FTAs) influence supply chain design — most notably the USMCA, RCEP, and CPTPP, coupled with a lesser economic dependency on China, rising sanctions, and an economic downturn. Therefore, it is becoming ever more critical to leverage free trade agreements and benefit from new market opportunities and cost savings.

However, just 23% of businesses interviewed by Thomson Reuters in its 2022 annual global trade survey reported they had taken advantage of all available FTAs — and of those that do, often these companies use manual processes to manage their compliance.

How can you raise awareness and manage FTAs successfully to save money and mitigate risk across your supply chain?

Join our on-demand webinar, a partnership with Thomson Reuters, American Shipper, and EY Tax and Trade experts, who will offer global insights and practical tips on:

  • Understanding global market developments and new unilateral agreements and realizing cost savings they can offer
  • Evaluating the viability of qualifying for an FTA
  • How to drive better solicitation responses and earn a certificate
  • Leveraging the benefits of technology to save time and money with FTAs

Additional details

  • Sharon Martin

    Principal, Global Trade, Ernst & Young

    Sharon A. Martin is a Principal with Ernst and Young’s U.S. Global Trade practice. Sharon has extensive experience advising clients on both trade compliance and strategic planning related projects. Sharon has worked with clients in a variety of industries: aerospace, consumer products, energy, technology, industrial products, retail including footwear and apparel, and pharmaceutical, to name a few. Sharon has managed a number of projects which involve the evaluation of a company’s customs function, conducting transactional reviews, developing recommendations on process improvements, and assisting the company implement leading practices. As part of this, Sharon works with clients to establish optimally designed global trade functions. Sharon also spends a considerable amount of time providing strategic advice to clients in the area of global customs duty planning. Specifically, Sharon has coordinated global customs valuation planning projects, including the implementation of first sale for export programs. Sharon has also assisted companies utilize preferential trade agreements, take advantage of other customs related special regimes, including duty drawback. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Sharon was a member of Arthur Andersen’s International Trade and Customs Services Group where she worked on similar projects. Sharon has also worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration in Washington, D.C., as an International Trade Analyst in the area of Antidumping and with the Office of Russian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Sharon is a licensed U.S. Customs broker. Sharon routinely is a co-host to EY’s annual thought leadership symposiums where she facilitates discussions with client participants to understand leading practices around current trade topics. Sharon graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University and received her M.A. degree from Syracuse University in International Relations.

  • Zoe Martinez

    Proposition, Global Trade, Asia and Emerging Markets, Thomson Reuters

    Zoe is a global trade loving professional that started her career working in International Trade Logistics for a global multinational. Having specialized in free trade agreement utilization and bridging technology gaps between supply chain partners across Asia Pacific, Zoe shifted to compliance automation and spent many years travelling around the world consulting, designing and implementing global trade management software.

    Today Zoe leads Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE Global Trade proposition across Asia and the emerging markets. As a Global Trade Proposition Lead, she works with large organizations propelling their adoption of technology to meet their global trade compliance requirements, reduce landed costs and eliminate disruption to the supply chain. In addition to driving engagement and ensuring customers get the most out of the ONESOURCE Global Trade Platform, Zoe’s goal is to grow the ONESOURCE Global Trade business across the Asia Pacific region.

  • Lucy Tillet

    Senior Product Marketing Manager – EU, Thomson Reuters

    Lucy is a qualified Project Manager with expertise in the design and delivery of complex policy, strategy and business transformation at pace and scale. Her experience includes leading various Brexit and Single Trade Window Customs Projects within HM Revenue and Customs. She is now a Senior Product Marketing Manager for TR within the Global Trade segment and specializes in the European Market.

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