Published on March 6, 2014
Victor M R Vincent Founder
Designing Business Architecture
Sustainability Solutions Complex & Dynamic Regulatory Environment SUSTAINABILITY of business in today’s complex & dynamic regulatory environment is a challenge no business can afford to ignore. Liberalisation and globalisation has brought new challenges and opportunities and added a global dimension to business operations. With greater sophistication of business, the need for high-end professional advice and regular guidance is greater than ever before. 03
Competitive Advantage Transferring Proprietary Knowledge CHRISVINC has ability to add value by transferring its proprietary knowledge to impart competitive advantage and differentiation to business. By designing business architecture on regulatory platform, it makes strategies operational for long term business. 04
Systemic Approach Service Differentiator CHRISVINC is a differentiator in that it adopts a systemic approach in providing integrated business CHRISVINC has ability to add value by solutions, enhances profitability knowledge to transferring its proprietary by professionally managing competitive costs, improves the impart tax and reducing advantage and relative position to business. industry, shows differentiation of firm within its By designing a new route to competitive on regulatory business architecture advantage, explores platform, of cost leadership with differentiation, possibility it makes strategies operational for long term business. mitigating strategies supports business with risk and proper litigation readiness plan. 05
Multi-Sector Focus Extensive Presence Manufacturing International Trade Services Business Process Outsourcing Education Legislative & Policy Advocacy Government Liaisoning Corporate Seminar 06
End-to-End Business Solutions Wider Coverage 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 • Complete Direct & Indirect Management • Customs Regulations & International Trade • Import & Export Management • Special Economic & Free Trade and Warehousing Zone • Logistics, Warehousing & Supply Chain Management • Customs Clearance & Freight Forwarding • Corporate & Financial Advisory • Project Management & Consultancy 07
Integrated Approach Holistic Control Expert Advice Meticulous Compliance Litigation Readiness Risk Management Outsourcing Support 08
Complete Indirect Tax Management Broad Spectrum 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Indian Customs Act, Rules and Regulations Indian Customs Tariff Act ITC(HS) Classification of Export and Import Items Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act & Rules Foreign Trade Policy of India & Handbook of Procedures Special Economic Zone Act & Rules Central Sales Tax & State Value Added Tax Acts Central Excises Act & Rules, CENVAT Credit Rules Central Excise Tariff Act Finance Act, 1994 (Service Tax Law) Indian GST (proposed), Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers Rules of Country of Origin International Tariff Preferential Treaties and Free Trade Agreements Generalized System of Preferences International Trade & Business Operations 09
Suite of Services Unique Offerings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Advisory Techno-legal Opinion Compliance Annual Retainer Service Health Check Transaction Review Comprehensive Audit Due Diligence, Merger & Acquisition Dispute Resolution Assistance during Departmental Audit and Investigation Risk Management Outsourcing of Tax and Import-Export Function Turn-key projects, EPC contracts, Mega Projects Vendor Management Logistics, Distribution, Freight Forwarding Customs Clearance/Broking 10
Leadership Credentials Victor M R Vincent – Indirect Tax, Customs & International Trade Victor is a past master in the domain of Customs Regulations, Indirect Tax and International Trade with the combined experience of Revenue administration, consultancy and industry. After serving Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax Department for 23 years including a long stint with Directorate-General of Central Excise Intelligence under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India he decided to play larger role in the economy by providing critical advice & guidance to the industry operating under complex regulatory environment of India. He joined BDO, a multinational consultancy firm, as Indirect Tax Director and implemented solutions for niche domestic and international clients. Then as Senior Vice President & Head of Indirect Taxes & Regulatory, he provided complete regulatory solutions for the development and operationalisation of India’s first state-of-the-art Free Trade & Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) and conceptualized new business models, set up more than 100 trading and service units, established international trading & hubbing operations, advised on Customs and Import-Export regulations & international trading operations, drafted India’s first FTWZ Regulations and submitted to Ministry of Commerce for approval, set up Inland Container Depot, Domestic Distriparks, obtained Customs permission for operating private container trains between Gateway Ports to FTWZ and Inland Container Depot, created SOPs for FTWZ transactions, international trade operations, import, export, re-export, sale, re-invoicing, Customs documentations, transshipment, Foreign currency transactions, value added activities, etc. He is a hard core specialist in the realm of indirect taxes with deep theoretical knowledge and functional competencies in customs, central excise, service tax, value added tax, import-export regulations, foreign trade policy and regulatory system of India. On account of his vast industry exposure spanning manufacturing, trading, service and financial sectors, he can contextualize any issue faced by industry and craft well grounded, authentic and implementable solutions. 18
Professional Recognitions Victor’s Membership in Professional Bodies 1. US-India Importers’ Council (USIIC) operating in close association with US Commercial Service - Mentor for Indirect Tax, Customs Regulations & International Trade 2. Empanelled Expert with various foreign Universities and Trade Commissions 3. Advisor to several companies - Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax, GST Transition & Implementation, Import-Export Regulations and Foreign Trade Policy, Special Economic Zone, Free Trade and Warehousing Zone 19
Team Structure Indirect Tax VMR Vincent Leader Associate Director Senior Manager Indirect Taxes Central Excise & Service Tax VAT/CST/ Local Taxes International Trade Customs SEZ/FTWZ /EOU 20
Clients Snapshot (Indian Companies) Advisory on Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, 100% EOU, SEZ, FTWZ, FTP Reliance Mutual Fund & Capital Asset Management ICICI Mutual Funds Optimix Asset Management ING Asset Management UTI Mutual Funds AXIS Asset Management Reliance Consumer Finance Reliance General Insurance Life Insurance Corporation of India Reliance Capital Limited HDFC Securities JM Financial Group Reliance Equities International Tata Securities Amarchand Mangaldas (Law Firm) Great Offshore Essar Telecommunication Bajaj Electricals Ltd Camlin Universal Biofuels Vedanta Group Sahara Star Hotel Renaissance Hotel ACC Cement Gujarat Gas Co. Ltd. L&T Suzlon State Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (STC) Time Technoplast Capricorn Logistics Hypercity LP (India) Logistics Rolex Logistics Titan Sea & Air Services Hitkari Multifilters Ltd. Riviera Glass Vardhaman Exports Adlab Entertainment Strategic Metals United Phosphorous 21
Clients Snapshot (Multinational Companies) Advisory on Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, 100% EOU, SEZ, FTWZ, FTP Rabo India Finance Financial Planning Standards Board of US and India Global Collect Intellevate Intercall (USA) Augusta Westland (UK & Italy) Rabo Bank (Singapore) Clarks Shoes (UK) Talaris (Australia) CPA Global Forbes Patvolk Hamburg Sud (Germany) Oriflame Dow Chemicals LG International Ericsson Lenovo DELL Rainmaker Toll Group BOSE CISCO GE India Volkswagen YCH Walmart Team Global SPIG (Italy) ZTE Sinochem Hurix Li & Fung Ingram Micro GEA Process Engineering Schwing Stetter Lafarge Soilmec Foundation Equipments Geodis Overseas Damco (Mersk) Kerry Logistics Diageo Honeywell Marks & Spencer Deutsche Bank (for metal trading through LME) 22
Thank You… Advisory, Consulting, Compliance, Litigation, Risk Mitigation, Outsourcing
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