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The increasing complexity of a company’s global footprint, coupled with the heightened scrutiny worldwide following the release of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Guidelines by the OECD, transfer pricing has arguably become the most contentious area of international tax, with heightened compliance and enhanced risks.
The current C-Suite focus on both transfer pricing and international tax is unprecedented. Savvy multinationals are focused on ensuring that the economic reality of the value chain, comprised of the symbiotic combination of the supply chain and intangible property, is reflected in their overall tax and transfer pricing strategy.
Every business, from a fast-growing, middle market company to the largest multinational, can benefit from strategic insight gained from benchmarking their business as a full enterprise or looking at a focused aspect by parsing their company’s value chain, all of which can create a view as to whether “the sum of the parts is greater than the whole.”
Based in Belgium, Mexico, and across the US, Aptis Global professionals have a combined experience of over 100 years partnering with multinational companies in the design, development, implementation, structuring, documentation, audit, and defense of their global tax positions. Our professionals, which include in-house best practice leaders and globally-recognized subject matter experts, are ready to partner with your cross-functional team to address the tax implications resulting from the market, regulatory, and supply chain challenges of the 21st century.
We have the seasoned team capable of interpreting tax technical advice within the context of your industry’s dynamics, challenges, and constraints, bringing you a unique perspective; perspective that brings value to your global tax strategy.
The energy industry has been extremely volatile in recent years and that volatility is expected to continue with global demand for new energy source and the application of new technologies coupled with the social and political pressures to be good global stewards.
The Financial Services industry faces the conundrum that its growth opportunities inherent in the evolution of digital technology also brings new challenges around regulatory compliance and transparency. In the race for market share, major industry players are burdened with complex organizational structures, resulting from a decade of market consolidation and divestiture. A nimble, if not fully virtual, supply chain is necessary to respond to an environment of low interest rates, rising costs and a competitive landscape around “fintech.”
As the race intensifies for personalized medicine to improve the human condition, the Life Sciences industry faces increasing pressure to deliver innovative products and services in more economic and viable ways. At the same time, finance and tax leaders are facing an array of challenges including an unprecedented level of business uncertainty, declining government funding, evolving business models and increased integration within the industry. Such pressures, coupled with significant regulatory and legislative changes, have largely influenced how tax professionals working in-house can be constrained in bringing substantive shareholder value to their organization.
Manufacturers must continually redefine the parameters of their supply chain, being as nimble as possible, to manage the risks inherent to rapid innovation in a cost containment environment. The application of “big data” brings a layer of opportunity and complexity to managing the value chain that must be considered by a tax department as it attempts to serve an increasingly nimble supply chain environment.
The dynamic medical device industry faces a new wave of challenges to enable its patients to live healthier, higher quality and longer lives, addressing the geographic challenges unique to each region of the world’s population. In the face of unprecedented levels of clinical and regulatory changes, increased pressure on value chain risk management, patent infringement, reduction in reimbursement rates, user-centric product innovation, data privacy and security, tax and finance leaders face the increasingly difficult task of improving, or perhaps protecting, the global effective tax rate, while overseeing tax risk management for their organization with limited resources.
Challenges facing the retail industry are as diverse as the products they offer and the channels with which they reach their customers, placing pressure on delivery time, warehousing, logistics, local market adaptation, and the capital to make it all happen seamlessly behind the scenes for both the e-commerce and bricks and mortar companies. The dust from the power shift in the retail industry during the recessionary years has clearly settled yet the growth engine today is around the major online platforms and the trend to streamline distribution. A focus on a supply chain's resilience and flexibility will be critical to retail strategy and tax planning alike.
The technology industry is exploding, as consumers become more demanding of access to data generated by every product they use and as manufacturers invest heavily in technology for increased efficiency and invest in data for big data analytics and predictive analytics. The industry is fast paced and ever changing, as new and competitive technologies emerge daily. The need for data security is at the forefront of all technology companies.
Sustained growth in the mature sectors of the chemicals industry is fueled, almost exclusively, by innovation whether developed in-house or acquired yet this capital intensive industry struggles under the constraints of a physical supply chain dependent on weather, logistics infrastructure, and the fickle nature of consumer preferences as it varies across geographies. Layering in the intensity of paper-trading, typically trading of the same products that a company may also be physically trading, the chemicals industry is highly competitive and requires massive scale to weather the economic cycles and dedicated innovation investment to muster measurable growth.
At Aptis, our fundamental objective in serving our clients
is to demystify transfer pricing and empower our clients.
Managing Principal and Founder