Queena Lau

Queena Lau
Queena manages our Tradewin Hong Kong team and has over 10 years of AP regional trade compliance experience. In her current role, Queena also supports the Taiwan market, assisting businesses to understand and navigate US Customs requirements. Prior to joining Tradewin in 2017, Queena worked in the customs and trade practice of a Big 4 firm in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Queena has experience in customs defense and planning projects in the areas of customs valuation, origin, duty savings optimization, and supply chain trade compliance management. Apart from strategic consulting, she also manages regional trade operations services that add value to companies’ day-to-day supply chains and overall trade compliance. Queena is a speaker at external events, and has held multiple workshops on regional trade compliance topics. She was a co-author for one of the sections in the book Governance, Risk and Compliance Management in China for German companies. Queena graduated from the University of New South Wales with double majors in Business Economics and Finance. She is also a certified member of CPA Australia.

Recent Posts

BIS Suspends Certain Hong Kong Export License Exceptions

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Further to our recent post on the key implications of the U.S. revoking Hong Kong’s ‘special trade status’, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced on June 30, 2020, that it is suspending license exceptions for goods that were previously subject to differential treatment than license exceptions available to Mainland China. 

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Topics: Hong Kong

2 Biggest Implications of the US Revoking Hong Kong’s Special Trade Status

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At the end of May, the US Department of State and the White House announced that the US would begin the process of revoking Hong Kong’s preferential treatment as a separate customs territory from Mainland China.

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Incoterms® 2020: What's New?

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Incoterms® are defined by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to facilitate trade across the globe. They are internationally accepted standards which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for delivery of goods under sales contracts. Incoterms® are used to specify how the costs and risks associated with the cross-border transportation of goods are borne between the buyer and seller.

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Topics: Classification, Tradewin, Risk

Being on Top of Asia Regulatory Changes and Updates

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Staying abreast of the customs and trade regulatory changes in Asia can be a challenge from many aspects:

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Topics: Asia

Trade Compliance of Visual Merchandise Slips under the Radar

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For most retailers, the focus on trade compliance is usually on store merchandise. Most overlook the fact that the compliance of visual merchandise (furniture, lighting, store décor, etc.) is just as important if they are imported from overseas and the company/brand acts as the importer-of-record to those goods.

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Topics: United States, China