Raphael leads the Global Trade Compliance and Management function of APL Logistics. He specializes in providing technical assistance and conducting research on a wide range of global business issues concerning international trade and customs. In the course of 14 years, he has managed several customs compliance and tax/duty saving engagements relating to the inbound and outbound operations of multinational companies. His main areas of expertise are supply chain optimization, free trade agreements (FTAs), special economic zones, as well as customs valuation and tariff classification planning. He has conducted numerous on-site trade compliance reviews and advised on various internationally accepted best practices for large companies.
Raphael holds a Master’s Degree in Political Economy and a Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities from the University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila) and is a certified supply chain manager with the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA).