Santiago Ibáñez Marsilla
Dr. Santiago Ibáñez Marsilla is Principal Advisor, Spain, for Trusted Trade Alliance. A consultant and professor of tax law at the University of Valencia (Spain), he is an expert on customs valuation and, more broadly, in matters related to customs duties. He has extensive experience in public and private-sector consulting projects in the field of customs and tax in his native Spain as well as in several Latin American countries.
Prof. Ibáñez has been Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, Catholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, Netherlands, and the University of Florida, USA. He has published a number of books and articles on customs law, both in Spanish and international journals, and participates regularly in international conferences. In 2008 he was awarded the IDEA Prize by the Fundación Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (a foundation of the Regional Government of Valencia) in recognition for his outstanding research in customs law. He has created the website www.derechoaduanero.com as a reference for the Spanish-speaking customs world.
He is a founding member of the Academia Internacional de Derecho Aduanero (International Academy of Customs Law), contact person at the University of Valencia of the International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP). Fluent in English and his native Spanish, he obtained degrees in law and economics, an LLM in Tax Administration, and his PhD from the University of Valencia.