Best Practices of Customs Compliance: Core Elements of How to Satisfy CBP Requirements for an Effective Compliance Program

December 2, 2014 4:30pm

Gary Hegland
Senior Trade Compliance Specialist
The Boeing Company (Seattle, WA)

George Tuttle III
Law Offices of George R. Tuttle , A.P.C. (Larkspur, CA)

Carla Cravalho
Senior Customs Manager
Cisco Systems (San Francisco, CA)

  • Assessing your company’s risk profile – Key factors to consider
    • Large vs. small importer
    • Number of imports
    • Complexity of classification
    • Valuation transfer pricing approach
    • Tax approach vs. customs compliance approach
  • Tailoring your customs compliance program to your company’s risk profile
  • Raising awareness of your compliance program within your company
  • How to build effective internal controls
  • Working with other stakeholders in your company
  • Developing effective written procedures: Review of sample Procedures
  • Developing compliance program tools
  • The pre-entry and post entry processes
  • How to incorporate record keeping, auditing, testing into your compliance program
  • Monitoring for violations (e.g. anti-dumping)
  • Benchmarking to ensure a balanced program