We can coach you in this field. Our experience and tools afford you opportunity to excel. Support tools and experience is available to make you more than successful. You can improve skills in CLASSIFICATION, VALUATION, ADMISSIBILITY and SECURITY. Master Customs Regulations, Free Trade, and establish/improve import compliance manual. We can help in training and establishing internal training as well as internal audit.
All subject matter is supported by references including Customs Broker Exams.
We can meet with you to discuss and demonstrate at your facility and support by distance through gotomeeting computer dialog. Not only coach but mentor as well.
704 664 1932 Clement Key (2 retired Customs Field National Import Specialists available)
IMPORT COMPLIANCE POINTS
Dedicated customs group or leader with knowledge. This will help define corporate compliance, provide oversight to operations related to compliance, and provide coordination with different departments—including warehousing, purchasing, and logistics—involved in compliance.
Executive involvement. Recommended BIS ( & CBP) compliance recommends executive involvement to make compliance work.
Written Manual. Again a BIS (CBP) recommended point.
Internal control reviews. BIS point in recommended compliance program. Without reviews it is hard to detect where to make improvements/adjustments/accountability.
Training programs. BIS point. Having ongoing training indicates seriousness of compliance.
Convey compliance requirements to/for suppliers. Communication with suppliers can reduce risks and increase compliance.
Record-keeping program. BIS point. Mandatory by CBP. Necessary for internal audit and regulatory audit.
C-TPAT-CBP. Involvement with the program and maintaining information lines with agencies assist in compliance.
Risk Assessment. BIS point – Evaluate vulnerabilities and provide resources to address.
We can be furnish expertise to your involved employees to make them better at compliance in import and export activities. Can do webinar support with tools we have for training in compliance and audit. Check out opportunity to contract us to support your compliance at best cost.
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Perform a Meaningful Import / Export risk analysis.
Have a formal written import / Export compliance program!
An officer must be responsible for overseeing the import / Export compliance program.
Adequate training must be provided for employees.
A company must adequately screen their customers and transactions.
Your company must meet the compliance program’s record keeping requirements.
The existence and operation of an internal audit system for reporting Import / Export violations must be in place.
Your company must keep on file the documented results of internal / External reviews or audits.
Proof of remedial activity that has been taken in response to import / Export violations.