Import Audit Compliance Focused Assessment

Instructor: Rossano V Gerald
Product ID: 703757
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This training will address the import record-keeping and audit compliance procedures that will emphasize the importer obligation to maintain and assess internal and external records that are related to their international trade transactions.

Why Should You Attend:

For small and medium-sized manufacturers facing record-keeping audit and assessment challenges in meeting Ports of Entry and U.S. Import Regulations, this webinar will:

  • Provide import compliance materials that examine U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations for record-keeping that can be used in the international logistic arena.
  • Focus on the role of the import compliance manager, record-keeping compliance procedures, and the approved standard import and customs forms that will fulfill specific legal requirements.
  • List appropriate documentation and procedures in keeping with the U.S. regulations for filing and recording import documentations.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • What are the import security filing processes?
  • What are import distributor and sales agent agreements?
  • How is the formation of purchase agreements used within the importation process?
  • What is the purpose of the entry summary form?
  • Why is the administrative summons form used in the importation process?
  • How can you complete the general certificate of compliance and certification of conformity documentation in the importing process?
  • Define and describe compliance with foreign laws. Why is it considered an important aspect of the importation process?

Who Will Benefit:

  • Company Executive Officers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Customer Brokers
  • Transportation Risk Management Officers
  • Import Distributors

Instructor Profile:

Dr. Rossano V. Gerald is an academic professor and founder of RVG International Consulting Firm, LLC. He has over thirty years of business experience in strategic management, marketing analysis, and supply chain management. Dr. Gerald is a veteran of the United States Army. He has worked with small and medium-sized businesses to help improve their business logistic processes through verification of operational and supply chain programs. Further, he has developed management and marketing strategies that were used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations in the global economy. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration in International Business and Advanced Professional Business Certification in Marketing from Argosy University/Sarasota; Master of Science Degree (J.S.M.) for International Tax and Finance Services in the risk compliance and management field from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Dr. Gerald is a member of the Free Trade Alliance, San Antonio Transportation Association, Inc., San Antonio SCORE, TX, Supply Chain Council and Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning, and CATO Institute of Research & Analysis and Academy of Business Research. He is a certified supply chain manager, inventory planner and property forecaster, and certified consultant for business value analysis and methodology. He is also a certified export leader, certified master management consultant, certified CCA, certified marketing analyst and registered business analyst. He has published scholarly papers for the Journal of International Business and Economics and the Strategic Management Quarterly.

Topic Background:

When importers’ products or goods have reached their destination, it has to go through customs, and each nation has their rules and procedural processes that may be unique for that business environment. Therefore, it is imperative to fully understand the record-keeping compliance that is addressed in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) which is outlined the Ports of Entry & U.S. Import Regulations. The import compliance audit and assessment process can be complicated and full of record-keeping requirements that might be known to the importer under the Recordkeeping Complaince Handbook. Many companies have relied on their intermediaries (channel distributors) to maintain and manage their record-keeping compliance information to avoid pitfalls when trying to make customs.

As importers, we must know the customs regulations that can be used to help stay in accordance with international free trade agreements (FTAs). FTAs have increased over the years in developed and developing markets. Importers must also beware of the record-keeping systems and processes that will be audited and assessed by the custom regulators for international logistics transactions. This review procedures and assessment will have an effect on the management and the administered record-keeping compliance in your company. Reasons for auditing and assessing the record-keeping compliance documents include the determinations: classification and valuation of the goods for importing purposes within their dutiable status, whether the proper documentation have met the country of origin requirements, and whether the import documentation meet the foreign law requirements. If problems are found within the record-keeping compliance process, then the importer can be fined, and goods can be held pending corrective actions by being detained or confiscated.

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