Title 19 CFR 171 - U.S Customs Prior Disclosure: Mitigate Risks and Avoid Penalties

Instructor: Raymond Sullivan
Product ID: 704691
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This training program will analyze Title 19 CFR 171 - U.S Customs Prior Disclosure. It will objectively evaluate customs errors and mistakes and define the pros and cons of disclosing to customs. The program will further demonstrate the consequences of disclosure or non-disclosure and remedial measures.

Why Should You Attend:

Importers frequently discover that they have entered merchandise through customs that have errors. Sometimes these errors have a revenue consequence and some do not. Utilizing the Customs Prior Disclosure provisions, often means admitting to a violation, even if the error was a mistake or inadvertence.

This webinar will help attendees analyze:

  • Do you want this on your company’s record?
  • Do you want to invite an audit or investigation?
  • What are the alternatives; and, what needs to be evaluated?

Learning Objectives:

  • Objective evaluation of customs errors and mistakes
  • Identifying if a violation has occurred
  • Pros and cons of disclosing to customs
  • Consequences of disclosure or non-disclosure
  • Remedial measures
  • Evaluating the issue from the perspective of customs and from the perspective of an attorney

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • How to file a disclosure
  • Validity of the disclosure
  • Evaluation of how the error was discovered
  • Evaluation of how extensive the error is; and, the resulting loss of duty to customs
  • Evaluation of how the error occurred
  • Taking corrective action going forward
  • Admission of a violation of customs’ laws and its benefits and consequences
  • Effects of corrective actions without a disclosure
  • Impact on your overall import operations and compliance objectives

Who Will Benefit:

  • Import Compliance Professionals
  • Export Compliance Professionals
  • Logistics Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Legal & Administrators
  • In-House Counsel
  • Customs Brokers
  • International Procurement Personnel
  • Shipping Personnel
  • Freight Forwarders
Instructor Profile:
Raymond Sullivan

Raymond Sullivan
Principal and Founder, Law Offices of Rayond F Sullivan

Raymond F. Sullivan is an attorney with over 30 years of practice in customs law. His practice encompasses customs penalties, seizures audits and enforcement activities, as well as classification and valuation issues – including litigation of these issues. He regularly conducts evaluations of importer compliance systems and processes; and, has developed and implemented import compliance programs for a number of importers. Mr. Sullivan has written numerous articles on customs and international trade law; and, has served on Law 360’s International Trade Editorial Advisory Board.

Mr. Sullivan is a former import specialist and special agent with US Customs. He is a member of the bar in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia; and, litigates matters before the US Court of International Trade.

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