Preparation for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Audit


Instructor: Jan Seal
Product ID: 705727
Training Level: Basic to Intermediate

  • Duration: 90 Min
This webinar will discuss the key things required by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) when they conduct a focused assessment (import audit), how to identify potential risk factors related to import compliance which can subject you to severe penalties and delay in clearing goods through CBP. It will also provide recommendations for some best practices that may resolve non-compliant import procedures and documentation or improve existing procedures.
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Why Should You Attend:

A focused assessment (U.S. import audit) is conducted by CBP's Regulatory Audit Division to evaluate an importer's risk of non-compliance with import requirements and evaluation of internal controls. Non-compliance with import requirements and regulations can lead to additional duties, fees, and penalties. Learn what is required by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) when they conduct a focused assessment (import audit) in your company. This webinar will discuss the best practices which can increase your chances of receiving acceptable compliance rates under the focused assessment program. It may also reduce the time that auditors will need to spend in your company. Learn how to take "reasonable care" and create an import compliance manual.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Customs Modernization Act
  • Reasonable Care and Informed Compliance
  • Role of Customs Auditors, Import Specialists, Investigators.
  • Focused Assessment Requirements
  • Recordkeeping Requirement
  • Standard Operating Procedures for U.S. Imports
  • Penalties
  • Best Practices

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all Importers having departments such as: Import Compliance, Operations, Purchasing, Accounting, Shipping/Receiving, Sales/Marketing, Engineering; and Freight Forwarders/Customhouse Brokers, Consultants, In-house Attorneys.

Instructor Profile:
Jan Seal

Jan Seal
Management Consultant, Individual Consultant

Jan Seal is a management consultant on international trade and a licensed customhouse broker with over 35 years of experience in imports and exports. Ms. Seal is a frequent speaker/instructor at nation-wide seminars and webinars for international companies located around the world and international trade organizations. She is also a consultant for medium to multi-national companies on trade compliance. She has taught courses for import specialists at the U.S. National Customs Academy.

She is the author of six books on various international trade topics available on One of those books is "Tariff Classification Using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule".

She received her BA degree from California State University at Fullerton with a year of post-graduate work in education at the University of California, Riverside. She received her MBA at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and is a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.

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