US Import: How to prepare for a Customs Audit

Instructor: Deep SenGupta
Product ID: 703612
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar will highlight changes in the regulations governing focused assessment. It will prepare participants to handle unexpected CBP (Bureau of Customs and Border Protection) FA audits.

Why Should You Attend:

If you import products into the United States of America, you need to comply with the rules of the CBP. If you are selected for CBP’s focused assessment (commonly referred to as a customs audit), it is a stressful, cumbersome and often, expensive process.

This webinar will explain the structure and timeline of a customs audit, and teach attendees how to successfully prepare for the same. It will also give attendees a keen functional knowledge of risk areas that the CBP looks for and customs penalties, and insights on the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Background - what is a focused assessment?
  • What happens in a customs audit?
  • What risk areas does CBP look for?
  • What are the importer’s “reasonable care” obligations?
  • Best practices - how can you successfully prepare for a customs audit?
  • Exemption from customs audits: join the ISA program?

Who will Benefit:

  • Non-resident or resident business owners
  • Import/export compliance personnel
  • Accounting department
  • Tax department
  • Financial controllers
  • Legal department
  • Purchasing managers
  • Logistics managers
  • Customs brokers

Instructor Profile:

Deep SenGupta, is the president of DSG Global, LLC, where his mission is to simplify global trade for his customers.

For the past 12 years, Mr. SenGupta co-founded and led FedEx’s Trade & Customs Advisory Services (TCAS) division and assisted over 1000 importers and exporters with international trade solutions.

Prior to joining FedEx, he was with KPMG’s Asia Pacific tax practice from 1997 where he helped establish KPMG’s international trade and customs practice in India and advised several Fortune 500 clients on market-access issues for their South-Asian operations.

Mr. SenGupta obtained his basic legal training (LL.B) in India and then obtained a Masters in Law-Taxation (LL.M) from the University of Washington - School of Law (2001) in Seattle, WA. He has also received executive education on international trade from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

He assists the CBP by serving on a COAC working group. He was appointed by the U.S Secretary of Commerce to the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) to advise the Obama administration on its export control reform efforts.

Mr. SenGupta is a sought-after speaker on international trade issues and addresses customers and trade associations around the country.

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