CBP Audit Surveys: What’s at Stake
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services is focusing primarily on importer audit surveys to more effectively utilize its resources. This concept has been around for years and initially concentrated on intellectual property rights enforcement. However, in today’s audit environment, it is the most used process to review and target areas considered to be at risk.
While an audit survey may sound like a great opportunity for importers to avoid a more intensive review, it could in fact result in a full-blown audit or other enforcement action if the importer does not take it seriously. This webinar is designed to prepare companies to undergo an audit survey or other CBP audit by reviewing how to implement and maintain an effective import compliance program.
- Regulatory Audit’s mission, structure, and legal authority to audit
- Regulatory Audit’s types of engagements and process for identifying and selecting audit candidates
- how audit surveys differ from audits, their purpose, how they are conducted, and issues to be aware of
- import program red flags
- consideration of prior disclosures in audit surveys
Sherri Moslowitz is an auditor for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the New York office. She is directly involved with the coordination and conduct of quick response importer audits and focused assessment reviews performed by CBP as well as the preparation and submission of prior disclosures. She also assists clients in matters involving valuation (e.g., related party transfer pricing issues, entry reconciliation programs, and first sale transactions), classification, foreign-trade zone compliance, duty preferences and free trade agreements, and other customs-related compliance issues.