USA Import Compliance Program and Written Procedures

Jan Seal

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Learn how to pass a focused assessment by the US CBPs Regulatory Audit Division, reduce your risk of non-compliance with import requirements and evaluation of internal controls.

  President Trump signed two Executive Orders in March 2017 that address trade. One of those orders addresses increased enforcement of U.S. trade and customs laws. Learn how these could affect your company.

Learn what is new and required by U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) when they conduct a focused assessment (import audit) in your company. This webinar will assist you in identifying potential risk factors in the area of import compliance that could subject you to severe penalties and delays 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.

These best practices 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 tips for creating "Import Compliance Procedures".

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Customs Modernization Act
  • Reasonable Care and Informed Compliance
  • Priority Trade Issues for U.S. Customs Border Protection
  • Role of Customs Auditors, Import Specialists, Investigators
  • Focused Assessment Requirements
  • Documentation for Import into the United States
  • Centers for Excellence and Expertise (CEE)
  • Recordkeeping Requirement
  • Import Standard Operating Procedures (Examples)
  • Internal Controls
  • Penalties
  • Best Practices
  • Resources

Who Will Benefit:

Importers in the United States, exporters/manufacturers around the world that ship commercial goods to the United States. Target personnel include:

  • Importers
  • Import Compliance
  • Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Accounting
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Production
  • Contracts
  • Freight
  • Forwarders/Customhouse Brokers
  • Import/Export Consultants
  • In-house Attorneys
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Speaker: Jan Seal, International Trade 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 and trade organizations. She is also a consultant for medium to multi-national companies on trade compliance. She has taught courses for Import Specialist at the U.S. National Customs Academy. She participated in a committee to develop NAFTA training lesson plans for customs in the U.S. and was one of the first trainers working in the U.S. government that offered training to federal government employees and the public on NAFTA.

She is the author of six books on various international trade topics which are available on Amazon. Two of them include: NAFTA Rules of Origin and Documentation; and, 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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