3rd Advanced Forum on

Import Compliance & Enforcement

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

About

US importers are under tremendous pressure to comply with fast-changing trade regulations and avoid costly monetary penalties and border delays. Now that Customs officials have warned importers that CBP plans to increase enforcement initiatives and have created the new Office of Trade to consolidate trade-related operations in a single office, companies must focus their attention like never before on the need for rigorous internal controls on the import process as well as internal auditing and systems checks. CBP field offices are conducting more audits, including the new Quick Response Audits, penalties are rising, cases are high profile and yesterday's knowledge simply isn't enough to ensure compliance today!

The publication from the American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement provides comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on how to set up a successful import compliance program. Benefit from the practical perspective ofsenior corporate customs compliance executives, get an update on enforcement priorities, ISA, ACE and C-TPAT from top CBP representatives. This publication will include the latest information on:

  • Internal controls: Setting up effective import SOPs
  • Customs compliance programs: Resource options
  • Setting up an import compliance program
  • Assessing skills, experience, and resources of customs brokers
  • Whether an FTZ right for your company
  • Key steps to identify if your organization is "ISA ready"
  • How to set up and monitor an internal compliance program

Contents & Contributors

About

US importers are under tremendous pressure to comply with fast-changing trade regulations and avoid costly monetary penalties and border delays. Now that Customs officials have warned importers that CBP plans to increase enforcement initiatives and have created the new Office of Trade to consolidate trade-related operations in a single office, companies must focus their attention like never before on the need for rigorous internal controls on the import process as well as internal auditing and systems checks. CBP field offices are conducting more audits, including the new Quick Response Audits, penalties are rising, cases are high profile and yesterday's knowledge simply isn't enough to ensure compliance today!

The publication from the American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement provides comprehensive, insightful and practical guidance on how to set up a successful import compliance program. Benefit from the practical perspective ofsenior corporate customs compliance executives, get an update on enforcement priorities, ISA, ACE and C-TPAT from top CBP representatives. This publication will include the latest information on:

  • Internal controls: Setting up effective import SOPs
  • Customs compliance programs: Resource options
  • Setting up an import compliance program
  • Assessing skills, experience, and resources of customs brokers
  • Whether an FTZ right for your company
  • Key steps to identify if your organization is "ISA ready"
  • How to set up and monitor an internal compliance program

Contents & Contributors


WHAT EVERY MEMBER OF THE TRADE COMMUNITY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENTPROCESS:- FINES, PENALTIES, FORFEITURES AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
Charles D. Ressin, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

BIS EXPORT ENFORCEMENT
Michael Turner, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S Department of Commerce

ICE'S ROLE IN IMPORT AND EXPORT ENFORCEMENT
Kumar Kibble, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

PRIOR DISCLOSURES - CASE STUDY
Carol Fuchs, Tyco International

PRIOR DISCLOSURES
Robert J. Pisani, Pisani & Roll

DEVELOPING A CORPORATE STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH IMPORT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Timothy S. Ernst, Del Monte Foods

IMPORT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS - PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS
Bruce Leeds, The Boeing Company

DEVELOPING A CORPORATE STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH IMPORT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Kenneth Weigel, Alston & Bird

MANAGING THE IMPORTER / BROKER RELATIONSHIP TO AVOID VIOLATIONS
James E. Bartlett, Northrop Grumman Corporation

THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CBP'S OVERSIGHT OF CUSTOMS BROKERS AND IMPORTERS OF RECORD
Lars-Erik A. Hjelm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

THE BROKER
Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc.

INTERNAL CONTROLS: SETTING UP EFFECTIVE IMPORT SOPs
Lisa Thatcher, Avery Dennison Office Products North American

INTERNAL CONTROLS: SETTING UP EFFECTIVE SOPs
Randi Waltuck, Honeywell International Inc.

FOREIGN TRADE ZONES: DECIDING IF AN FTZ IS RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY
Peter J. Battaglioli, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

DECIDING IF AN FTZ IS RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY
Tammie G. Krauskopf, Bryan Cave LLP

DECIDING IF AN FTZ IS RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY
Mike McGee, Dell, Inc.

AUTOMATED COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE DATA SYSTEM
William Inch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

IS ACE THE BEST VEHICLE TO GET TRADE DATA? AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
Eric Dalby, Kellwood Global
Julie Parks, Volkswagen of America, Inc

C-TPAT: SURVIVING A VALIDATION ABROAD -HOW TO HANDLE THE OVERSEAS VISIT
Diane S. Nichols, Esq., Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.

SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY IN A NEW BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Jason Leffler, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

ISA VS. FA: DECIDING IF ISA IS RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY
Jerry L. Storey, Fonterra (USA) Inc.

SETTING UP AN IMPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
H. Douglas Garfield, Pepsico International

SETTING UP AN IMPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM: KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Helen Respass, Sojitz Corporation of America

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE - LOCATION AND STRUCTURE IN THE COMPANY
Susanne Staats, Starbucks Coffee Company

CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS: RESOURCE OPTIONS
Suzanne Thoeni, Wyndam Worldwide Corporation



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