Preparing for CBP Audits and Audit Surveys
Cindy will lead participants of this session through detailed discussion about CBP Audits and Audit Surveys. Drawing on her 12-year tenure as Sr. Trade Auditor, Regulatory Audit, and Assistant Field Director, Regulatory Audit, Cindy will discuss several U.S. Customs audit types, their focus, frequency, length of time and potential outcomes and ramifications.
Audit surveys are utilized by U.S. Customs to quickly and efficiently obtain onsite information about import activities relative to a specific trade area or issue without committing substantial time and resources required by a full audit. Though similar to audit risk assessment procedures, surveys do not constitute an “audit” in accordance with Government Auditing Standards. An audit survey is intended to be a quick assessment of what is going on and allows the CBP auditor to focus his/her attention on the areas of greatest risk. Cindy will discuss what Audit survey is and what it's not, focusing on the specific characteristics of audit surveys and importer responsibilities and expectations under this approach.
Presenter: Cindy Deleon, Deleon Trade LLC