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Creating a Customs Compliance Manual

Learn more of the regulations and risks associated with importing into the U.

S. and how to stay compliant with the process.No one would disagree today that developing and implementing an internal compliance program that addresses the laws and regulations that govern the business of importing into the U.S. is the most effective risk mitigation activity an importer can undertake. Having such policies and procedures set forth in written form in a well-documented Import Compliance Manual tells the government that your firm is serious about ensuring employee compliance with the varied and complex laws and regulations that govern your business. An Import Compliance Manual can communicate the company's policy of strict adherence to corporate compliance procedures to employees. It can also help employees better understand their job responsibilities and what is expected of them, leading to more efficient and consistently performing employees. Having your company's Import Compliance Program in such a written format also provides a basis for employee import compliance training. It can also provide a roadmap for conducting internal reviews and audits of the company's compliance performance. The process of writing an Import Compliance Manual forces the importer to consider all aspects of its current compliance policies and procedures, to evaluate them, and identify gaps. It forces the company to think about how it does business, and in the process, how to improve its business practices to meet the standards set forth in the Import Compliance Program. These important steps reduce the likelihood that the company will incur penalties or liquidated damages for violations of import related laws and regulations, or, in other words, will mitigate the risk of being an importer. The How to Draft an Import Compliance Manual topic will help the importer understand the basic elements of an effective Import Compliance Program, and how to organize those policies and procedures into a written format (manual) that will be readable, accessible, and, most importantly, used by employees in performing their day-to-day job activities.

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What Are the Compliance Risks of Importing?

  • Federally Business Regulated Activity
  • Importers Legally Required to Use Reasonable Care in Import Transactions
  • Failure to Exercise Reasonable Care = Fines and Penalties
  • How Do I Mitigate the Risk of Being an Importer?
  • Understanding the Laws and Regulations That Pertain to Your Imports

I Know That I Need an Import Compliance Manual. What Do I Do First?

  • First You Will Need an Internal Import Compliance Program (ICP)
  • Organize Your Import Compliance Team for Project
  • Understanding the Different Between Policies and Procedures (P&Ps)
  • What Compliance Policies Are Currently in Place?
  • What Corporate Resources Are Available to Assist the Team?

Developing Import Compliance Procedures

  • Do We Need Outside Subject Matter Expertise?
  • Map out International Supply Chain and Who Is Responsible
  • What Laws and Regulations Pertain to Our Imports?
  • What Job Functions Interface With Imports?
  • Draft Import Compliance Procedures Based on Answers to B-D

Drafting the Import Compliance Manual

  • Identify Each Policy and Procedure to Be Included in Manual
  • Select Format
  • Set Target Completion Date
  • Review and Revise Review Again and Revise If Necessary
  • Implement ICM With Employee Training Session(s)

Keeping the Import Compliance Manual Current and Relevant

  • Make Someone Responsible for Revisions
  • Revise as Business Processes and/or Regulations Change
  • Schedule Annual Review of ICM With the Team
  • Schedule Annual ICM Employee Training Session(s)
  • Make Sure Employees Know Who to Contact for Errors/Omissions
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  • CPIM/CFPIM/CSCP 1.5
     
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Lynne W. Wendt

Wendt & Temples, LLC

  • Member of Wendt & Temples, LLC, a law firm concentrating its practice in customs, international trade and immigration law in Atlanta, Georgia
  • More than fifteen years’ experience in international trade and in representing business clients in import and export transactions
  • In addition to representing clients before the U.S. Customs Service and other federal agencies that have jurisdiction over imports and exports
  • Firm conducts regulatory compliance audits, customized seminars and employee compliance training programs for importers and exporters
  • Licensed customs broker, is a frequent speaker on import and export issues
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Published 2019
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