Internal Audits

US Customs does audits of Importers and Brokers to determine compliance with the regulations. All importers should take the time to make sure they are complying with Customs “Informed Compliance” program before they are targeted for an audit. We recommend you download the Reasonable Care Checklist and review it. This will give you a good indication of the types of things that Customs will be looking for.

WB Skinner Internal Audit Service

If you would like to set up an Internal Audit program so that you can anticipate and meet the demands of the Informed Compliance program, we can arrange for a specialist in this area to do a complete review of your program and make recommendations for the future.

This is highly recommended for all importers, as it is a relatively small expense when compared to the cost of complying after the fact. Don’t risk the future of your company. Call WB Skinner at 201-644-7214 to schedule an appointment today!

Importer Self-Assessment

The Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA), a voluntary partnership between importers and Customs, permits importers to self-assess their Customs compliance to avoid Customs audits, and reduce the risk and likelihood of costly delays for government inspections. Importers can achieve competitive advantages by strengthening their internal controls and availing themselves of ISA’s many benefits.

There are big advantages to considering ISA participation. Importers choosing not to participate may experience more Customs inspections, port-clearance delays, reprioritization of imports, and low-priority processing during port closures.

Ask WB Skinner about developing an ISA program for your business. We’d love to provide our expert guidance in getting your program off the ground.

C-TPAT Program

Want to know more about the C-TPAT, the voluntary supply chain program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and what it means to your business? Ask WB Skinner!

Duty Entry Classifications

Import duty is based on the imported item’s Harmonized Tariff Schedule classification. Every item imported into the US is identified by a ten digit HTS classification that determines its rate of duty.

If you would like WB Skinner to provide a duty classification for your imported product, please submit the following information via email:

  1. Name of product
  2. Describe its function
  3. What material(s) is it made of?
  4. Country of origin & export
  5. For textiles: include whether it is knit or woven