Preparing for a Customs Audit

This event qualifies for NCBFAA CCS/MCS 1 Credit

U.S. Customs is ramping up its enforcement activity. If you have ever been selected for CBP’s focused assessment (commonly referred to as a customs audit), you know that it is a stressful, cumbersome, and often expensive process.


This webinar will explain all the risk areas that Customs looks for in an audit, as well as the best practices you should adopt to successfully prepare for a customs audit. We will also discuss how your company can demonstrate “reasonable care” and build a robust import compliance program.


Topics to be covered include:

  • Background on customs audits (focused assessment)
  • Structure and timeline of a customs audit
  • Areas reviewed by CBP during a focused assessment
  • Review of ACE data and entry review/transactional testing
  • Customs valuation
  • HTS classification
  • Records management
  • Prior disclosures
  • Joining the CTPAT Trade Compliance (Importer Self-Assessment) program
  • Common errors and best practices in building an import compliance program

This session is ideal for:

  • Global Trade Compliance Professionals
  • Import/Export Compliance Personnel
  • Tax and Accounting Department Personnel
  • Legal Department Personnel
  • International Purchasing and Logistics Managers
  • Customs Brokers

The webinar will include a time for Q&A from webinar participants.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Deep SenGupta is Founder of DSG Global, LLC and DSG Global Academy. Prior to founding DSG Global in 2014, he managed FedEx’s international trade consulting group and was previously with KPMG’s Asia-Pacific Trade and Customs practice.

Deep learned the meaning of “globalization” early, since he spent his childhood in the United Kingdom, Canada, and India. He obtained his initial legal education in India (BA and LLB), arrived in the U.S. for his Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Washington, and received executive education on international trade from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Deep is also a licensed customs broker.

Deep has been privileged to advise U.S. government agencies (BIS, CBP, and ITA) involved in imports, as well as exports, as a subject matter expert. In 2021, he was honored to receive the President’s “E” Award for Export Service from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, which is the highest recognition given for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Commerce, Dept of Homeland Security, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.)

Event Type

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET


Attendee Cost:  $185.00

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