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Compliance Secrets from a Former Customs Officers - Webinar

  • ID: 4319091
  • Webinar
  • July 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 60 Minutes
  • Online Compliance Panel
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What common importer or customs broker mistakes get unwanted scrutiny from U.S. Customs and Border Protection? What are the smartest steps that an importer should take to avoid shipment delays, requests for delays, detentions, seizures, and penalties/liquidated damages? This webinar is unique because it will be delivered by a practicing attorney not only for his expertise with customs law compliance, but also a former officer with CBP.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • The role of CBP inspectors and import specialists
  • What happens when your shipment is inspected
  • What to do when your shipment is inspected
  • Common errors that importers make with their shipments
  • Common errors that people make when arriving from a foreign land
  • Best practices
Why Should you Attend?

This is a unique opportunity to learn the most important compliance lessons from an acclaimed expert who also worked for CBP as import specialist and inspector. You will learn the lessons from both ends of compliance: from the importer's perspective and from the needs of federal enforcement authorities.

Areas Covered:
  • History and role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Your rights and protections at the border
  • Why your shipment may be inspected
  • Laptop, iPhone, and Other Electronic Device Border Searches
  • Food and Other Searches at the Border
  • Seeking Redress, Relief, Mitigation, or Vindication
  • Import Invoices
Topic Background

Despite their good intentions and honest efforts, importers and exporters often fail to comply with the many laws governing import and export transactions. This webinar will explore the programs that the federal government offers and that are codified in the law to encourage violators to turn themselves in before the government launches a formal investigation. The submissions are called prior disclosures for importers or voluntary self-disclosures for exporters. Whether or not to turn your company in to enforcement authorities requires a firm understanding of the risks and benefits. This webinar will cover both risks and benefits to importers and exporters.
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  • Martin Kenny Behr Mr Martin Kenny Behr,
    Senior Inspector and Import Specialist ,
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Mr. Behr worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Senior Inspector and Import Specialist at the New York/Newark/Elizabeth/JFK International and Champlain-Rouses Ports before obtaining his law degree and masters in public administration from Rutgers.

    He was also a criminal prosecutor for Hudson County, New Jersey. He once served as an executive for a global NVOCC and has been a licensed customs broker for many years.


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  • Importers
  • Manufacturers
  • Anyone clearing customs
  • Logistics and Transportation personnel
  • Freight Forwarders
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