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Title 19 CFR 171 - U.S Customs Prior Disclosure: Mitigate Risks and Avoid Penalties - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 60 Minutes
  • February 2018
  • Region: United States
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4899993
Why Should You Attend:

Importers frequently discover that they have entered merchandise through customs that have errors. Sometimes these errors have a revenue consequence and some do not. Utilizing the Customs Prior Disclosure provisions, often means admitting to a violation, even if the error was a mistake or inadvertence.

This webinar will help attendees analyze:

Do you want this on your company’s record?
Do you want to invite an audit or investigation?
What are the alternatives; and, what needs to be evaluated?

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

How to file a disclosure
Validity of the disclosure
Evaluation of how the error was discovered
Evaluation of how extensive the error is; and, the resulting loss of duty to customs
Evaluation of how the error occurred
Taking corrective action going forward
Admission of a violation of customs’ laws and its benefits and consequences
Effects of corrective actions without a disclosure
Impact on your overall import operations and compliance objectives


Raymond F. Sullivan is an attorney with over 30 years of practice in customs law. His practice encompasses customs penalties, seizures audits and enforcement activities, as well as classification and valuation issues – including litigation of these issues. He regularly conducts evaluations of importer compliance systems and processes; and, has developed and implemented import compliance programs for a number of importers. Mr. Sullivan has written numerous articles on customs and international trade law; and, has served on Law 360’s International Trade Editorial Advisory Board.

Mr. Sullivan is a former import specialist and special agent with US Customs. He is a member of the bar in Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia; and, litigates matters before the US Court of International Trade.