Customs Audits and Reviews
In the event of a customs audit being raised on a company by the authorities, the first and most important step is undertaking a full review of the audit period (and other periods should issues be found) to ensure companies are fully prepared.
In addition, even without the raising of a customs audit, ongoing customs reviews are best practice for companies to ensure if there are any issues, they are dealt with in a proactive manner to reduce risks for companies. Ongoing periodic self-assessments are an obligation for companies with authorisations such as Authorised Economic Operator and requirements under Senior Accounting Officer in the UK and Co-operative Compliance Framework in Ireland.
We can support you with regards to both proactive and reactive customs reviews through:
Customs audits preparation and reviews;
Health checks and risk assessments;
Customs controversy management and queries from customs authorities;
Smart SAD import declaration reviews, which are data enabled;
Implementation of compliance programs.