Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DHS Recommends Clear Goals for Importer Self Assessment

(Journal of Commerce Online – R.G.Edmonson)

Self-policing program lacks performance measures, says Inspector General

Customs and Border Protection has not clearly defined the purpose of its Importer Self Assessment, the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General said on Monday.

The report of the inspector general’s audit showed that Customs had not established performance measures or operating procedures for employees managing the program. Nor had it verified the effectiveness of applicants’ internal controls before admitting them to the program. Read more here.