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“U.S. Customs” Please respond to the following:
- Imagine you own a small computer hardware company. From the e-Activity, design an overall strategy to set up an import function in your company. Determine the two essential elements your plan must have and why you selected these two.
- Few regulations exist that govern the import or export of computer software across the Internet. Speculate how you think regulations could be put in place for importing and exporting computer software.
- Go to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Website, located at http://www.cbp.gov. Explore the Website for information on how to create an import function. Be prepared to discuss.
You may find Microsoft’s responses to questions about exporting its products interesting: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/exporting/faq.aspx
“The CBP” Please respond to the following:
- Discuss how the CBP Account Management initiative changes how business and the U.S. CBP interact and why you feel these changes were necessary.
- As a member of senior management, assess how you would coordinate the risk management policies of the corporation with the CBP to manage import supply chain activities.
The following includes CBP’s account management industry groupings of commodities/activities:
Discuss how the CBP Account Management initiative changes how business and the U.S. CBP interact and why you feel these changes were necessary.
Since 9/11 CBP has created a very specific agenda to ensure that’s inbound supply chains are secure and compliant. The purpose of the account management program is to increase importer compliance and improve customer service via one-on-one interaction. The changes were necessary because they ensure that all levels of trade compliance are met. This in turn incorporates supply chain integrity with the border security to enforce, regulate, and administer U.S. trade laws, while fostering the flow of lawful international trade.
As a member of senior management, assess how you would coordinate the risk management policies of the corporation with the CBP to manage import supply chain activities.
1. Develop and implement a corporate policy related to import and export and ensure that the process and all documentation are in place through internal and external audits.
2. Partner with all levels of business to ensure the supply chain and business compliance with regulatory requirements in the area of Global Trade Compliance are met.
3. Serve as primary point of contact for all trade compliance communication with governmental officials. This will ensure that the integration of necessary GTC work activities into other functions’ work streams to deliver compliance reliability and coordinates supply chain risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
4. Coordinate activities with US Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, trade compliance consultants, foreign and domestic suppliers and distributors along with providing crisis management support to all levels of business.
Cook, T. A., Alston, K., & Raia, K. (2012). Mastering import and export management (2nd ed.). New York, NY: American Management Association.