A prospect was boasting that they have someone in Mexico who assists them in completing the import paperwork. The prospect didn’t understand the transactions, the applicable regulations or the documents but they were happy. What could go wrong?
Can you demonstrate compliance awareness through knowledge of the Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States?
Do you understand that as an importer you can be audited by Customs which may include your ACCOUNTING data?
The invoice is a core component of the clearance procedures. Misleading and misstatement of facts is a violation. If as a compliance officer you do not understand the information required on commercial or pro forma Invoice, then start becoming familiar by reading Title 19 Chapter I Part 141 Subpart F Invoices.