Customs compliance verification

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Protect your business from the cost of non-compliance with due diligence

Any infraction discovered during a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) audit results in a customs reassessment under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System, a graduated penalty regime aimed at discouraging non-compliance.

A reassessment can result in paying customs duties with applicable interest and penalties and losing your “good importer” profile with the authority, which can lead to frequent border inspections. Importers should demonstrate their adherence to the CBSA’s high security standards by documenting and monitoring their compliance in a manual that details their compliance program.

How PricewaterhouseCoopers can help

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Customs Services team can provide an independent review of your compliance practices. We will work with you to monitor and document your compliance to help protect your profile when importing goods. Our services include:

  • Conducting a pre-audit compliance review of your internal systems, processes and controls, tariff classification, valuation and origin
  • Reporting findings and recommendations
  • Assisting you with implementing measures aimed at raising your level of customs compliance in the future

Best of all, our report provides your company with retroactive protection from reassessment. Contact us today to discuss your customs compliance concerns.