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AUDIT PREPARATION

Any importing organization has the potential to be flagged for an audit by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Exporting organizations face a similar situation, but the legal responsibilities for exporters are even more stringent and penalties more severe. Foreign-Trade Zones are assured of regular record inspection for their local CBP office. Don’t guess. Let ISCM help you identify gaps in your audit preparation to ensure that your compliance systems are ready for review.

Import/Export Compliance Program Development

C-TPAT program development and maintenance

Importer Self Assessment (ISA) program implementation

Customs and Border Protection Audit/Compliance Review Preparation


DON’T JUST FOLLOW THE RULES

USE THEM TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE PROFITABLE

Travis Van Genderen

Director, Supply Chain / AGCO – Jackson Operations

"I am not sure how we would have completed our foreign-trade zone implementation without ISCM.  We have a complicated manufacturing operation with an international supply base.  ISCM was able to spot and address problem areas before they became impossible hurdles.  Now that our FTZ is live in the factory, we use ISCM to support our administrative staff whenever they need it."
2019-07-23T14:10:02+00:00
Director, Supply Chain / AGCO – Jackson Operations "I am not sure how we would have completed our foreign-trade zone implementation without ISCM.  We have a complicated manufacturing operation with an international supply base.  ISCM was able to spot and address problem areas before they became impossible hurdles.  Now that our FTZ is live in the factory, we use ISCM to support our administrative staff whenever they need it."

土本 哲也

General Manager | Logistics Promotion Department / KUBOTA Corporation


"我々の米国における活動に最も効果的な結果をもたらす方法は、単純なFTZの運用ではありませんでした。 難易度の高い我々の要求に対し、ISCMはそれを達成する為の革新的な方法を見つけ、アメリカだけでなく日本においてもこのプロジェクトに取り組むスタッフをサポートしてくれました。 必要な承認を得る為に、私たちに代わって州並びに連邦政府と粘り強く交渉したくれたISCMに心から感謝しています。


 


皆様がもし、FTZに関する件で苦労をされているのであれば、皆様の夢の実現の為にも私たちと同様、ISCMに連絡する事をお奨めします。"

2019-07-23T14:08:57+00:00
General Manager | Logistics Promotion Department / KUBOTA Corporation "我々の米国における活動に最も効果的な結果をもたらす方法は、単純なFTZの運用ではありませんでした。 難易度の高い我々の要求に対し、ISCMはそれを達成する為の革新的な方法を見つけ、アメリカだけでなく日本においてもこのプロジェクトに取り組むスタッフをサポートしてくれました。 必要な承認を得る為に、私たちに代わって州並びに連邦政府と粘り強く交渉したくれたISCMに心から感謝しています。   皆様がもし、FTZに関する件で苦労をされているのであれば、皆様の夢の実現の為にも私たちと同様、ISCMに連絡する事をお奨めします。"

Diane Schwenke

President/CEO / Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce

"ISCM met with federal officials time and again to keep our FTZ moving.  We really appreciated how they understood the budget for our project and remained focused on achieving our goals within available resources.  I would recommend ISCM as the first call for any organization trying to access the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program."
2019-07-18T19:05:45+00:00
President/CEO / Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce "ISCM met with federal officials time and again to keep our FTZ moving.  We really appreciated how they understood the budget for our project and remained focused on achieving our goals within available resources.  I would recommend ISCM as the first call for any organization trying to access the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program."

Gabrielle Yarbrough

Import/Export Compliance Analyst II/FTZ Specialist / Kubota Manufacturing of America

"I wish everyone supported our zone project the way ISCM does!  As the FTZ Specialist responsible for administering all five of our zone sites, I need fast answers when questions or problems do come up.  We get a fast response no matter when we call or write, and with ISCM, I never have to wait for my issue to be escalated!  Our team in Japan reaches out from time to time as well, so we really appreciate their ability to handle our questions from time zones all over the globe."
2019-07-17T15:22:35+00:00
Import/Export Compliance Analyst II/FTZ Specialist / Kubota Manufacturing of America "I wish everyone supported our zone project the way ISCM does!  As the FTZ Specialist responsible for administering all five of our zone sites, I need fast answers when questions or problems do come up.  We get a fast response no matter when we call or write, and with ISCM, I never have to wait for my issue to be escalated!  Our team in Japan reaches out from time to time as well, so we really appreciate their ability to handle our questions from time zones all over the globe."

Laylan Hime, AZS, CCS

 

"Our zones were already in place when we hired ISCM, and we have a top-notch compliance group that takes care of import requirements such as classification of our products from around the world.  We use ISCM’s experience when we have specific questions related to FTZ operations here in the Port of LA.  It is great to know I have the support I need when questions or problems come up."
2019-07-17T15:21:54+00:00
  "Our zones were already in place when we hired ISCM, and we have a top-notch compliance group that takes care of import requirements such as classification of our products from around the world.  We use ISCM’s experience when we have specific questions related to FTZ operations here in the Port of LA.  It is great to know I have the support I need when questions or problems come up."

Eric Timms

IT Manager / Himatsingka America, Inc.

"Right from the start of the project it became obvious that ISCM had the experience we needed to make our FTZ project successful.  It was like learning a new language, and all of our folks really appreciated the patient way training was provided to make sure we were as ready as possible for our first day.  Now we are able to run an effective zone project for our textiles distribution center, and know help is available whenever we need it."
2019-07-17T15:21:21+00:00
IT Manager / Himatsingka America, Inc. "Right from the start of the project it became obvious that ISCM had the experience we needed to make our FTZ project successful.  It was like learning a new language, and all of our folks really appreciated the patient way training was provided to make sure we were as ready as possible for our first day.  Now we are able to run an effective zone project for our textiles distribution center, and know help is available whenever we need it."

Richard Haroian

Vice President

"Our business model requires the uninterrupted movement of a significant volume of finished goods, parts and accessories across international borders – particularly into and out of the United States - which is a challenge in a dynamic trade environment.  We have a sophisticated import/export compliance group, but when specific foreign trade zone operating advice is needed, we rely on ISCM.  ISCM personnel have had the practical, hands-on experience of actually administering/operating a foreign trade zone. That is why we use ISCM and why I would recommend ISCM to anyone for whom compliance with U.S. Customs regulations in their FTZ operations is a prerequisite for success."
2019-07-17T15:20:39+00:00
Vice President "Our business model requires the uninterrupted movement of a significant volume of finished goods, parts and accessories across international borders – particularly into and out of the United States - which is a challenge in a dynamic trade environment.  We have a sophisticated import/export compliance group, but when specific foreign trade zone operating advice is needed, we rely on ISCM.  ISCM personnel have had the practical, hands-on experience of actually administering/operating a foreign trade zone. That is why we use ISCM and why I would recommend ISCM to anyone for whom compliance with U.S. Customs regulations in their FTZ operations is a prerequisite for success."

Nick Felice

President/CEO / Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation

"As an economic development professional it was refreshing to work with a company that really understood the needs of the international business community, as well as those of the civic groups and officials charged with diversifying the local economy.  ISCM quickly focused us on the tasks that would be productive to reach our goals, and helped us understand aspects of foreign-trade zone setup and administration that had not been clear to us before.  I recommend they be the first call for any organization considering the FTZ program."
2019-07-17T15:19:52+00:00
President/CEO / Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation "As an economic development professional it was refreshing to work with a company that really understood the needs of the international business community, as well as those of the civic groups and officials charged with diversifying the local economy.  ISCM quickly focused us on the tasks that would be productive to reach our goals, and helped us understand aspects of foreign-trade zone setup and administration that had not been clear to us before.  I recommend they be the first call for any organization considering the FTZ program."

Anna Adamski

Corporate Secretary and Management Board / Tele-Fonika Cable Americas Corporation

"Our CEO did an analysis that said our FTZ project would improve our margins and help us expand our export opportunities.  That is a significant cost reduction for our distribution company.  ISCM guided us through every step of the process and now supports our successful zone project via email, telephone, and in person whenever we request."
2019-07-17T15:19:07+00:00
Corporate Secretary and Management Board / Tele-Fonika Cable Americas Corporation "Our CEO did an analysis that said our FTZ project would improve our margins and help us expand our export opportunities.  That is a significant cost reduction for our distribution company.  ISCM guided us through every step of the process and now supports our successful zone project via email, telephone, and in person whenever we request."

Kristi Pollard

President & CEO / Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

"Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. has been fortunate to be able to utilize the expertise of ISCM to usher us through the entire process of setting up a foreign-trade zone . The team at ICSM has worked tirelessly with government officials in our area and in Washington, D.C. to shepherd our application though the complicated FTZ approval process.  They also helped us understand the role of the administrator and helped us through the entire implementation process. We are so pleased with the care and time ICSM took to explain our responsibilities to ensure that we were fully prepared when our approval was given by the FTZ Board. ICSM and their team are true professionals who are extremely knowledgeable and helpful which is why they should be any entity’s first call when investigating a foreign-trade zone."
2019-07-17T15:17:01+00:00
President & CEO / Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation "Jefferson County Economic Development Corp. has been fortunate to be able to utilize the expertise of ISCM to usher us through the entire process of setting up a foreign-trade zone . The team at ICSM has worked tirelessly with government officials in our area and in Washington, D.C. to shepherd our application though the complicated FTZ approval process.  They also helped us understand the role of the administrator and helped us through the entire implementation process. We are so pleased with the care and time ICSM took to explain our responsibilities to ensure that we were fully prepared when our approval was given by the FTZ Board. ICSM and their team are true professionals who are extremely knowledgeable and helpful which is why they should be any entity’s first call when investigating a foreign-trade zone."

Col (ret) Douglas Lengenfelder, USAF

Former Presidential Commissioner

"I am no stranger in Washington, but we reached out to ISCM when we needed someone to go to bat for us with the specific DC officials that had to support our project.  Ever mindful of budget constraints, we had been working independently on our foreign-trade zone project without making much headway.  Things really started to happen once we got ISCM involved, and now FTZ #295 has been established to support employment in our southwest Pennsylvania business community."
2019-07-17T15:16:16+00:00
Former Presidential Commissioner "I am no stranger in Washington, but we reached out to ISCM when we needed someone to go to bat for us with the specific DC officials that had to support our project.  Ever mindful of budget constraints, we had been working independently on our foreign-trade zone project without making much headway.  Things really started to happen once we got ISCM involved, and now FTZ #295 has been established to support employment in our southwest Pennsylvania business community."

Lee Churchwell

Logistics Manager/FTZ Administrator / Kubota Manufacturing of America/Kubota Industrial Equipment

"Don’t tell Sean, but most of the consultants we talked to told us our FTZ project was impossible.  ISCM showed us the changes we would need to make to our approach in order to make our vision a reality.  Now we produce over 200,000 tractors, implements and utility vehicles per year on 11 production lines in 5 different Georgia factories using the Foreign-Trade Zones program.  They not only showed us exactly what to do, but helped us along every step on the way, and now support our growing zone project whenever we need it."
2019-07-17T15:15:30+00:00
Logistics Manager/FTZ Administrator / Kubota Manufacturing of America/Kubota Industrial Equipment "Don’t tell Sean, but most of the consultants we talked to told us our FTZ project was impossible.  ISCM showed us the changes we would need to make to our approach in order to make our vision a reality.  Now we produce over 200,000 tractors, implements and utility vehicles per year on 11 production lines in 5 different Georgia factories using the Foreign-Trade Zones program.  They not only showed us exactly what to do, but helped us along every step on the way, and now support our growing zone project whenever we need it."