A risk-based approach to assess import compliance with trade laws and regulations. The audit reviews provide a systematic approach to data collection and an analysis of data to determine the likelihood of noncompliance, which includes assessing risks by reviewing corporate controls over trade compliance.
The Regulatory Audit Field and Branch Offices are responsible for auditing major importers and other entities involved in international trade compliance with laws and regulations governing the importation and exportation of merchandise.
The Focused Assessment Program is an example of a risk-based approach to audits.
The Quick Response Audits are single-issue audits with a narrow focus which cover a variety of audits that will have limited objectives as opposed to the complete evaluation of a company's Customs and Border Protection activities in the focused assessment program.