Trade Regulatory Audit (TRA) performs audits to address a potential risk, violation or specific concern submitted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or Partner Government Agencies (PGAs). The Focused Assessment will have a broad objective; TRA may perform audits other than Focused Assessments that will have a very specific objective. The audit objectives are developed to address the stakeholder's needs and the work performed is tailored to meet those objectives.
Risk Analysis and Survey Assessments
Risk Analysis and Survey Assessments (RASAs) are other professional services (i.e., nonaudit services) performed under the authority of 19 United States Code (U.S.C.) §1509(a). RASAs allow CBP to quickly and efficiently evaluate entity/entities relative to a specific area or issue of special interest to CBP, without CBP and the import community committing substantial time and resources required by an audit. RASAs are a collaborative, multifaceted process based on cooperation, information sharing, and joint decision making between the Office of Trade, other components of CBP, other Department of Homeland Security entities, and/or PGAs, as appropriate. RASAs may be used to address e-allegations, Congressional interests, or to more efficiently identify candidates warranting further attention. Rather than a formal report, companies visited receive a letter describing the outcome of transactions reviewed as part of the RASA.