Customs Revenue Fraud Enforcement: Any Such Thing?

Law360, New York (November 18, 2009, 1:58 PM EST) -- It has become a common enough response from the clients of customs law practitioners in recent years:

"Why should we participate in the Importer Self Assessment Program (ISA)? We haven't seen Customs Regulatory Audit in nearly a decade. I don't think we need to do anything to get less audits or focused assessments. Participating in ISA may actually trigger something."

After an initial round of enthusiasm for C-TPAT, practitioners are getting similar responses — that there are no real tangible benefits in these "partnering programs," because...
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