Compliance at the Start: Getting Involved in Your Up-Front Process to Ensure Compliance

We all know compliance is critical—it’s no longer an industry buzzword, but a necessary component of your company’s sourcing operations. It’s also critical that compliance be a part of your company’s operations every step of the way, including your up-front process. 

On Wednesday, October 30thJanet Takushi, a senior consultant to Livingston International who spent 11 years in Customs compliance including developing and managing the compliance programs for two subsidiaries of multi-billion dollar apparel importers, provided expert insight into how to get more involved in your company’s up-front process and ensure compliance every step of the way.  Learn how to get involved and what’s critical to compliance at every stage from product conception to final destination delivery, to ensure supplier compliance and oversight, proper classification, proper valuation, assists, labeling and testing requirements, and record-keeping, while sticking to your budget and other company criteria. All too often, the professionals in charge of these areas either do not recognize potential compliance issues  or unaware when appropriate to communicate relevant information to the right people, but the entire company needs to be on board with your compliance plan and understand why it’s so important. 

North America’s number one company focused on customs brokerage and compliance, Livingston International also offers trade consulting, global trade management, TradeSphere® global trade automation software and international freight forwarding solutions. With 3,200 employees at more than 125 locations around the world, Livingston helps clients manage their customs, trade and shipping needs from end-to-end. 

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