CBP to evaluate drawback program compliance

After an audit of US Customs’ drawback process by the Department of Homeland Security revealed that drawback is “a material weakness for CBP internal audit controls over financial reporting,” US Customs will be undertaking a Drawback Compliance Measurement (DCM) program to determine the scope of the deficiencies.

Under the DCM test, which will take place during the calendar year 2012, US Customs drawback specialists will review a sample pool of drawback claims that liquidated the previous month.  Once the test is complete, CBP will determine next steps.

How will DCM test affect filers?  There may be an increase in requests for constructed paperless entries, and the need to provide information to an office that reviews a claim, which might be different from that where the drawback claim is filed.

The official notice can be found here.

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