Importer Self-Assessment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) offers qualified importers exemptions from certain security inspections and comprehensive audits, as well as expedited cargo release services.

The ISA program has a thorough application and certification process – one that can be a drain on your time and resources if you’re not adequately prepared. That’s where a company like Livingston can help.

Importer Self-Assessment: Mastering the application process

Backed by our decades of customs and trade experience and long-standing relationship with Customs, we offer a complete ISA pre-certification evaluation package.

The complete evaluation package includes the following:

  • Application review meetings including interviews with your staff, validation of internal control and self-testing processes and more.
  • Development of a SmartMap™ that helps you visualize your compliance strengths, gaps and weaknesses
  • Preparation of an ISA Readiness Evaluation Report
  • Participation in ISA Team Acceptance review meeting with representatives from the Offices of International Trade, Field Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Regulations and Rulings

We can also step in to help you shore up any areas of your compliance operations that may be a concern before you begin the formal application process.

Expedite your ISA certification

While the conventional approval process, which involves CBP performing the ISA evaluation, can take as long as a year in some cases. With Livingston’s expertise on your side, you can expedite the end-to-end evaluation, completing it in as little as 120 days.

Give us a call today to begin an evaluation of your ISA-readiness!