DELEON TRADE LLC

Customs Compliance Consultants

 

Deleon Trade is a U.S. Customs compliance and International Trade consulting firm focused on assisting importers navigate the complexity of U.S. Customs import regulations.

 

Our team of trade auditors consists of former U.S. Customs auditors and U.S. Customs audit supervisors with experience across multiple industries, programs and commodities.  We have extensive experience assisting importers with multiple facets of the import compliance process: this includes assistance with Focused Assessment AuditsRisk Assessment AuditsPost Entry AuditsQuick Response AuditsStatistical Sampling Plan Development and ExecutionCustoms Reconciliation ProgramImporter Self Assessment ProgramFirst Sale Valuation and with development and implementation of Import Compliance Programs and Manuals.  

 

Our clients include small and mid-size firms and large multinational companies across multiple economic sectors including energy, industrials, consumer, technology, healthcare, telecommunications and materials.

 

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Upcoming Webinars, Conferences and Presentations

 

 

Advanced Topics

Virtual Workshop Series

 

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

Session 1

ADVANCED TRANSACTION VALUE AUDITING PART 1

CBP Valuation Auditing and Transactional Auditing

John Metrich & Cindy Deleon

10:00 am - Noon CST

 

Part One of this one-of-a-kind Customs Valuation Auditing and Transactional Auditing Course
will be led by former CBP Auditors with decades of experience and will include:

- CBP Valuation Auditing Example

- Transaction Value Criteria

- Proof of Payment

- Value Deductions

 -Foreign Currency

 

 

Session 2

POST ENTRY AUDITS AND CUSTOMS RECONCILIATION

Kristin Simonson & Cindy Deleon

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

 

The course on Post Entry Audits & Customs Reconciliation will include:

- Best Practices for Post Entry Audits

- Information on Internal Audit of the CBP Reconciliation Program

- Potential Increases in Recon Audits & Penalties and How to Prepare

- Proper Documentation for Reconciliations

 

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

 

Session 3

ADVANCED TRANSACTION VALUE AUDITING PART 2

CBP Additions to Value and General Ledger Auditing

John Metrich & Cindy Deleon

10:00 am - Noon CST

 

Part Two of the Customs Valuation Auditing and Transactional Auditing Course will include:

- Accounting Basics

- Additions to Value Criteria

- General Ledger Auditing

 

 

Session 4

ADVANCED USMCA AUDITS & VERIFICATIONS

Cindy Deleon & Melissa Shanahan

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

 

This Advanced USMCA course will include:

- USMCA Audits

- Tariff Shift Case Study

- Net Cost & RVC Case Study

- Inventory Methods of Fungibility

- USMCA Verifications & Audits Recordkeeping

 

 

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Registration Cost

One Two-Hour Workshop Session: $95

Two Workshop Sessions: $150 (20% discount) 

All Four Workshop Sessions: $300 (20% discount)

 

Registration is OPEN
 

* 2 CCS credits per workshop session (8 CCS credits total) have been
requested from NCBFAA NEI and are pending approval

 

ADVANCED TOPICS IN
CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE

CONFERENCE 2021

 

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2021

Omni Hotel - Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

The Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference (ATCC) brings together import and export professionals, legal counsel, customs brokers and other international trade professionals in a highly productive two-day event in Houston, Texas. 

The 2021 conference will offer separate tracks dedicated to Advanced Imports, Advanced Exports and other Trade-related topics, and Trade Basics for trade professionals needing a refresher on international trade fundamentals. 

Past Events

 

 

The Center for the United States and Mexico

and the Baker Institute
at Rice University 

 

 

Present:

 

A Five-Part Webinar Series on the Implementation of the USMCA

 

 

Part 1.  A CONVERSATION ON RATIFYING AND IMPLEMENTING THE USMCA:
A VIEW FROM CONGRESS

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

FEATURED SPEAKERS

The Honorable Kevin Brady 
U.S. Representative, Texas' 8th congressional district; Ranking Member, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives                               

The Honorable Don Beyer 
U.S. Representative, Virginia's 8th congressional district; Member, Subcommittee on Trade, Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

MODERATOR

David Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute

Part 2.  Investment Protection under the New NAFTA:
Problems and Prospects

Thursday, September 24, 2020
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Céline Lévesque 
Professor of Law, University of Ottawa; President, Canadian Council on International Law 

Simon Lester, J.D.
Associate Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies

Hugo Perezcano
Attorney and International Trade Consultant 

MODERATOR 

George Gonzalez, J.D.
Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Part 3.  ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE USMCA’S NEW RULES
ON THE AUTO SECTOR

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Leila Aridi Afas
Director, International Public Policy at Toyota, North America 

Flavio Volpe
President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association

Ruth R. Hughs, J.D. 
Texas Secretary of State 

MODERATOR

David Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute

 

Part 4.  IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT UNDER
THE USMCA

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Irasema Coronado, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University 

Elizabeth Trujillo, J.D.
Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center; Founding Director, Initiative on Global Law and Policy for the Americas

MODERATOR

David Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute

Part 5.  CROSS-BORDER CUSTOMS ISSUES IN USMCA IMPLEMENTATION
AFTER FIVE MONTHS

 

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
 

 

The focus of this webinar — the final in the series on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) — will be the real-world impact of the many changes on enterprises engaged in cross-border trade. These changes range from new requirements for certificates of origin to high de minimis levels for package deliveries to Mexico and Canada. Such rules, if properly implemented, will benefit millions of North American businesses and consumers.

This event is the last in a series of five webinars on the USMCAeach webinar in the series features outstanding experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada and provides viewers with up-to-date information on the progress, successes and challenges of putting the USMCA’s provisions into practice. This panel was organized in collaboration with Deleon Trade LLC.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Cindy de Leon
Founder and Senior Trade Auditor, Deleon Trade LLC; former Senior Auditor and Assistant Field Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Regulatory Audit Division, Chicago 

Federico (Kiko) Zuniga
Director, Educational Institute at the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America

Queena Fan
Director, USMCA Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

MODERATOR

David A. Gantz, J.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in Trade and International Economics, Baker Institute
 

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