Importer Services

Importers of Record Services play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with customs regulations. Our team of experts provide a range of services aimed to help importers navigate the complex world of customs regulations, ensuring that they are operating within the law and minimizing the risk of penalties or fines. By partnering with Deleon Trade, importers can streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and avoid costly mistakes.

Facing CBP audits can be daunting, but our team of former Customs Auditors and Audit Supervisors is here to guide you through each step. From Audit Surveys to in-depth Focused Assessments, we not only prepare you for what to expect but actively assist in responding to requests for information. Our seasoned experts attend site visits while CBP is present, leveraging their extensive experience to navigate audits effectively, ensuring a successful outcome.

When it comes to statistical sampling, our team of former Customs Auditors stands out with in-depth knowledge and training. We assist clients in developing and implementing statistical sampling methods, ensuring accuracy and compliance with U.S. Customs requests. By efficiently reviewing import data without having to examine every transaction, statistical sampling allows auditors to draw conclusions and determine compliance with U.S. Customs laws and regulations.


Internal controls play a pivotal role in ensuring compliance, and our auditors are well-versed in developing, testing, and evaluating systems of internal control. Most importers overlook the Risk Assessment component, but we specialize in developing and implementing risk assessments, including macro-based AD/CVD risk assessments. Our comprehensive post entry audit programs are designed to test the accuracy of import entry declarations and identify discrepancies with customs laws and regulations.

Forced labor poses a significant risk to supply chains, and our auditors work collaboratively with law firm partners to address Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act (UFLPA) detentions. Whether it's securing the release of detained goods or designing a due diligence strategy, we provide actionable advice to help companies efficiently address their forced labor risks. Partner with us to enhance supplier onboarding and gain practical insights that minimize business disruption while ensuring ethical practices in your supply chain.

Do you know your basis of appraisement?  It is one of the first questions CBP will ask in any value review.  Our team is also well versed in general ledger reviews to identify undeclared additions to value (e.g. commissions, royalties, assists, packing, and proceeds) as CBP would during an audit. Our team of trained auditors also conducts first sale valuation assessments to ensure compliance, reduce duties, and develop robust internal controls. Partner with us to achieve optimal results in customs valuation.

Reconciliation enables importers to amend entry summary elements previously undetermined. From transfer price adjustments to assists and royalties, our experienced team provides comprehensive support throughout the reconciliation process. Trust us to guide you through the intricacies, ensuring compliance with U.S. Customs requirements and minimizing risks associated with valuation discrepancies, enabling you to focus on your business operations with confidence.

Our team of former Customs Auditors brings extensive training in free trade agreements (FTAs) to the table. From USMCA to GSP, we not only assist in rule of origin analysis but also conduct audits to ensure products qualify under specific FTA rules. With experience in assisting clients during audits conducted by customs officials in different countries, we help you confidently navigate the complex world of FTAs, ensuring compliance and maximizing the benefits available.

Every importer is unique, and their compliance programs should be too. We specialize in assisting importers in developing and implementing comprehensive U.S. Customs import compliance programs and manuals tailored to their specific needs. During an audit, having written policies and procedures is crucial, and our experts ensure these documents describe detailed internal controls to ensure compliance in each risk area.

Accurate tariff classification is essential across industries. Whether building a classification database, analyzing existing databases, or classifying new products or components, our focus on detail and reasoned judgment ensures robust classification solutions tailored to your business. Optimize opportunities afforded by current trade programs, and verify that your products have been properly classified to ensure compliance and maximize efficiency.

Education is key to compliance, and our team has conducted numerous training sessions covering various import topics. We are passionate about training ensuring we delve beyond the theory into addressing the challenges of practical implementation!  From large conferences (ATCC) to in-house and on-the-job training, we are dedicated to providing quality education and creating unique networking environments. Explore our Customs 101 and customized training sessions to stay informed and set your team up for success.

The Customs and Trade Partnership Against terrorism (CTPAT) is a partnership between CBP and the trade community, designed for compliant companies. Benefits include expedited clearance, removal from the Focused Assessment audit pool, and expedited UFLPA detention review. We assist clients throughout the CTPAT application process, from conducting internal reviews to participating in the Application Review Meeting (ARM). Leverage our expertise in every aspect of the process, including annual self-testing and notification letter preparation.

Why Choose a Third-Party Trade Consultant?

Expertise: Access to a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Efficiency: Streamline operations and reduce compliance risks.
Objectivity: Unbiased assessments for sustainable improvement.

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