Measure 7.5 - Post-clearance audit

7.5

Post-clearance Audit

1
With a view to expediting the release of goods, each Member shall adopt or maintain post-clearance audit to ensure compliance with customs and other related laws and regulations.
2
Each Member shall select a person or a consignment for post-clearance audit in a risk-based manner, which may include appropriate selectivity criteria. Each Member shall conduct post-clearance audits in a transparent manner. Where the person is involved in the audit process and conclusive results have been achieved the Member shall, without delay, notify the person whose record is audited of the results, the person's rights and obligations, and the reasons for the results.
3
The information obtained in post-clearance audit may be used in further administrative or judicial proceedings.
4
Members shall, wherever practicable, use the result of post-clearance audit in applying risk management.