High Risk Series:

Managing the Customs Service

HR-93-14: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.

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GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's ability to effectively enforce trade law and maintain effective financial controls.

GAO found that: (1) Customs needs to define trade enforcement in terms of increased detection of violations, increased voluntary compliance by importers, and increased collections of duties; (2) Customs needs to develop an institutional standard for measuring the significance of trade violations; (3) Customs has not managed its information resources effectively; (4) Customs employees often lack basic information needed to assess the effectiveness of trade enforcement efforts; (5) Customs continues to face the challenge of establishing adequate accountability and control over its resources; and (6) Customs needs to improve both its accounting for and controls over property.

Below are the reports in this series:

High Risk Series: Farmers Home Administration's Farm Loan Programs HR-93-1, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Guaranteed Student Loans HR-93-2, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Bank Insurance Fund HR-93-3, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Resolution Trust Corporation HR-93-4, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation HR-93-5, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Medicare Claims HR-93-6, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Defense Weapons Systems Acquisition HR-93-7, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Defense Contract Pricing HR-93-8, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Department of Energy Contract Management HR-93-9, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Superfund Program Management HR-93-10, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: NASA Contract Management HR-93-11, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management HR-93-12, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Internal Revenue Service Receivables HR-93-13, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Managing the Customs Service HR-93-14, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Management of Overseas Real Property HR-93-15, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Federal Transit Administration Grant Management HR-93-16, Dec 1, 1992

High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs HR-93-17, Dec 1, 1992

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