Trade Compliance Education and Development


SeminarsPacific Customs Brokers aims to keep importers and exporters informed on changing customs regulations while educating them on the consequences of non-compliance. Whether you are new to importing, exporting or are seeking training on the movement of international goods, our trade compliance program will aim to match your needs.

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Trade Compliance Webinars and Seminars

At our trade compliance webinars and seminars you will learn best practices on being compliant with trade regulations to help you expedite shipments rather than trigger costly delays. Every session includes adequate time for audience participation and the opportunity to get answers to your questions from our presenters or other subject matter experts.

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Webinars

In a fast-paced industry, efficiency becomes just as important as staying compliant. Our globally accessible, cost-effective, concise webinars are a convenient way for trade professionals to stay ahead of new regulations with international trade and gain additional knowledge in key areas right from the comfort of their desk.

Seminars

At these in-person sessions, our experts share their knowledge through interactive lessons, compelling stories and workshop elements. Choose from a wider variety of trade topics than in our webinar format and connect with other like-minded professionals. Every attendee gets to take home a set of course materials and receives a Certificate of Completion in the mail. Many of our courses can also earn you points and credits towards the maintenance of your industry designations.

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If you have questions or would like to have certain topics covered in our trade compliance education program, please email us at education@pcb.ca or call us at 888.538.1566 (toll free).

Customized Training Sessions

We often tailor seminars and webinars to suit your unique industry and business needs. Our experts break down complex trade topics into simple and applicable concepts.

Topics include

  • Fundamentals of importing into Canada and the USA
  • Responsibilities of the Importer of Record
  • Customs compliance regulations and best practices
  • Advantages of non-resident importing
  • In-depth review of the harmonized system tariff classification
  • Guidance in working with Participating Government Agencies (PGA)
  • Choosing supply chain partners
  • Advantages of free trade agreements
  • Impacts of new trade agreements
  • Global supply chain best practices
  • Importing produce into Canada

We have successfully delivered seminars and webinars for:

  • Large corporations
  • Small businesses
  • Credit management associations
  • Government agencies and departments
  • Trade associations
  • Industries such as capital projects and infrastructure, heavy equipment, sports, special events, agriculture, and produce

For more information or to discuss your unique training needs, contact us at education@pcb.ca or call us at 888.538.1566 (toll free).

Global Trade Events

The spectrum of industries engaged in international trade is vast. Pacific Customs Brokers is often called upon to speak at industry events due to our credibility and knowledge in working with businesses of all sizes. We always welcome opportunities to collaborate on industry events.

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Upcoming Global Trade Events

Contact us at education@pcb.ca or call us at 888.538.1566 (toll free) to discuss your next event.

Trade Compliance Experts and Speakers

While Pacific Customs Brokers' Trade Advisors specialize in supporting clients in customs compliance, H.S. tariff classification, free trade agreements and customs audits on a daily basis, they also enjoy sharing their expertise at live presentations. With over 30 years of skill in international trade, they speak from real-life experiences on a variety of trade issues. From keynote presentations to breakout sessions, our Trade Advisors frequently speak at locations around Canada and the U.S. at events such as:

  • Conferences
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Trade shows
  • Panel discussions
  • Customized training sessions

Current Experts Include

Aimee Miller

Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with 14 years of experience in the international trade and transportation industry. Aimee is the Operations Supervisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

April Collier

Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 33 years' experience in the import-export industry. April is a Senior Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Breanna Leininger

Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with 10 years' experience in the import-export industry. Breanna is the Operations Manager with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Cherie Storms

Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist and Certified Trade Compliance Specialist with over 12 years' experience in the import-export industry. Cherie is the Operations Manager with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Gloria Terhaar

Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and Licensed Customs Broker with over 12 years' experience in Canadian customs brokerage. Gloria is a Release Operations Supervisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Jan Brock

Retired Chief of Operations with Canada Border Services Agency for the Pacific Highway and Abbotsford Huntingdon Commercial Operations. Jan is a Senior Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Joshua Salwitz

Licensed U.S. Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 11 years of industry experience. Joshua is the Trade Compliance Supervisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Mandy Miles

Certified Customs Specialist and Certified Trade Compliance Specialist with over 7 years of experience in Canada-bound brokerage. Mandy is the Customs Technical Trainer for Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Mike Wright

Licensed Customs Broker, Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association graduate with over 25 years' experience in Canadian customs brokerage. Mike is a Trade Compliance Specialist with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Natalie Berry

Certified Customs Specialist with over 3 years of experience in U.S. customs brokerage and now focuses on air and ocean shipments with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Patti O'Malley

Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association graduate with over 33 years of experience in Canada-bound importations. Patti is a Senior Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).

Robin Olafson

Certified Professional Freight Forwarder and previous CIFFA educator brings over 35 years of transportation and logistics experience. Robin is a Freight Forwarder specializing in Perishables with PCB Freight Management.

Ron McConnell

General Manager with sister-company PCB Freight Management, Ron oversees all aspects of the company's freight operations including business development and brings with him over 30 years of logistics industry experience.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

See a list of our upcoming speaking engagements here.

For more information about our speakers or to inquire about speaker availability, contact us at education@pcb.ca or call us at 888.538.1566 (toll free).

Professional Development

Our trade compliance seminars and webinars are a convenient way for trade and logistics professionals to stay ahead of new regulations with international trade. They also make for a cost-effective training tool by providing excellent education for someone in a new role, a new employee, or guidance for yourself.

The Law Society of British Columbia and professional accounting associations have joined the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) and the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) in accrediting many of our courses to earn you points and credits towards the maintenance of your industry designations.

Earn credits towards the maintenance of:

CSCB Professional Development
  1. Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)
  2. Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS)
NEI Continuing Education
  1. U.S. Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)
  2. Certified Export Specialist (CES)

Is your industry association or governing body not listed above? Enquire with our team at education@pcb.ca or call us at 888.538.1566 (toll free) to learn if attending a course could count towards your professional development credits.