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Seminar: Canadian Customs Compliance

Don't Let the Border Hinder Your International Shipments into Canada

Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a seminar on Canadian Customs Compliance. The seminar will focus on compliance and regulations of goods imported into Canada. This is a great opportunity for businesses with newly hired logistics staff to receive cost-effective training and/or refresh their awareness in the transportation industry. This session is open to business owners, operation managers, purchasers and warehouse managers. We will cover such topics as: customs regulations, required documentation, North American Free Trade Agreement eligibility and the logistics of seamless cross-border shipping. The knowledge gained at this seminar could directly affect your shipments crossing the border. Shipment delays and possible penalties issued by Canada Border Services Agency could be the result of not being informed. If you are importing goods on both sides of the border, we offer a full day seminar on both Canadian and U.S. Customs Compliance.

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*5 points towards maintenance of the CCS/CTCS designation(s) will be awarded by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB).


Patti O'Malley, CCS, CTCS
Certified Customs Specialist and Certified Trade Compliance Specialist with 30 years of experience in Canada-bound importations.

Topics Include:

  • Role of Canadian customs broker
  • Responsibility of the importer
  • CBSA and Other Government Departments (OGDs)
  • Trade agreements
  • Harmonized System Tariff and Classification
  • Entry types and documents
  • Invoice requirements
  • Exporting basics
  • Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
  • CBSA audits
  • Partners in Protection (PIP)

Date, Times and Location:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

#1 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  PDT   Canadian Customs Compliance
#2 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm PDT    U.S. Customs Compliance
#3 9:00 am – 3:30 pm PDT     U.S. and Canadian Customs Compliance combined session 

Pacific Customs Brokers - Seminar Room
101 - 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC

Registration Information:

Fee: The cost of the Canadian Customs Compliance session is $95 CAD plus tax. The cost to attend a combined Canadian and U.S. Customs Compliance session is $145 CAD plus tax (breakfast and lunch included). Lunch is served at 12:00 pm.

How to Register:

Submit the completed registration via email, fax or mail with your payment information to:

Fax: 604.531.3120

Pacific Customs Brokers
Attn: Trade Compliance Education
101 - 17637 1st Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3S 9S1

Contact Information:

Trade Compliance Education Team
Phone 888.538.1566

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated

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