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Seminar: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Don't Risk Your CFIA Goods Being Held Up at the Border

Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a session related to goods regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). By attending this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of how CFIA and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) interact. The knowledge you will acquire will expedite your shipments rather than trigger costly delays. This session will be of interest to commercial/professional importers, business owners, operation managers, carriers, controllers, purchasers, warehouse managers, freight coordinators, shippers and receivers. This is a great opportunity for businesses with newly hired logistics staff to receive cost-effective training and/or refresh their awareness of cross-border trade. If you are importing regulated goods on both sides of the border, we offer a full day seminar covering both CFIA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CFIA Regulated Goods & Related Industries:

Seafood, produce, grocery, meat, wood and lumber, horticulture, livestock, animal feed and drugs, pet food, vitamins and supplements.


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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:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Acts and regulations
  • Licensing, imports and permits
  • Documentation requirements
  • Wood Packaging - Canada and USA
  • The customs release process
  • Interaction between CBSA and CFIA
  • Monetary penalties and surviving an audit


Date, Times and Location:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT   FDA 
#2 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT   CFIA
#3 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT   FDA and CFIA combined session

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

Registration Information:

Fee: The cost of the CFIA session is $95 CAD plus tax. The cost to attend a combined FDA and CFIA 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:

Friday, September 19, 2014 
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated

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