Trade Compliance Education


SeminarsPacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and webinars to assist business owners, importers, managers, CFOs, purchasers and shippers on a variety of Canada Customs and U.S. Customs related topics. The responsibility of the importer of record has increased substantially in the past few years and Canada and the U.S. Customs hold the importer ultimately accountable when auditing, assessing penalties, and when determining if the importing practices are compliant with Customs regulations. Whether you are a novice or require some re-training on the movement of international goods, our educational program will be well worth your time. We offer full and half day seminars as well as live and pre-recorded webinars.

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Webinar Topics

  • Basics of Importing into Canada
  • Basics of Importing into USA
  • Part II. Importing into Canada
  • Part II. Importing into the USA
  • Part I. NAFTA
  • Part II. NAFTA
  • FDA Regulated Goods
  • CFIA Regulated Goods

More webinars coming soon

Seminar and Workshop Topics

  • Canada Customs Audit - 5 points
  • Canadian Customs Compliance - 5 points
  • ACI eManifest
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - 5 points
  • Doing Business in the USA
  • Fundamentals of Shipping to Canada
  • Global Export
  • H.S. Tariff and Classification
  • NAFTA and Other Free Trade Agreements - 5 points
  • Partners in Protection (PIP)
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • U.S. Customs Audit - 5 points
  • U.S. Customs Compliance - 5 points
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - 5 points
  • U.S. Customs Clearance Guidelines

Registrants that hold a valid Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or Certified TradeCompliance Specialist (CTCS) designation will be awarded 5 points towards their designation by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers for topics marked above.

Upon completion of these seminars, registrants will receive a certificate of completion.

Pacific Customs Brokers also offers customized seminars and webinars to suit a specific industry or company upon request.

Please call us to discuss your education requirements or with your questions:

  • North American Toll Free: 888.538.1566
  • Phone: 604.538.1566
  • Email: seminars@pcb.ca

Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

Webinars

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Seminars

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Catalogue of Trade Compliance Seminars and Webinars

  • Completed - ACI eManifest - February 04, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    Pacific Customs Brokers will be offering an ACI eManifest session for carriers and self-carrying importers. This session will answer questions, offer practical solutions and help assist with preparation for the ACI eManifest regulations to take effect. The intent of the ACI Program is to provide Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers with electronic pre-arrival cargo and conveyance, shipper and importer data prior to arrival at the border. This session will be of interest to: truck owners and operators, self-carry importers, operation managers, drivers, dispatchers, and shippers. When ACI eManifest-enabling regulations are expected to be in place, requirements will be mandatory and non-compliant carriers could be subject to penalties. Additionally, it is important to note that even though you may be set up for ACE eManifest into the USA you will still be required to set up for ACI eManfiest into Canada.

  • Completed - ACI eManifest Forum with CBSA - February 06, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    The Canada Border Services Agency in cooperation with Pacific Customs Brokers and ABC Customs Brokers, are hosting an information forum to assist industry stakeholders in final preparation for the pending ACI eManifest enforcement deadline of May 1, 2013. Concerns related to shipments containing multiple bills of lading and how these are to be handled will be addressed by CBSA. This forum will be held in a “town hall” format, offering attendees the opportunity to ask senior officials of CBSA and CFIA questions. Please submit your ACI eManifest questions to Pacific Customs Brokers prior to Monday, February 4th, 2013.

  • Completed - ACI eManifest Session - May 07, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    This session will answer questions, offer practical solutions and help assist with preparation for the ACI eManifest regulations to take effect November 1, 2012. This session will be of interest to: truck owners and operators, self-carry importers, operation managers, drivers, dispatchers, shippers. May 1, 2013, when ACI eManifest-enabling regulations are expected to be in place, requirements will be mandatory and non-compliant carriers could be subject to penalties. Additionally, it is important to note that even though you may be set up for ACE eManifest into the USA you will still be required to set up for ACI eManfiest into Canada.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - April 03, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - September 11, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Basics of Importing into Canada - November 06, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - September 25, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training on your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. Tariff and Classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - October 17, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - November 07, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into Canada - January 09, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or require some re-training in your Customs knowledge for shipments crossing internationally, then this 60 minute online event will be suited to you. Join us for an overview of the parties involved, H.S. tariff and classification, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements. Plus, we will walk you through the shipment process from the seller to the delivery destination. We will conclude the session by discussing the possible risks of non-compliance with Canada Border Services Agency and other government departments.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - April 17, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - September 11, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - October 16, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - September 26, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - October 17, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - November 07, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - Basics of Importing into the USA - January 09, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If you are a novice or you require some re-training on the physical movement of goods across the border, then this online event will be suited to you. The topics covered in this 60 minute overview will include parties involved in international trade, compliance considerations, completing accurate documentation, eligibility for NAFTA and other free trade agreements, and possible consequences of non-compliance. The information provided will give you the tools to navigate your shipment from the seller, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies, to the place of delivery.

  • Completed - C-TPAT and PIP - October 02, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    This combined seminar on C-TPAT and PIP will be of interest to importers, business owners, compliance managers, operation managers, warehouse managers, freight consolidators, foreign manufacturers and carriers. Both programs are voluntary government-business initiatives to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and border security.

  • Completed - C-TPAT and PIP - May 16, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    This combined seminar on C-TPAT & PIP will be of interest to importers, business owners, compliance managers, operation managers, warehouse managers, freight consolidators, foreign manufacturers and carriers. Both programs are voluntary government-business initiatives to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and border security.

  • Canada Customs Audit - October 23, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If your business is exporting or importing goods into the Canada as a Resident or a Non-Resident Importer (NRI), you should be aware that at some point, you are likely to be selected for an audit process by Canada Border Services Agency. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the term  “reason to believe”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. Included with your registration, Pacific Customs Brokers will provide a free 30 minute consultation at our office or by phone with advanced booking (bookings taken 14 days prior to date of seminar to a maximum 7 days following).

  • Completed - Canada Customs Audit - September 18, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If your business is exporting or importing goods into the Canada as a Resident or a Non-Resident Importer (NRI), you should be aware that at some point, you are likely to be selected for an audit process by Canada Border Services Agency. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the term  “reason to believe”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. Included with your registration, Pacific Customs Brokers will provide a free 30 minute consultation at our office or by phone with advanced booking (bookings taken 14 days prior to date of seminar to a maximum 7 days following).

  • Completed - Canada Customs Audit - April 25, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If your business is exporting or importing goods into the Canada, whether you are a Resident or a Non-Resident Importer (NRI), you should be aware that at some point, you are likely to be selected for an audit process by Canada Border Services Agency. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the term  “reason to believe”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. Included with your registration, Pacific Customs Brokers will provide a free 30 minute consultation at our office or by phone with advanced booking (bookings taken 14 days prior to date of seminar to a maximum 7 days following).

  • Completed - Canada Customs Audit - March 20, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If your business is exporting or importing goods into the Canada, whether you are a Resident or a Non-Resident Importer (NRI), you should be aware that at some point, you are likely to be selected for an audit process by Canada Border Services Agency. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the term  “reason to believe”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. Included with your registration, Pacific Customs Brokers will provide a free 30 minute consultation at our office or by phone with advanced booking (bookings taken 14 days prior to date of seminar to a maximum 7 days following).

  • Completed - Canada Customs Audit - May 29, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    If your business is exporting or importing goods into the Canada, whether you are a Resident or a Non-Resident Importer (NRI), you should be aware that at some point, you are likely to be selected for an audit process by Canada Border Services Agency. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the term  “reason to believe”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. Included with your registration, Pacific Customs Brokers will provide a free 30 minute consultation at our office or by phone with advanced booking (bookings taken 14 days prior to date of seminar to a maximum 7 days following).

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - July 17, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    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. 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.

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - September 04, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    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. 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.

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - October 09, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    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. 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.

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - July 18, 2013 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    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. 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 & U.S. Customs Compliance.

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - March 06, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)

    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. 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.

  • Completed - Canadian Customs Compliance - May 01, 2014 - Download Brochure (PDF)
    Trade Compliance Seminars

    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. 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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