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U.S. Customs Audit Seminar

What to Expect when U.S. Customs Knocks at Your Door

If your business is exporting or importing goods into the United States, 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a seminar on evaluating your understanding of compliance with Customs regulations. This seminar will focus on the differences between voluntary and enforced compliance, the expectation of “reasonable care”, the potential cost risks of non-compliance, and best practices. This session will be of interest to all Importers, Non-Resident or Resident Business Owners, Controllers, Operational and Compliance Managers, Purchasing Managers and Logistics Managers. 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).


April Collier LCB, CCS - Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 25 years experience in the industry. April has been teaching Customs Brokerage classes for over 20 years and is a Senior Trade Compliance Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Topics Include:

  • Responsibilities of the Importer of Record
  • Responsibilities of the Customs Broker
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Priority Trade Issues
  • Most common areas of audit
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Monetary penalties
  • Record keeping
  • C-TPAT enrollment and the benefits
  • Importer self-assessment
  • Voluntary disclosure
  • Best practises of compliant importers

Date, Times and Location:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

#1 9am - 12pm - US Customs Audit
#2 12:30pm - 3:30pm - Canada Customs Audit
#3 9am - 3:30pm - US & Canada Customs Audit Combined

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

Registration Information:

Seminar Fee: The cost of the U.S. Customs Audit seminar is $95 CAD plus tax. The cost to attend a combined U.S. & Canada Customs Audit session is $145 CAD plus tax per attendee (breakfast and lunch are included). Lunch is served at 12pm.

How to Register:

Complete the attached registration form and mail or fax with your cheque or credit card information to:

Pacific Customs Brokers

ATTN: Yvette Fox
101 - 17637 1st Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
Canada V3S 9S1

Contact Information:

Pacific Customs Brokers
Phone 604.538.1566
Fax 604.531.3120

Registration Deadline:

Friday, April 19, 2013
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated