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Seminar: U.S. Customs Compliance

Export/Import 101 - Movement of Goods Across the Border into the USA

Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a seminar on U.S. Customs Compliance to importers, non-resident importers, commercial/professional, controllers, carriers, shippers and receivers. The seminar will focus on compliance and regulations of goods imported/exported into the USA. 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 U.S. and Canadian 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).

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This event has been approved by the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) for *3 points towards maintenance of the U.S. CCS designation.


Breanna Leininger, LCB, CCS
Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with 10 years' experience in the import/export industry. Breanna is the Trade Compliance Supervisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Topics Include:

  • Role of U.S. customs broker
  • Responsibility of the importer
  • CBP and Other Government Agencies (OGAs)
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin - review requirements
  • Harmonized System Tariff and Classification
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
  • What’s new?
  • Entry types
  • Required documents and forms
  • Invoice requirements
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

Date, Times and Location:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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

Friday, October 3, 2014
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated

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