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Seminar: Canada Customs Audit

What to Expect when Canada Customs Knocks at Your Door

If your business is exporting or importing goods into 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. 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 term “reason to believe”, 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).

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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:

  • Responsibilities of the importer of record
  • Responsibilities of the bustoms broker
  • CBSA Post-Release Verification Target List
  • Most common areas of audit
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Administrative Monetary penalty System (AMPS)
  • Record keeping
  • PIP enrollment and the benefits
  • Importer self-assessment
  • Voluntary disclosure
  • Best practices

Date, Times and Location:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#1 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT    U.S. Customs Audit
#2 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT    Canada Customs Audit
#3 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT      Canada and U.S. Customs Audit combined session

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

Registration Information:

Fee: The cost of the Canada Customs Audit session is $95 CAD plus tax. The cost to attend a combined U.S. and Canada Customs Audit 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 12, 2014
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated