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Seminar: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Did You Know? Just Because a Shipment Gets Delivered Does Not Mean It's Released by FDA

Regulated GoodsCustoms clearing regulated products through the U.S. border can be challenging if you do not know how the interaction between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) works. Shipments of FDA regulated goods cross the border and get delivered to U.S. consignees daily. But just because a shipment gets delivered does not mean it has been released by FDA. In this seminar we will begin by reviewing what is required by the FDA, the entry process at the border and the different reviews a shipment may undergo before release. This is a great opportunity for businesses with newly hired logistics staff to receive cost-effective training, refresh their awareness in the transportation industry, or collect professional development points for the maintenance of various designations. If you import regulated goods in both directions of the border, stay the full day to learn about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

FDA Regulated Goods and Industries:

Seafood, produce, grocery, meat, veterinary medication and devices, livestock feed and pet food, cosmetics, vitamins, medical devices, drugs for humans, and radiation emitting devices.


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:

  • FDA regulatory responsibilities
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011
  • Bioterrorism Act of 2002
  • Documentation requirements
  • FDA Prior Notice requirements
  • FDA review/exam/sample procedures
  • Other Government Agencies (OGAs)
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Best practices

Professional Development

  • 5 points towards maintenance of the CCS and CTCS designation(s) will be awarded by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB).
  • This event has been approved by the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) for 3 points towards maintenance of the U.S. CCS designation.

Date, Time and Location:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • FDA only -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
  • FDA and CFIA -- 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT

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

Registration Information:

Select "Register Online" to begin the online registration process.


Select "Register Offline" to download a fillable registration form. Please complete and submit this form via email or fax to:

Fax: 604.531.3120

Fee: Half-day is $95 CAD plus GST (per attendee) | Full-day is $145 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Contact Information:

Trade Compliance Education Team
Phone: 888.538.1566

Registration Deadline:

Friday, March 20, 2015
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated