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U.S. Importing Roles, Customs Regulations, Importing Inspections, and Customs Audits

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Type: In-class seminar series
Name: U.S. Trade Compliance
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: Grace Robinson and April Collier
Note: Attendees may register for any one or both sessions in the series

Part 1

  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
  • Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Part 2

  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm PT
  • Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Combined fee: $157 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

Are you in charge of completing the customs documents for your company's imports or exports? Are you responsible for your company's customs compliance into the U.S.? Whether you are new to this or not, if your goods enter the United States and you need an expert to take the time to answer your questions, then this seminar series is for you. In Part 1 you learn how to avoid triggering a customs audit by creating a set of practice standards for U.S. Customs compliance and in Part 2 you learn what to do and what to expect if and once your company is selected for a U.S. Customs audit.


Topics Include

Part 1

  • Responsibility of the importer
  • Role of the customs broker
  • CBP and partner government agencies
  • Country of origin
  • Tariff classification
  • Free trade agreement eligibility
  • Entry types
  • Required documents and forms

Part 2

  • Priority trade issues
  • Customs audit triggers
  • Reasonable care
  • Record keeping
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Liquidated damages and penalties
  • Prior disclosure
  • C-TPAT enrollment and benefits


Attendee Comments

 "I found the information very helpful. I'm completely new to this and this is a great foundation."   - V. Pearson, Controller, Natures Formulae Health Products

 "Learned a lot and took time to answer questions. Very helpful."   - B. Gillan, Logistics Coordinator, Hillsound Equipment

 "I understand what questions to ask my broker and what exactly their role is."   - D. Warkentin, Warehouse Inventory Coordinator, JD Sweid Foods


Who Should Attend

Owners, Managers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Logistics staff of companies:

  • Currently importing into the U.S.
  • Under review by U.S. Customs
  • With newly hired staff
  • Anyone involved in the U.S. import process

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