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Canadian Importing Roles, Customs Regulations, Importing Inspections, and Customs Audits

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Type: In-class seminar series
Name: Canadian Trade Compliance
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenters: Mike Wright and Cherie Storms
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 responsible for your company's customs compliance into Canada? Are you in charge of completing the customs documents for your company's imports or exports? Whether you are new to this or not, if your goods enter Canada 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 Canada Customs compliance and in Part 2 you learn what to do and what to expect if and once your company is selected for a Canada Customs audit.

Topics Include

Part 1

  • Responsibility of the importer
  • Role of the customs broker
  • CBSA and other government departments
  • Country of origin
  • Tariff classification
  • Free trade agreement eligibility
  • Entry types
  • Required documents and forms

Part 2

  • Trade compliance verifications
  • Customs audit triggers
  • Reasonable care
  • Record keeping
  • Risks of non-compliance
  • Monetary penalties and delays
  • Voluntary disclosure

Attendee Comments

"Touched on all aspects for importing/exporting - great session."  - Viola Summers, Office Worker, Mystical Distributing Co. Ltd.

"Tons of helpful information, now I know more about where we need to improve."  - Dawn Peter, Inventory Clerk, Western Warehouse

 "Increased my awareness of what is required."   - Lorrel White, President, ACS Composite Systems Inc.

Who Should Attend

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

  • Importing into Canada
  • Under review by CBSA
  • With newly hired staff
  • Anyone involved in the Canadian import process

Additional Resources

Have questions or comments about this course? Call 888.538.1566 or email us today.

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