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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, February 22, 2018
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: 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 did not know it is the importer’s responsibility for correct tariffs. Great to know!”  - Angela Austin, Sales Manager, Farmers Fresh Mushrooms Inc.

“Best part were the documentation examples (Proforma, NAFTA, Invoice).”  - Joe Scully, Operations Technician, Patterson-UTI Drilling Canada Limited

"Met my expectations [particularly] with customs compliance and the repercussions of non-compliance."   - Randy Watson, Import/Export Coordinator, Rimex Supply

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

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

"I understand what questions to ask my broker and what exactly their role is."   - Dawn 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

Additional Resources

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

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