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U.S. Trade Compliance Seminar

Importing Roles and Customs Regulations

Understanding the importer of record’s responsibilities can be the difference between keeping and losing your importing privileges. In-depth compliance verifications by customs agencies in recent years require that importers and exporters establish adequate internal controls and well-documented compliance procedures. Businesses that do not plan for a potential customs audit do so at their own peril. Attend to learn about U.S. Customs’ expectations and compliance, how to accurately complete required documentation and build a solid foundation for other trade topics like free trade agreements, H.S. classification and valuation. If you also import into Canada, you may want to consider attending the afternoon session that covers Canada Customs Compliance


U.S. containerEvent type: In-class seminar
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Fee: $97 CAD plus GST (per attendee)
Combined fee: $157 CAD plus GST (per attendee)
Presenter: Grace Robinson

Topics Include

  • 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

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

Additional Resources

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

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