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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, October 5, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: 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)

Attend part 1 to learn how to accurately complete required documentation and about Canada Customs’ expectations to lay a solid foundation for other trade topics like H.S. classification, free trade agreements and valuation. 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 both importers and exporters establish adequate internal controls as well as maintain well-documented compliance procedures. Stay for part 2 to understand voluntary disclosure, reasonable care and the various types of audits to which your company will be subject. Businesses that do not plan for a potential customs audit do so at their own risk.

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."  - V. Summers, Office Worker, Mystical Distributing Co. Ltd.

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

 "Increased my awareness of what is required."   - L. 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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