Course Description

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 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.

  • In-class seminar

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

  • Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC

  • $105 CAD

Professional Development

Are you a professional designate? We’ve got your annual maintenance points here. Whether you’re a CCS, CES, CTCS, a legal, accounting, trade or logistics professional we’ve got your continuing education credits. With this course you will earn a total of 5 CCS points and 5 CTCS from CSCB and 3 CCS points from NEI towards your designation(s).
Professional Development

Who Should Attend?

You! The material in this course is relevant to anyone involved in the U.S. import process within your company at any level or looking for professional development credit. Whether you are the Owner, Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator or Logistics staff of a company importing into the U.S., under review by CBP, with newly hired staff, or needing points for your professional designation then this is for you.

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Topics Include

By taking Part 1 you will walk away with a good understanding of what U.S. Customs and other participating agencies require, how to complete required documentation accurately, who in your supply chain is responsible for what, the large role tariff classification and country of origin play in your bottom line, types of entries available to you, and so much more. With the information you gain in this course not only will you lay a solid foundation of compliance for your business, but also for expanding your knowledge of other trade topics like customs valuation, H.S. tariff classification, and free trade agreements.

  • Responsibility of the importer

  • Role of the customs broker

  • CBP and participating government agencies

  • Country of origin

  • Tariff classification

  • Free trade agreement eligibility

  • Required documents and forms

FAQ

Setting out to learn how to import your goods across international borders brings with it enough questions as it is and at times may seem like the answers you do find only raise more questions. We've put together some preliminary questions that this course will directly answer and encourage you to bring your questions to our expert who will gladly address them for you.

  • What is the importer responsible for?

  • What does a customs broker do?

  • How do I fill out a U.S. Customs Invoice?

  • What does customs compliance mean?

  • What questions should I be asking my customs broker?

  • How do I prove customs compliance to U.S. customs?

Pricing

You may register for any one or both sessions in the series. Receive almost 20% off by registering for Part 1 and 2 together! The listed price includes GST tax.

"Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know."

- George Boas

Reviews

Sales Manager, Farmers Fresh Mushrooms Inc.

Angela Austin

Sales Manager, Farmers Fresh Mushrooms Inc.

I did not know it is the importer’s responsibility for correct tariffs. Great to know!
Supply Chain Supervisor, Saltworks Technologies Inc.

Christopher Nichols

Supply Chain Supervisor, Saltworks Technologies Inc.

Exceeded all my expectations. The seminar was very informative!
Operations Technician, Patterson-UTI Drilling Canada Limited

Joe Scully

Operations Technician, Patterson-UTI Drilling Canada Limited

Best part were the documentation examples (Proforma, NAFTA, Invoice).
Import/Export Coordinator, Rimex Supply

Randy Watson

Import/Export Coordinator, Rimex Supply

Met my expectations [particularly] with customs compliance and the repercussions of non-compliance.
Controller, Natures Formulae Health Products

Victoria Pearson

Controller, Natures Formulae Health Products

I found the information very helpful. I'm completely new to this and this is a great foundation.
Logistics Coordinator, Hillsound Equipment

Brian Gillan

Logistics Coordinator, Hillsound Equipment

Learned a lot and took time to answer questions. Very helpful.
Warehouse Inventory Coordinator, JD Sweid Foods

Dawn Warkentin

Warehouse Inventory Coordinator, JD Sweid Foods

I understand what questions to ask my broker and what exactly their role is.
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Instructor

  • April Collier

    Senior Trade Advisor

    April Collier

    Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 35 years' experience in the import-export industry. April is a Senior Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).