Why Is Customs Compliance So Important?

In a nutshell, it minimizes your exposure to delays while crossing international borders, but most notably it mitigates your risk of penalties during a customs audit from Canada Customs, US Customs or other participating government agencies (PGAs). Customs agencies hold the importer of record (IOR) ultimately liable for the accuracy of a cross-border transaction. This makes it imperative that you maintain a high level of sophistication, demonstrate due diligence, ensure you understand your responsibilities, implement internal sets of controls and procedures for best practices as well as understand the consequences of non-compliance. We host a series of educational courses to assist you in understanding your importer/exporter responsibilities so that you can avoid penalties, ensure your importing privilege is protected and your company can withstand a customs audit.
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Why Is Customs Compliance So Important?

What Kinds Of Courses Can I Take?

  • In-Class

    Do you learn better in a classroom setting? If you are someone who prefers the tangibility of having the teacher in front of the class and getting that face time with the expert to ask them all your questions then this format is for you.

  • On-Demand

    Are you too busy to leave the office? If that mountain of work is making it tough for you to get out of the office to keep up with customs regulations then this format is perfect for you. The course you want, where you want it and whenever you want it.

  • Custom-Made

    Do you have a niche product, process, or inquiry? If you need a tailored course specific to your business then this is for you. You decide when, where, the topic, format (video, webinar, on-site), duration, and depth of knowledge.

What Topics Can I Learn About?

We create courses by breaking down complex trade topics into smaller and simpler concepts that are easier to apply. This is a snippet of our ever growing list of topics. If there is a specific subject you'd like to learn about that is not yet listed, let us know and we may just add it for you!

  • How To Prepare For CARM

  • How To Import Into Canada

  • How To Import Into The US

  • How To Classify A Product

  • How To Value A Product For Customs

  • How To Choose The Best Incoterm

Can I Preview A Course Before Purchasing?

Of course! Similar to a new movie or TV series, it's hard to commit to watching something without seeing the trailer first. We've compiled our current releases in one place for you to check out before committing to a whole "season" aka on-demand course.
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Can I Receive Professional Development Credit?

Yes! Are you a professional designate? We’ve got your annual maintenance points here. Whether you’re a CCS, CES, MES, CTCS, a legal, accounting, trade or logistics professional we’ve got your continuing education study material and or credits. Accreditation is provided by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) and the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI), the Law Society of British Columbia and other professional accounting associations. At our customs compliance courses not only will you learn best practices on being compliant with trade regulations to help you expedite shipments rather than trigger costly delays you may also be eligible to receive credit for annually required maintenance points towards your professional designations. Every session includes adequate time for audience participation and the opportunity to get answers to your questions from our presenters or other subject matter experts. New courses are added regularly so we invite you to join our mailing list to be notified via email of new and upcoming videos, seminars, workshops, livestreams, blogs and events.
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Do You Need A Trade Expert For Your Next Event?

Are you hosting a conference, workshop, panel discussion or trade show seminar on international trade and need a speaker to join your team? Let us know! While our Trade Advisors specialize in supporting clients on a daily basis in customs compliance, tariff classification, free trade agreements and customs audits they would take pride and joy in speaking at your event and sharing their expertise with the group, big or small. With over 35 years of practice in international trade, they speak from real-life experiences on a variety of trade issues. From keynote presentations to breakout sessions, whether you’re hosting a trade show seminar or panel discussion we welcome every opportunity to collaborate on industry events so let’s discuss yours!
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From live talks to seminars, on-site presentations, pre-recorded webinars, and both hosted and on-site presentations, our team is ready to share our 70 years of knowledge with you to help prepare your business for any of the challenges that await in the ever-changing world of international trade.

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