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, U.S. 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’s needs then this is for you. You decide the topic, format (online or in-person), depth of knowledge, date, time, location and duration.

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! *Stay tuned for courses with an asterisk.*

  • 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 Incoterms *coming soon*

  • How To Import FDA Regulated Goods *coming soon*

  • How To Import CFIA Regulated Goods *coming soon*

Can I Receive Professional Development Credit?

Yes! Are you a professional designate? Whether you’re a CCS, CES, CTCS, a legal, accounting, trade or logistics professional we’ve got your continuing education credits. Accreditation 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 will also 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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7 Reasons to Invest in Customs Compliance

With today’s fast paced business climate time is limited and precious. There is always a long list of tasks to accomplish so why would you take valuable time out of your busy schedule to attend an educational course on international trade and customs compliance? Continue reading to find out 7 reasons why.
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For more information on courses, speaking opportunities, or to discuss your unique training needs, contact us at education@pcb.ca or call us toll-free at 888.538.1566.