This session will provide you with invaluable data on the best state to expand and introduce you to essential partners. Whether opening a storefront with a US address or partnering with a distribution center for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned panel will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with local and federal government agencies such as the US Customs and Border Protection, Secretary of State and US Citizen and Immigration Services.

  • In-person Seminar

  • 2 Dates: Oct 5 | Oct 21

  • 2 Locations: Nanaimo | Prince George

  • 9:00 to 9:40 AM — Networking Breakfast

  • 9:40 AM to 2:00 PM PT — Seminar (lunch included)

  • 2:00 to 3:00 PM — Q&A

  • Free

Who Should Attend?

The material in this course is relevant to ...

​B​r​ought to you by Export Navigator, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada Pacific Chapter and the US Commercial Service's SelectUSA, Doing Business in the USA (DBUSA) is a seminar dedicated to helping Canadian business owners enter the American market. One of Nanaimo’s greatest trade assets is its proximity to the US border. However, crossing borders with commercial goods face ever-changing complexities and regulations. Gain access to a panel of carefully selected local Immigration and Cross-Border Lawyers, Tax Specialists, Customs Brokers, and Logistics Professionals. Don’t miss out on this interactive seminar if you want to ensure a foolproof US market access strategy.


Attend the whole session or only the topics that interest you.

Topics Include

Subjects are presented by experts in their field. The content focuses on current trends seen in the USA/CDN cross-border market and based on the experiences of each speaker/company. Small to medium sized businesses in the export development planning stage who attend this event will walk away with the knowledge of all available resources to determine and understand the following.

  • Optimal Structure For US Presence

  • Cost-Effective Logistics And Distribution Channels

  • Responsibility For Federal And State Tax

  • What Is Considered "Working" In The US

  • US Consumer Purchasing Behavior

  • Canadian Export Requirements And US Import Compliance

  • Investment Opportunities

Join us in Nanaimo

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
9:00am to 3:00pm
Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo
Registration deadline is September 26th


Join us in Prince George

Friday, October 21, 2022
9:00am to 3:00pm
Coast Prince George Hotel
Registration deadline is October 7th


Presented By

The Export Navigator program offers free expert guidance to businesses on exporting. Whether your business already exports at volume or you run a smaller enterprise that hasn’t yet crossed borders, once accepted into the program, you will be connected with a helpful advisor who will demystify the export process.
Presented By
The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada is a private, non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the expansion of cross-border trade and investment between Canada and the United States.
SelectUSA works with the US and Foreign Commercial Service and entities across government to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the US economy.