Are you responsible for your company's customs compliance into Canada? Are your goods regulated by the CFIA? Are you in charge of completing the customs documents for your company? Whether you are new to this or not, if your goods entering Canada are regulated by CFIA and you need an expert to take the time to answer your questions, then this seminar is for you. We will review CFIA requirements, the entry process at the border and the different reviews a shipment may undergo before release. Shipments of CFIA regulated goods cross the border and get delivered daily; however, customs cautions that this does not confirm a shipment 'Released' status by the CFIA. If you also ship regulated goods into the U.S., consider attending our CFIA and FDA bundle.

  • Spring Date Postponed Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

  • In-class seminar

  • Thursday, September 3, 2020

  • 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm PT

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

  • $80 USD

Professional Development

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

Who Should Attend?

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


Topics Include

CFIA regulated goods and industries including seafood, produce, grocery, meat, wood and lumber, horticulture, livestock, animal feed and drugs, pet food, vitamins and supplements. By taking this course you will walk away with a good understanding of how to complete required documentation accurately, what both CFIA and Canada Customs require, who in your supply chain is responsible for what, types of entries available to you, procedures and documentation and licensing requirements, liquidated damages, 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 H.S. tariff classification, free trade agreements and customs valuation.

  • CFIA objective and scope

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Acts and regulations

  • Licensing and permits

  • Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)

  • Documentation requirements

  • ISPM 15 wood packaging requirements

  • Penalties


Setting out to learn how to import your goods across international borders and at times it seems 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 field them for you.

  • What does CFIA regulate?

  • What documents, licenses or permits do I need?

  • What is the Safe Food For Canadians Act?

  • How does the Safe Food For Canadians Act affect me?

  • What is the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)

  • How to apply for a binding ruling?

  • What are the specific wood packaging requirements?

  • What is ISPM 15?

  • My company was selected for a customs audit now what?


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

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

- George Boas


Import Manager and Buyer, Lucid Distributors Inc.

Bo Chen

Import Manager and Buyer, Lucid Distributors Inc.

Exceeded in clarifying customs compliance and CFIA regulations for pet food importation.
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  • Gloria Terhaar

    Canadian Regulatory Analyst

    Gloria Terhaar

    Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and CBSA Professional Designate with over 20 years' experience in Canadian customs brokerage. Gloria is a Canadian Regulatory Analyst with PCB Customs Brokers (Canada).