If you are a US grower, supplier, distributor wanting to export to Canada or are a Canadian buyer of US-grown goods wanting to import into Canada, then this is for you! As one of the most complex imports into Canada, fresh fruit, vegetable, plant, and flower import regulations can change daily. It’s hard to keep track of what the latest rule is with romaine lettuce, organic produce, or the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). Additionally, how are these delicate commodities best transported? Our shipping experts will review best practices that mitigate delays in delivery. Join us to learn all you need to know about getting perishables into Canada.

  • Live webinar

  • February 19, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

  • May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

  • Online from any computer or mobile device

  • FREE - During COVID19 Pandemic

  • Q&A included

Who Should Attend?

The material in this course is relevant to companies currently importing or interested in exporting perishable commodities to Canada.


Topics Include

By taking this course you will walk away with a better understanding of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Safe Food For Canadians Regulations, companies to which it applies, licensing requirements, and how to apply.

  • The Non-Resident Importer Program

  • CFIA, Health Canada and other PGA requirements

  • Safe Food Food Canadians License Requirements

  • Obtaining a DRC number

  • Special requirements surrounding produce (romaine lettuce, organic produce)

  • Special Import Measures Act (SIMA)

  • Logistics best practices


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 aims to answer and encourage you to bring your questions to our experts who will gladly field them for you.

  • Are my goods subject to Safe Food For Canadians Regulations?

  • What is SIMA?

  • What are the licensing requirements?

  • Do I have to have a physical location in Canada?

  • What are the reporting requirements at the border?

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

- George Boas


  • Gloria Terhaar

    Canadian Regulatory Analyst

    Gloria Terhaar

    Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and Licensed Customs Broker with over 15 years' experience in Canadian customs brokerage. Gloria is a Canadian Regulatory Analyst with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).
  • Chelsea Teal

    Perishables Logistics Supervisor

    Chelsea Teal

    Although new to the PCB family, Chelsea continues to make her mark heading up our perishable freight team as the Supervisor for ground shipments around the world. She has extensive knowledge of ground transportation solutions and logistics. With an education in Animal Science from New Mexico State University, she transitioned to the supply chain and logistics industry over six years ago and never looked back.
  • Adriana Petty-Zamora

    Marketing Coordinator & Asst. Graphic Designer

    Adriana Petty-Zamora

    Adriana has spearheaded Pacific Customs Brokers' education program for the last 8 years. With a natural knack for hosting in-person events, online webinars and a love for being on camera she takes on the role of the importer/exporter to moderate, introduce you to PCB and pose your questions to our experts in global trade.