Canadian Customs Regulations, Enforcement, and Notable Trends: What Every Trade Compliance Professional Should Know

December 4, 2014 12:30pm

Greg Kanargelidis
Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto, ON)

Jean-Marc Clément
Attorney, International Trade and Customs Law
Clement Law Office (Montreal, QC)

There have been a number of important customs regulatory changes that affect importers’ customs compliance programs in Canada, along with heightened Canadian Government compliance expectations.

Expert speakers will provide you with a crash course on key concepts, requirements and pitfalls to avoid. Ensure that you are up-to-speed on the latest best practices for preventing import delays, penalties and other consequences that can significantly affect your business north of the border.

Topics will include:

  • Canada Customs Act, Customs Tariff and regulations: Key concepts, requirements and common compliance pitfalls to avoid
  • Complying with Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Country of Origin Rules
  • What you should know about country of origin marking rules
  • What CBSA looks for during a compliance verification
  • Customs enforcement, penalties and the appeals landscape
  • The role of Customs voluntary disclosures (Named and No-Names)
  • Customizing your compliance program to the Canadian context: unique elements to incorporate into your program