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Virtual Trade Mission: U.S. Customs

Get all the tips you need to ship your goods across the border. Virtual activities and content The speech will be delivered mainly in English
November 19, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
November 24, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: November 18, 2020



  • Garry Douglas President and CEO
    Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce
    See biography
  • Brendan P. Owens Esq. Partner
    Stafford, Owens
    See biography
  • James L. Holmes, CPA Partner
    Hoffman Eells Group
    See biography
  • Emmanuel de Gouvello
    Jerrod Nutt Assistant Branch Manager
    A.N. Deringer

    See biography
  • Stephan T. Fischl Assistant Port Director, Champlain Port of Entry
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    See biography

Why participate in the trade mission to U.S. Customs?

Join us for this virtual trade mission on November 19 and 24. During these two days, you’ll learn everything you need to know to ensure your goods get through U.S. Customs successfully. Our CCMM Acclr experts will guide you and manage the logistical aspects of your virtual tour of the U.S. Customs office and the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, where you can get answers to all your questions!

This trade mission to U.S. Customs will help you:

  • Understand how U.S. Customs works
  • Find concrete solutions to the challenges of shipping your goods across the border
  • Create valuable contacts with industry import specialists, such as customs brokers and experts in immigration and U.S. law at the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh
  • Virtually meet with experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Get the latest information about security programs in place at the border

Who is this event for?

  • Entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Business development and export managers
  • Logistics and shipping specialists
  • Importers, carriers and drivers
  • Anyone interested in keeping abreast of changes at the border and getting a clearer picture of border and export procedures


Trade mission to U.S. Customs

November 19, 2020

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Meeting with U.S. Customs officials
  • Overview of border procedures
  • Customs entry
  • Work visas
  • Importing goods into the United States
  • Overview of FDA procedures


Stephan T. Fischl
Assistant Port Director
Champlain Port of Entry
Customs Border Protection

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Optional Discussion Session with Customs Officers

November 24, 2020

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Meeting with the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce

Federal and state laws governing Canadian companies entering the U.S. market:

  • Authorization to do business in the United States – Branch of a foreign entity
  • Corporations – Incorporation status, choice of entity
  • Contracts with clients
  • Protection of intellectual property
  • Leases

Federal and state tax considerations for doing business in the United States:

  • State taxes
  • U.S. federal taxes
  • Repatriation of profits (from a U.S. company) to Canada
  • Planning considerations

Shipping your goods across the border effectively and efficiently

  • Participating Government Agency (PGA) Requirements:
  • Information needed on a US Customs Invoice
  • Fees associated with customs clearance
  • Priority Trade Issues : What Customs and Border Protection is focusing on
Speakers :

Garry Douglas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce

Brendan P. Owens
Stafford Owens

James L. Holmes
Partner Hoffman Eells Group

Jerrod Nutt
Manager, Licensed Customs Broker
A.N. Deringer Inc.

Conditions : No cancellations or refunds

After you register, you will receive two confirmation emails. The second will be sent a few days before the virtual activity. It will include the WebEx link for joining the webinar on the day of the activity.


Members Non members

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Dina Mansour
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002 #6212

No cancellations or refunds as of 48 business hours before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted until the event is held. Please send cancellation notices by email at

In collaboration with:

Acclr International Trade Services’ activities receive financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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