Why take this training session on U.S. Customs?
Take part in this 4-day virtual training session (March 8, 10, 15 and 16).
Over the first 3 days (March 8, 10 and 15), training sessions will be delivered by U.S. Customs staff and experts from the Consulate General of Canada in Buffalo, New York, as part of International Trade Week 2022.
On the fourth day (March 16), you will have the opportunity to virtually meet with industry import specialists, such as customs brokers and experts in immigration and U.S. law from the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh.
Over these 4 days, you'll get crucial tips 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 your meeting with the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh, where you can get answers to all your questions.
What will you learn during this training session?
Following this training session, participants will:
- Understand and demystify how U.S. Customs works;
- Find concrete solutions to the challenges of shipping their goods across the border and cross-border personnel travel;
- Create valuable contacts with industry import specialists, such as customs brokers and experts in immigration, U.S. law and finance at the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh;
- Meet with experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Food and Drug Administration;
- Get the latest information about security programs in place at the border (C-TPAT, NEXUS, etc.);
- Learn about the new requirements regarding COVID-19.
Who is this accelerated training session for?
- Entrepreneurs and business leaders;
- Business development and export managers;
- Logistics and shipping specialists;
- Exporters, carriers and drivers;
- Anyone interested in keeping abreast of changes at the border and getting a clearer picture of border and export procedures.
Virtual activity schedule
- International Trade Week 2022 (March 8, 10 & 15)
- Meeting with the experts from the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh (March 16)
Can-Am Leadership Border Briefing – Key Updates
Rose Brophy, Director of Field Operations Buffalo, US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)
André Frenette, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in NY
Immigration 101: Border-Crossing Updates from US & Canada
Rich Misztal, US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)
Philippe de Varennes, Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
CTPAT Overview & Key Updates for 2022
- Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) is a program that works with the trade community to strengthen international supply chains and improve border security.
Mark Isaacson, Director, CTPAT Buffalo
Preventing Forced Labor in Your Supply Chains
- US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has a robust program to prevent goods – made by forced labor – from entering the U.S. To prevent goods from being detained at the border, CBP encourages importers to have a comprehensive/transparent compliance system to stop this human rights abuse that hurts vulnerable workers, law-abiding businesses, and consumers.
TBD: US Customs and Border Protection, Washington DC
FDA Overview & Updates for 2022
- US Food and Drug Administration is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the US food supply, drugs and pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biological products, medical devices and others.
Shannon DiNardo, Import Specialist, Division of Northern Border Imports, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. FDA
Amal Mansour, Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Northern Border Imports, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. FDA
Importation Requirements for Biological Material Intended for Research, Diagnostics, or Resale
Sarah Palisano, Biological Threat Operations Specialist, US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)
The solutions offered for your transactions in the United States:
- U.S. bank account
- Secured payment methods
- Management of exchange rate risk
Federal and state laws governing Canadian companies entering the U.S. market:
- Authorization to do business in the United States – Forming a U.S. entity
- Corporations – Incorporation status, choice of entity
- Contracts with clients
- Protection of intellectual property
- Work visas
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:
- Requirements of Participating Government Agencies (PGA)
- Information required on a U.S. Customs Invoice
- Export fees
- Priority trade issues: What Customs and Border Protection is focusing on
Moderator and owner
CDC Real Estate
Director of International Services, Business Services
EDC – Export Development Canada
Vice President of Operations
Deringer Logistics Consulting Group
James L. Holmes, CPA
Hoffman Eells Group
Brendan P. Owens Esq.
Thomas P. Robinson
President and Owner
Crossborder Development Corporation
"Very informative day. Excellent networking contacts in Plattsburgh. Very good format for afternoon case study session."
"This day was rich in information and allowed me to better understand the steps necessary to launch activities with the United States."
After you register, you will receive two confirmation emails. The first will confirm your purchase. The second will be sent a few days before the virtual activity. It will include the link for you to join the webinar on the day of the activity