U.S. customs 101: essential training for exporting to the U.S. market

Demystify U.S. Customs with U.S. Customs 101 training

The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner. It should also be noted that nearly 80% of Canadian companies that export to the United States act as an Importer of Record (IOR).

This means that they act as the importer of record for their products in the United States, even if they do not have a physical presence there. They are therefore responsible for all financial transactions (duties and taxes) and must maintain books and records related to customs declarations.

CQI offers to demystify U.S. customs to help you understand the regulations related to importing goods into the United States, evaluate the inherent costs (brokerage fees, customs duties, MPF, etc.) and better understand the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Take this training and discover the fascinating world of u.s. customs

Every Canadian exporter should know the ins and outs of U.S. Customs. Unfortunately, due to a lack of time, awareness or training, companies are often faced with problems caused by non-compliant customs documents when exporting to the United States.

Several requirements must be met in order to avoid customs fees and delivery delays that can be devastating for your business and for the relationships you have with your customers.

This training is therefore intended for:

  • Transportation logistics managers
  • Business owners
  • Sales managers
  • Purchasing managers

After the training, participants should be capable of:

  • Knowing the regulations for importing commercial goods into the United States
  • Evaluating the inherent costs
  • Understanding NAFTA and its benefits
  • Determining the eligibility of a product for the CUSMA
  • Evaluating the non-compliance risks
  • Knowing the documents required for customs clearance
  • Distinguishing between UCC and Incoterms

Become familiar with us customs requirements

This three-hour training session will help you deepen your knowledge of U.S. customs. During the training, our expert will discuss topics that have a direct impact on your exports to the United States such as:

  • Import/export accounts
  • Marking and labeling
  • Requirements from other U.S. government agencies
  • Harmonized System (HS) codes
  • Power of attorney and bonding
  • Les règles d’origine;
  • Outline of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement
  • Rules of origin
  • Certificate of origin
  • Documents required for customs clearance
  • Specifications for wood packaging materials
  • Export declaration
  • Incoterms 2020®

Throughout the training, you will have the opportunity to intervene, clarify certain details and even discuss situations that have already occurred with our expert. Also note that CQI is accredited by Emploi Québec under the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition (1% Act). Accreditation number: 0057567

Give your team the tools to make your company an expert in U.S. customs

With this training, you’ll get a solid foundation for your U.S. customs compliance. It will save you time and money, and help you avoid the stress, problems and financial penalties associated with the failure to comply with U.S. customs requirements.

This training can be taken as part of CQI’s annual program of activities or at your workplace as a private session. Our experts can also provide in-house assistance to help you set up a tracking system for your declarations, verify your customs documents and make any necessary corrections. Ask about our Horizon 360TM Export Coaching Program today.

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