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Customs Compliance I: Overview

Customs Compliance I: Overview

Upcoming dates

  • April 25th, 2024 08h00 online $225.00 English Availability
  • June 6th, 2024 08h00 online $225.00 Français Availability

Overall Objective

Our training session provides you with a general understanding of customs compliance principles from an expert with over 25 years of experience in the industry, using concrete and real-life examples.


4 Hours




Available packages:

Essential plus

Importing goods into Canada or into another country? Then this training session is for you!

Using concrete examples, our customs expert will cover the following topics:

  • Customs compliance principles and Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
  • Other government departments
  • Classification of products and harmonized system
  • Applications under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • Steps of a customs transaction
    • Customs duties, taxes and accounting
    • Courier low value shipments (LVS) and non-courier low value shipments
  • Marking of goods
  • Verification of declaration (importer’s responsibilities)
  • Adjustments (voluntary amendment, claims)
  • Exporting and reimporting
    • Incoterms
    • Commercial invoice and export declaration
    • Merchandise return
Who can benefit from this training?
  • Buyers
  • Logistics and transport officers
  • Import-export assistants
  • Company representatives
  • Accounting employees
  • Sales employees
  • Department managers
  • Business owners
  • Anyone interested in customs activities
Specific objectives
  • Understand the basic principles of customs compliance from an expert with over 25 years of experience in the industry, using concrete and real-life examples.
  • Gain a general understanding of the responsibility as an importer or exporter for self-regulatory obligations and customs compliance.
  • Understand the main steps of a customs transaction as well as important details in order to avoid penalties that could prove costly.
  • Obtain explanations on any questions related to customs transactions.

Participants in our training programs will receive a handy reference booklet.
Please note that customized training or coaching is also available upon request.

For more information, call : 1.514.368.2637 x112

our instructors

Steve Langlois


Steve Langlois has been active in the customs field for close to 30 years. In the year 2005, the founding president of W2C established his goal: simplifying the import and export transaction process for his clients. His idea has since gone a long way! Now, Steve’s small team of customs experts devoted to serving the client to the best of their ability offers counseling on customs procedures, as well as training and support, through its brokerage business.

Steve has acquired a reputation for his participatory leadership style. His approach promotes the growth and development of his employees, and plays a key role in attracting and retaining the primary stakeholders in the customs brokerage sector. The stability of W2C’s staff allows for friendly and direct contact with clients, which, among other factors, explains the company’s excellent relationship with them.

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