Customs compliance

Customs Compliance I: Overview

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 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


  • Gain 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.
  • 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.

The training session lasts four hours.

Note: customized training or coaching is also available upon request.

For more information call : 1.514.368.2637 x112