Introduction to Canadian Customs & Border Procedures Course Outline

Module 1: Key Players and the Regulatory Framework

Lesson 1: The Roles of the Players in International Trade
Lesson 2: Overview of Trade Legislation, Regulations, Acts and Policies
Lesson 3: Customs Brokers

Module 2: The Importer

Lesson 1: An Importer’s Responsibilities
Lesson 2: Initial Importing Documentation/Data for Commercial Shipments
Lesson 3: Trusted Trader Programs
Lesson 4: Casual Importers

Module 3: The Carrier

Lesson 1: Transportation of Goods Policy
Lesson 2: Customs Self-Assessment for Carriers
Lesson 3: Documentation/Data

Module 4: Advance Commercial Information / eManifest

Lesson 1: Pre-Arrival Information
Lesson 2: Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS)
Lesson 3: Non-Compliance and Penalties

Module 5: Arrival, Reporting, and Release of Imported Commercial Goods

Lesson 1: The Arrival of Goods
Lesson 2: Release at First Point of Entry
Lesson 3: Delivery Requirements
Lesson 4: Examination
Lesson 5: Rejections and Corrections
Lesson 6: Seizures and Ascertained Forfeitures
Lesson 7: Hand-Carried Goods

Module 6: Accounting for Imported Commercial Goods

Lesson 1: EDI Data Interchange (EDI)
Lesson 2: Commercial Accounting Documentation
Lesson 3: Other Documentation Processes

Module 7: After Final Accounting

Lesson 1: Payment of Duties and Taxes
Lesson 2: Detailed Adjustment Statements
Lesson 3: Voluntary Entries
Lesson 4: Refunds
Lesson 5: Self-Adjustments and Recourse

Module 8: Warehouses – Storing Shipments

Lesson 1: Modernization
Lesson 2: Sufferance Warehouses
Lesson 3: Queen’s and Customs Bonded Warehouses

Module 9: The Responsibilities of Government Departments and Agencies

Lesson 1: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Lesson 2: Transport Canada
Lesson 3: Other Government Departments

Module 10: Unique Circumstances

Lesson 1: Goods Imported Temporarily
Lesson 2: Canadian Goods Abroad
Lesson 3: Canadian Goods Returned
Lesson 4: Bonded Warehouses and Warehouse Entries
Lesson 5: Shortages and Entered-to-Arrive Shipments

Module 11: SIMA Measures in Force

Lesson 1: SIMA

Module 12: Valuation

Lesson 1: Methods of Valuation and Valuation Codes
Lesson 2: Transaction Value of the Goods
Lesson 3: Other Approaches to Valuation

Module 13: The Canadian Harmonized System of Tariff Classification

Lesson 1: The Canadian Harmonized System of Tariff Classification
Lesson 2: General Interpretative Rules

Module 14: Tariff Treatments

Lesson 1: Tariff Treatments
Lesson 2: Specific Tariff Treatments and the General Tariff

Module 15: Exporting Goods

Lesson 1: Exporting to U.S. Destinations; Exporting to Non-U.S. Destinations; Types of Export Declarations
Lesson 2: Time Frames for Export Reporting; Carrier Reporting; Export Controls and Permits; Supporting Documentation for Exports to the U.S.