This seminar will provide a broad outline of what we need to know when we start importing goods from abroad:
- financial issues (Incoterms, payments, exchange rates, insurance), Canadian import regulations, labelling, quotas,
- permits and licences, logistics costs, the documentation required for smooth customs clearance, how duties and taxes work,
- Free Trade Agreements and their impact, the role of the customs broker and other intermediaries.
Learn the basics as well as the important details impacting your bottom line and help you avoid mistakes, minimize costs/risks and maximize revenue.
Speaker Bio: Christian Sivière
Following an international freight forwarding career of over 30 years in Europe and in Canada, Christian Sivière started an import-export consultancy in May 2010: Solimpex. Solimpex is principally active in two areas: – consulting to help SME’s grow internationally – training on topics related to international trade, such as logistics, international trading terms and customs compliance.
A CPMT accredited trainer (Québec designation), Christian lectures at Collège Marie-Victorin in Montréal, for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association in Toronto and gives seminars and webinars for other trade organizations. He is a member of the Québec Exporters and Manufacturers Association, the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada, the Belgium-Québec Business Circle, the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Canada, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada and the Hong-Kong Canada Business Association.