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2017 Designation Maintenance Begins in our Professional Development Courses!

T if for Trade Compliance Education

A new year means a new start for most everything and this includes a reset to the maintenance requirements of your professional designations set forth by the credential’s governing body. We are well into the year now and our Professional Development Courses for fall 2017 are about to launch.

Whether you are a Canadian or U.S. Certified Customs Specialist (CCS), a Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS), a Certified Export Specialist (CES), a designate with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) or accounting professional, taking any of Pacific Customs Brokers’ seminars and webinars will earn you maintenance points, credits and hours towards a variety professional designations.

Review and plan your maintenance for the second half of 2017 by clicking on the course’s name below:

(Fall registration opens at midnight on July 15, 2017)

  CSCB NEI LSBC
Webinar CCS CTCS CCS CES  
CDN Importing for Beginners Part 1
CDN Importing for Beginners Part 2
US Importing for Beginners Part 1 1
US Importing for Beginners Part 2 1
FDA Regulated Goods 2 2 1
CFIA Regulated Goods 2 2
NAFTA for Beginners Part 1 1 1
NAFTA for Beginners Part 2 1
 
Seminar
Shipping Perishables – NEW! 5 5 3 3
CDN Trade Compliance Part 1 5 5
CDN Trade Compliance Part 2 5 5 3
Exporting from Canada 5 5 3 3
US Trade Compliance Part 1 5 5 3
US Trade Compliance Part 2 5 5 3 3
HS Tariff Classification 5 6 4
Free Trade Agreements and Rules of Origin 5 5 5
Customs Valuation 5 3.5
CFIA 5 5
FDA 5 5 3
CTPAT 3 3 2 2

 

If you have never attended one of our Professional Development Courses before, the following information might help you decide on attending the next one.

Professional Development Courses – Webinars

Our webinars are designed to meet the demands of the global trade community. These live webinars are a convenient way for trade professionals to stay ahead of new regulations with international trade and gain additional knowledge in key areas. The benefits of attending an online course include:

  • Cost-effectiveness – More affordable than industry standards and some even offered complimentary
  • Global accessibility – Travel is removed from the equation for companies with multiple locations or branches
  • Convenience – Attend from the comfort of your desk
  • Concise training – In a fast-paced industry, efficiency becomes just as important as staying compliant
  • Industry recognized sessions – Earn points towards maintenance of your industry designations

Professional Development Courses – Seminars and Workshops

At these in-person sessions, you will learn the best practices on being compliant as an importer and/or exporter helping you expedite your commercial shipments rather than triggering costly delays. Our experts share their knowledge on international and cross-border shipping to keep you current with customs and participating government agency regulations.  The benefits of attending an in-person seminar or workshop include:

  • All day access – Get our experts to answer your questions one-on-one
  • Case studies and real-life examples – Examine other attendees’ trade compliance issues
  • Cost-effectiveness – More affordable than industry standards
  • Range of topics – Choose from a wide variety of seminar topics
  • Certificate of Completion – Receive a certificate for each course you attend
  • Handouts – Take home your own set of course material
  • Industry recognized sessions – Earn points towards maintenance of your industry designations
  • Networking – Connect with other like-minded professionals

For future reference, download your own 2017 Fall Trade Compliance Program today!

Earn Credits Towards Your Professional Development with Pacific Customs Brokers

Are you caught up on your professional development credits for 2016?

The responsibility of understanding and abiding by trade regulations falls upon all of us playing a part in global trade. We want to help your business import and export successfully. For this reason we offer a series of seminars and webinars that will educate you on just that and contribute to your professional designations’ maintenance requirements.

Whether you are a Canadian or U.S. Certified Customs Specialist (CCS), a Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS), a Certified Export Specialist (CES), a designate with the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) or accounting professional, taking any of Pacific Customs Brokers’ seminars and webinars will earn you maintenance points, credits and hours towards your professional designations.

Review and plan your maintenance for the second half of 2016 here.

CSCB NEI LSBC
Webinar CCS CTCS CCS CES
CDN Importing for Beginners Part 1
CDN Importing for Beginners Part 2 *5
US Importing for Beginners Part 1 1
US Importing for Beginners Part 2 *5 1
FDA Regulated Goods *5 1
CFIA Regulated Goods *5
NAFTA for Beginners Part 1 1 1
NAFTA for Beginners Part 2 *5 1 1
*Taking any three of these 1-hour events qualifies for 5 CCS points. To claim your points, contact Adriana Zamora with the three course names upon completion of the third.
Seminar
CDN Trade Compliance Part 1  5  5  –  –  –
CDN Trade Compliance Part 2  5  5  –  –  3
Exporting from Canada  5  5  3  3  –
US Trade Compliance Part 1  5  5  3  –  –
US Trade Compliance Part 2  5  5  3  –  3
HS Tariff Classification  5  –  6  –  4
FTAs & Rules of Origin  5  –  5  –  –
Customs Valuation  5  –  3.5  –  –
CFIA  5  5  –  –  –
FDA  5  5  3  –  –
C-TPAT & PIP  2.5  2.5  2  2  –

 

If you have never attended one of our courses before, the following information might help you decide on attending the next one.

Seminars and Workshops

At these in-person sessions, our experts share their knowledge on cross-border and international shipping. They will keep you current with customs and other government department regulations. You will learn the best practices on being compliant as an importer and/or exporter, helping you expedite shipments rather than trigger costly delays. The benefits of attending an in-person seminar or workshop include:

  • All day access – Get our experts to answer your questions one-on-one
  • Cost-effectiveness – More affordable than industry standards
  • Range of topics – Choose from a wider variety of seminar topics than offered in our webinar format
  • Certificate of Completion – Receive a certificate for each course you attend
  • Case studies and real-life examples – Examine other attendees’ trade compliance issues
  • Networking – Connect with other like-minded professionals
  • Handouts – Take home your own set of course material
  • Industry recognized sessions – Earn points towards maintenance of your industry designations

Webinars

Our webinars are designed to meet the demands of the global trade community. These live webinars are a convenient way for trade professionals to stay ahead of new regulations with international trade and gain additional knowledge in key areas. The benefits of attending an online course include:

  • Global accessibility – Travel is removed from the equation for companies with multiple locations or branches
  • Cost-effectiveness – Complimentary part 1 and more affordable than industry standards
  • Concise training – In a fast-paced industry, efficiency becomes just as important as staying compliant
  • Convenience – Attend from the comfort of your desk
  • Industry recognized sessions – Earn points towards maintenance of your industry designations

Have a question about any of the seminars or webinars listed above? Use the comment section below or email Ask Your Broker.

Interesting Cocktails – Taste Success: A Tale of Two Cities

AMCAHM-interesting-cocktails-graphic-May2015-1000pxDedicated to the expansion of cross-border trade between Canada and the U.S, the American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter, aims to keep its membership and the larger trade community at the forefront of trade and investment challenges and issues.

Over the past several decades, many restaurant brands have tried to expand across the Canada-U.S. border. While many survive the chopping block only a few make the cut. Opening shop in the U.S. marketplace is not easy. But Earls has created a winning recipe using a few secret ingredients. Two of the busiest and most popular Earls Restaurants are among its newest, those in Miami and Somerville. On May 13, come taste success and hear Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurants serve up a tale of pushing beyond western roots and expanding in these two cities.

  • Guest Speaker: Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurant
  • Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Place: The Loft at Earls Yaletown, 1095 Mainland Street , Vancouver BC
  • Host: No-Host Bar (Guests pay for their drinks); Canapés served
  • Cost: Member – $30; Affiliate Member – $50; Non-Member – $60
  • RSVP: Please complete and return this Registration Form 
  • RSVP Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015

[Note: Tickets will not be mailed; we will confirm your purchase by email and names will be confirmed at the door.]

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About Mo Jessa

Mo Jessa started with Earls as a junior prep cook over 25 years ago as a summer job while attending university. In 1991, while working as a senior cook, Mo returned to school taking his Red Seal Certificate/Journeyman Chef papers. He went on to be sous chef and eventually chef of various Earls restaurants in the Alberta region and in 1995 was transferred to BC as Regional Chef overseeing five locations.

His love of the industry and openness to learn and grow as a chef and leader, lead to further studies, including a Masters Certificate Hospitality Management from Cornell University, and in 2000 Mo became Executive Chef of Earls Restaurants Ltd, taking over from then Chef Chuck Currie.

In 2004, as a further example of how Earls promotes their people on a merit based system from within, Mo was promoted to Vice President, Operations where he oversaw the companies’ growth to 60 locations in Canada and 5 in the US. As President  of Earls Restaurants Ltd. Mo continues to work alongside CEO Stan Fuller to ensure Earls well-loved brand continues to achieve goals and culinary growth, delivering irresistible food and engaging experiences to all their guests, while overseeing current and new locations.

About Earls

Earls Restaurants Ltd. and the Fuller Group is a family owned operation started by Leroy Earl (Bus) Fuller in 1982 with their first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta.  Earls Kitchen + Bar (Earls is not a franchise) is operated by son Stan Earl Fuller. Earls head office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Awarded Top 50 Employers in Canada, Earls employs close to 7,000 employees.

 

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What is ‘Interesting Cocktails’?

Interesting Cocktails’ is AmCham Canada – Pacific Chapter’s  networking event, featuring a guest speaker with expertise in international trade. Speakers bring insightful presentations on various business topics and current business challenges.  It is a casual evening and a great opportunity to network and ask questions of industry professionals.

Who should attend:

Business owners, CEOs, Senior Executives, decision makers, entrepreneurs and business professionals in the import/export arena will find this of particular interest. This event is open to all Canadian and U.S. businesses, large and small with a vested interest in cross-border trade and forming new business relationships.

Please share this with colleagues who might be interested.

For more information, visit www.AmChamCanada.ca

 

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BC Seafood Expo and Workshop: How to Get Your Product from Here to There

BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival  Comox Valley – Vancouver Island

 

How to Get Your Product from Here to There; Cross Border Trade and Distribution Channels to Grow Business

Seafood has no borders, but countries do. To succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace, the industry must be connected globally. In this session you will learn how your company can supply global customers through cross border trade activity, and gain greater understanding of international trade & tariff logistics, Canadian export requirements, strategic air, freight and transportation channels and regulations such as Air Cargo Security requirements.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Place: Comox Valley
Time: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Hosted and Sponsored by: Flying Fresh Freight
Moderated by: Sandy Moreland, Flying Fresh Freight
Registration: Follow this link to REGISTER NOW

Speakers:

1. William Lee, P. Log, CCS, CTCS, CIFFA
Pacific Custom Brokers
Air Freight Manager with PCB Freight Management – a sister company to Pacific Customs Brokers. William has over 25 years of experience in the transportation, warehousing, and logistics industry.

2. Jim Wang
Transport Canada

3. Sandy Moreland
Flying Fresh Freight
A career in the Aviation and Aviation related businesses, that has included working with some of the world’s best airlines, such as Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, having worked and lived in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

 

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 BC Seafood Expo & Workshop Series

This event is one of the many industry workshops offered in the BC Seafood Expo & Workshop Series.
Leaders in the fields of aquaculture research and development, exporting, shipping, innovation & knowledge mobilization and certifications, will present professional development and industry sessions for aquaculture producers, suppliers and distribution chain providers, coupled by an Aquaculture Industry Tradeshow Expo. Concurrent seminars for the general public will feature Chefs, local shellfish and aquaculture educators and leaders to share cooking techniques, discuss environmental impacts on aquaculture, and more.
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March 19: Breakfast with U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman

Advancing Shared Priorities: A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman

Moderated by Global National’s Weekend Anchor and BC Correspondent Robin Gill

The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter is proudly hosting the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman for a breakfast event on March 19, 2015.

  • Speaker: Bruce A. Heyman, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Moderator: Robin Gill, Global National’s Weekend Anchor and BC Correspondent
  • Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 AM-9:00 AM
  • Place: Hyatt Regency
  • RSVP: [email protected] or 855.542.6623
  • RSVP Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Cost:
Individual Seats:
Members:$75
Affiliate Members:$100
Non-members:$125
Tables of Eight:
Members:$550
Affiliate Members:$750
Non-members:$950

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US Ambassador Bruce Heyman

About Ambassador Bruce A. Heyman

Bruce Heyman was sworn in as President Obama’s personal representative to Canada on March 26, 2014, after having being confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2014.  He is a 33 year veteran of Goldman Sachs, where he served as the managing director of the Private Wealth Management Group from 1999 until December of 2013.

Mr. Heyman has served as a board member for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation.  He also served as an advisor to the Fix the Debt CEO Council of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  He has been a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, and the Facing History and Ourselves Chicago Advisory Board.

A magna cum laude graduate with both a BA and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Heyman continues to maintain close ties to his alma mater.  He is past president of the Alumni Board and a former member of the Board of Visitors at the university’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

He is married to the former Vicki Simons of Ashland, Kentucky.  They have three grown children, David, Liza, and Caroline, and two grand-children, Emma and Clara.

 

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