The U.S. Customs Basics

Feb 19, 2020

9h to 16h

Agri-Food Export Group

1971, Léonard-De Vinci

Sainte-Julie, (QC) J3E 1Y9

Snacks, drinks and lunch included

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****Please note that this training is conducted in French only***

The market globalization actual context leads us to believe that exporting is a simple process. On the contrary, entering goods in a foreign country is not a right, but a privilege requiring you to comply with the requirements and constraints of the country. This training is intended for both beginners and experts. It will allow you to acquire the necessary knowledge set or allow you to expand your existing knowledge in customs and in preparation to trade shows for the United States.

You will thus avoid hazards, monetary penalties and save time!



  • Role and responsibilities of Canadian exporters
  • Commercial invoice
  • What is a non-resident importer record?
  • Customs broker and his role
  • The deposit
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) registration
  • The American agent
  • The « Prior Notice »
  • Targeted products and required documents by USDA
  • Clearance of an agri-food good
  • Checking on the customs declaration (CF7501)
  • The H.S. Codes (Harmonized System)
  • Knowing its receipes
  • The goods' evaluation for exportation
  • The goods' marking and labelling for United States


  • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the agri-food sector
  • The « Tarif Rate Quotas » and their influence on customs duty rate and NAFTA
  • Are we aloud to issue an origin certificate?
  • The importance of receipes and H.S. Codes (tariff classification)
  • The origin certificate (zone by zone)
  • The rules of origin and the evaluation of your exported goods
  • Keeping records
  • Penalties to the offenders (customs and FDA)
  • Questionnaire and customs verification


Limit subscription date :

February 07, 2020The registration deadline is exceeded

Minimum enrollments for the activity to take place : 10

Available places : 50

  • Member price - 95,00 $
  • Non-member price - 145,00 $


Linda Labrosse has been working in the field of customs for more than 20 years. She holds a certificate of “Certified Customs Specialist” issued by the Canadian Society of Customs Borkers. Since 2006, she specializes in giving training to companies in the agri-food sector.


* Priority given to Agri-Food Export Groupe Quebec-Canada's exporter members.

Cancellation Policy: No cancellations or refunds as of 7 days before the event.


Registration is no longer available

Coordinator / contact

Catherine Richard

T 450-649-6266 ext: 209