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Implementing a Global Program for Determining Origin of Products When Claiming Preferential Treatment

Start Date: April 19, 2010, 08:00
End Date: April 21, 2010, 17:00
Event Contact: Fée Kiessling
For More Information: http://www.iecanada.com/events/2010/April/home.html


19th Annual Conference on
Emerging Issues in Customs and Trade Compliance April 19-21, 2010 - Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, 5875 Airport Road, Toronto Airport

I.E.Canada’s Emerging Issues in Customs and Trade Compliance conference will provide you with the latest tools to keep your global business competitive. Speakers from across North America include senior representatives from the Canadian and U.S. governments, industry leaders and service providers. They will update and inform delegates of the latest developments in customs and trade compliance and will share their experiences, successes, and challenges with the changing trade environment. They will also offer tips and strategies to plan for the future.

For those trade and customs professionals who have limited time, one, two and three-day packages are available. I.E.Canada offers the best value conference package in the industry—nowhere else can you receive all these benefits for less!

General Highlights:

Approximately 50 speakers
Over 20 business sessions – general plenary sessions, panels, workshops
Networking opportunities– trade show, luncheons, breaks, and receptions

Keynote Speakers:

Canada's Trade Opportunities
The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of International Trade (invited)

Global Economic Outlook
Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Canada

Recent Restructuring of Canada Border Services Agency – What it Will Mean to Your Global Business
Stephen Rigby, President, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Latest Developments at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Thomas Winkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs And Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Key Issues in Canada and U.S. Trade
Eric Benjaminson, Minister Counselor for Economic, Energy and Environmental Affairs, Embassy of the United States of America in Ottawa

Other Timely and Topical Subjects:

The Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) Project – Deal or No Deal
Visibility in the Supply Chain – Measuring Performance in Your Supply Chain for Competitive Advantage

Greening Your Supply Chain – How to Get the Best Return on Your Investment

Test Drive the Latest Technology and Software Tools to Minimize Supply Chain Costs and Minimize Trade Compliance Risks

Building the Best in Class Compliance Team – When to Outsource
Implementing a Global Program for Determining Origin of Products When Claiming Preferential Treatment

PST/HST Harmonization – Are you Ready for July 1st, 2010?

Customs Updates on:

Status and Future of PIP, C-TPAT and Global Supply Chain Security Initiatives
ACI/eManifest Update and Walk Through
Expansion of the Customs Self-Assessment Program
Revamped Administrative Monetary Penalty System – Implementation April 2010
Business Simplification – A Public-Private Sector Partnership
What is on the Horizon for U.S. Customs?
U.S. Importer Security Filing (10+2) versus Canada’s Proposed Advance Trade Data
Developing Customs Audit and Risk Management Strategies
Best in Class Customs Processes
Case Study – How to Build and Implement an Effective Global Customs Compliance Program
Export Controls:
I.E.Canada’s White Paper Canada’s Export Control System: Time for Review – Need for Reform
Canadian versus U.S. Re-Export Issues
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Export Controls on Encryption Technology

Industry Participation Includes:
Bunge Canada
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
IBM Corporate Headquarters
Siemens Canada Limited
Toromont Industries Ltd.
Wal-mart Canada
Whirlpool Canada

We look forward to welcoming and meeting you on April 19 - 21, 2010.

Please Note: Accommodations - Discount rates are guaranteed to delegates at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel located at 5875 Airport Road near Toronto’s international airport at the rate of $145 for single/double until March 26, 2010. After this date, room rates will be based on availability. Registrants are to call the hotel directly at 905-677-9900 or 1-800-445-8667 and book under “I.E.Canada”. 

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