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Canada Duty Recovery: What you should know

  • DateMay 18, 2022
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

Does your company pay a significant amount of duty on your Canadian imports? Are you looking for new ways to recover or reduce this duty? This webinar is designed to introduce companies to the duty recovery and reduction process by examining the options available, eligibility and requirements, and quantifying your company’s potential recovery.

Subjects also covered in this webinar:

  • Free Trade Agreement
  • General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff programs
  • Tariff Reclassification
  • End Use
  • Value for Duty
  • Duty Drawback and Remission Orders

Who Should Attend?

Importers of goods into Canada that want to learn more about reclaiming duty overpayments, maintaining a good importer profile with customs and reducing overall risks.

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Our experts

Ken Nord: Senior Customs and Trade Advisor, Global Trade Consulting, Western Region Canada

As Senior Customs and Trade Advisor in Global Trade Consulting, Canada, Ken assists Non-Resident Importer (NRI) clients to navigate the complex world of importing into Canada and helps them understand compliance, customs valuation, tariff classification as well as monetary penalties for non-compliance with CBSA when importing into Canada.

Ken has strong knowledge and experience in classification, valuation, appeals, rulings, refunds and entry audits.

Ken joined Livingston in March 2020 after 30 years of customs industry experience, which has given him a strong and varied compliance background. Ken originally started in the brokerage industry. He then switched gears and managed customs and freight with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Most recently, he has been Head of Customs Brokerage for the Western Canadian operations of a major international freight forwarder.

Ken is an alumnus of the University of Manitoba. He holds the Professional Designation from CBSA, the Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS) and Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designations from CSCB and the Professional Logistician (P.Log.) designation from The Logistics Institute.

Shannon Baxter: Senior Consultant, Global Trade Consulting, Canada

As a consultant, Shannon Baxter is focused on helping clients minimize customs risk and maintain customs compliance in their global trade activities. Shannon is based in Calgary, Alberta (Canada).

Shannon has 23 years of experience in the Customs and Trade Compliance space and joined Livingston in October 2020 with a strong and varied compliance background. Shannon spent her first sixteen years of her career with Canada Border Services Agency in progressively senior positions. Starting as a uniformed officer at various ports in Alberta, moving inland to the Calgary Airport and Commercial Office, and through her last three years with the agency, where she was a Senior Officer Trade Compliance (“SOTC”) based in Calgary.

She moved over to the importer side and spent over five years working in the customs and trade compliance group of a leading North American energy infrastructure company. While in this role, Shannon participated in lengthy industry association consultations with USCBP and the COAC to develop process solutions for the energy industry, as well as with CBSA to achieve the same. Most recently, she worked with one of the Big 4 firms as Senior Manager Global Trade in Calgary.

Shannon brings to the table significant experience in the internal workings of CBSA as well as with Other Government Department requirements, Acts of Parliament, indirect tax, and compliance in other global jurisdictions. She is an experienced speaker, demystifying complex customs subjects for the audience.

She has gained a broad perspective through her unique combination of agency and industry experience that shows in her encompassing, solution-oriented approach to customs and trade compliance challenges.

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