Preparing for Customs Audits (Canada)

  • DateNovember 06, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EST
  • Duration1.5 hours
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About this Webinar

Due to increased non-compliance levels in both the import and export community, the CBSA is increasing the number of audits they conduct and the associated penalty amounts. Our experts will provide you with the most current information relative to these updates.

This webinar will explore steps you can take to help your company prepare for a Customs audit. Learn about the documentation and compliance gaps the auditors look for and understand the penalties and consequences of not staying compliant. Learn about best practices to assist you in managing your import and export compliance.

What’s covered in this webinar?
1. The importance of compliance verification
2. CBSA’s audit process and priorities
3. The different types of audits
4. Implications of an audit
5. Getting prepared for an audit

Customs compliance is an integral part of keeping counties safe, borders open, and industries protected. The Canada Border Services Agency enforces these laws and regulations in order to ensure compliance with applicable import and export laws, minimize risk, and maintain security.

Attend this webinar to learn why compliance verification is important, how to prepare for an audit, what penalties and consequences you may face if found non-compliant, and more.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and companies importing goods and services to, and exporting from, Canada.

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Our experts

Joanne Leggett: Senior Customs and Trade Advisor

As Senior Customs and Trade Advisor, Joanne provides customs compliance-related expertise to clients in a variety of projects such as NAFTA certification and validation, HS classification determination, voluntary disclosures, blanket adjustment claims and post entry review.

Joanne conducts program compliance reviews to determine levels of compliance with classification, valuation, origin and record keeping requirements. She develops customs compliance procedure manuals and is responsible for providing technical support in the areas of research, case preparation, and project completion to industry professionals and senior management.

Joanne’s expertise includes NAFTA and other trade agreements, and import/export processes. She specializes in providing customized solutions that allow companies to manage their trade-related business and minimize their financial risk from non-compliance.

She holds her Professional Customs Brokers license and CCS designation and has lectured on NAFTA and customs compliance throughout North America.

Liz Lorincz: Director, Consulting, Eastern Region

In her role as Consulting Director for the Eastern Region, Liz Lorincz oversees a dedicated team of consultants in Eastern Canada who are focused on helping companies minimize risk and achieve high levels of customs compliance. Before joining Livingston, she worked for nine years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), specializing in corporate risk for private and public companies, and prior to that time, spent 18 years with a Canadian freight forwarder as a licensed customs broker and director of operations.

Cumulatively, Liz has over 46 years of experience providing customs advice to clients in a variety of industries and sectors, including manufacturing and retail. As a result of her deep knowledge of and experience in customs compliance, Liz has become a trusted advisor to many of Livingston International’s large importer clients.

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