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The basics: An introduction to Canada export controls

  • DateNovember 04, 2021
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

Canadian export controls are regulated by participating government agencies to protect national interests, trade policy, and observe international trade agreements. It’s crucial that every Canadian exporter subject to export controls understands the requirements and potential risks, and is aware of applicable corresponding U.S. regulations. Lack of awareness and failure to comply has severe consequences, including steep financial penalties and imprisonment in the United States.

Join our trade expert as they introduce Canada export controls and sanctions. They will give you tips on how to manage your process, reduce your risk and stay compliant.

Covered in this webinar:

  • Canadian export controls and sanction governance
  • Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • Export audits
  • U.S. re-export requirements
  • Non-compliance penalties in Canada and the United States

Who Should Attend?

Exporters of goods and technologies, specific to individuals or businesses who are exporting goods of U.S. Origin; and Dual-Use items for military and commercial use, such as, turbines, engines, antennas, and computers which operate at low temperatures, thermal and underwater cameras, sensors, etc.

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Our experts

Leslye Sanguino : Consultant, Global Trade Consulting, Canada

As a Consultant, Leslye has over 12 years of experience in global trade compliance, export and logistics. As a former CBSA Senior Trade Officer, Leslye has expertise in audits, tariff classification, trade agreements, customs processes and trade compliance. Leslye has extensive experience in export controls and manages clients with dual-use items in industries such as aerospace, marine, mining, electronics, telecommunications and network infrastructure. Her involvement in both the public and the private sectors has led Leslye to understand the challenges of importers and exporters when complying and dealing with external agencies in charge of trade compliance programs.

Leslye has worked in a range of sectors, such as the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) where she was a Senior Trade Officer, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and private fortune 500 multinational companies such as Motorola Solutions - Avigilon where she was in charge of the Global compliance covering markets like Saudi Arabia, Europe, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana and Kuwait. In her early logistics days, Leslye worked in TransXpress managing the importation and exportation of perishables supplied to grocery chains like Sobeys and Walmart. Her interest in the industry began after her job at a start-up company exporting X-ray machinery to South America.

Leslye is a Master Exports Specialist (MES) from the National Customs Brokers Association of America (NCBFAA), a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) from the Forum for International Trade and a Certified Customs Specialist in Canada. She has experience as a trade advisor at Small Business BC, delivering webinars, seminars and as a conference speaker. Leslye is an alumnus of Mount Royal University with a bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in General Management and Minor in International Business and Economics. Leslye has been a Judge of the Small Business BC awards for International Trade for the last 3 years and deliver webinars on the Livingston platform such as Exports 101. In her spare time Leslye is a speaker on career advancement at Capilano University and a start up mentor at Futurpreneur Canada.

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