U.S. goods and private services trade with Canada totaled $707 billion in 2012, making Canada the single largest export market for the U.S. The North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada’s close proximity to the U.S. have made trade with Canada relatively uncomplicated. Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, amendments to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) eManifest for highway and rail carriers make it imperative that carriers understand their responsibilities and develop a strategic approach to this market. The new regulatory amendments were first published May 6, 2015 in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
The U.S. Commercial Service will be conducting a webinar on this topic Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (EDT.) There is no charge for the training. The webinar will provide an overview of the changes along with explanations of the new regulations that will help highway carriers prepare for the changes. An implementation timeline of the regulatory amendments will be explored.
This webinar is one in a series being presented to help businesses strengthen their ability to effectively trade and offer business services in Canada. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the webinar. Representatives from the CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will respond to the questions.
The U.S. Commercial Service has offices throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 70 countries. Their vision is to help U.S. businesses succeed in markets around the world. For more information about the U.S. Commercial Service and the National Export Initiative, visit their website at: www.export.gov/canada.