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Import 101

Thursday, April 6, 2017
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
9:30 am – 11:30 am

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Presenter: Virginie De Visscher, DVH & Associates

Our world is becoming increasingly small and to be successful, companies need to consider the world as their market. Consumers and companies no longer make all of their purchases locally. Just look around you to check the ‘Made in Canada’ products. Importing can be a lucrative venture as Canadians enjoy a wide selection of products from around the globe. In this seminar, you will learn the basic steps of importing to reduce your risk and anxiety facing this new adventure.

This seminar will provide an overview of the essential steps to get your product into Canada:

Obtaining a business number for an import licence
Using licensed customs brokers
Determining country of origin, permits and restrictions
Tariff classification and applicable tariffs and duties
GST, excise tax/duty
Shipping methods, release of goods
Virginie De Visscher is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) with a master’s degree in Engineering. She has lived and worked in more than 7 countries. Virginie is currently the Director of Business Development at Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. as well as co-founder of DVH & Associates. She previously held a position as Director, International Trade at the WTC Winnipeg for more than 5 years. Virginie is also the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Manitoba.

This seminar is available for remote participants via webinar (i.e. attend from your computer, tablet or smartphone). Please choose “Online” at registration. The day before the event, we will send you an email with the link to join the seminar online.

Online registration will close the day prior to the event. Past this deadline, please call 204-984-2272 to make arrangements to attend the seminar.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg
219 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H0G4
Winnipeg, Manitoba