Member Event

Import 101

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 2nd floor
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Presenter: Virginie De Visscher, Director of Business Development, Tourism Winnipeg

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 Tourism Winnipeg, a division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. 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.

Registration is free.

World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 2nd floor
219 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, MB

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