Customs and Logistics

This course will examine the intrinsic details and interdependence of freight forwarding practices, rules, regulations, protocols and Canadian Customs Procedures. In essence, customs procedures, commercial reports, arrival of shipments into Canada, departures of shipments, documentation, tariffs, are part and parcel of freight forwarding activities. The learner will be introduced to the various modes of transportation, calculations with respect to freight costs, arranging LCL and FCL containers, risk management, preparation of commercial, transport and financial documents, and transacting with various government departments, with respect to host country, home country and adhering to international rules and regulations for global shipping. Further, examine the activities of a freight forwarder, with respect to transportation, warehousing and consolidation services. The learner will examine, and analyze the role of CBSA, with respect to the Customs Act, Customs Tariff Act, Export/Import Permit Act, and the Administrative Monetary Penalty System. The learner will be introduced to the various documents used by CBSA, and be able to complete the documents as required under the Customs Act. Further, the learner will examine the 7 Parts and 213 Sections of the Act related to commercial activities. Finally, the learner will examine the D-Memos established by legislation, and in detail study the D-Memos related to Transportation, Warehousing, and Consolidation services.