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Canada Webinar: Temporarily Moving Capital Equipment & Tools Across the Border

Canada is the largest single export market for the U.S. and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Canada’s geographic proximity have afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to Canada’s markets. Are you maximizing your opportunity? Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to your success. This series has been designed to help businesses strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada.

Temporarily Moving Capital Equipment & Tools Across the Border

Date: June 2, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Cost: free

Summary: Temporary workers who are entering Canada for work or to attend a trade show are often required to bring tools and equipment with them across the border. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and our speaker from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for this informative webinar regarding bringing goods into Canada temporarily. Questions that will be addressed include:

  • How do I get my capital equipment/demo products across the border efficiently?
  • What should I do when bringing goods back to the U.S. at the conclusion of the project/trade show?
  • Are there tax implications when bringing tools and equipment to Canada?
  • What are the import requirements and documentation?
  • Are NAFTA & Certificates of Origin applicable?
  • Do I need an ATA Carnet?
  • What goods are prohibited from being imported into Canada?

About the Speaker: Heather Mawhinney is with the Trade Incentives Unit of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  After graduating from the University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University with Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees, Heather worked briefly in private industry. She moved to Ottawa in 1988 and began her career with the Government of Canada. Since joining Customs (the current CBSA) in 1990, Heather has worked in various headquarter areas and has accumulated a wealth of customs experience. She has been with Trade Incentives programs since 2001, primarily concentrating on temporarily imported goods and temporarily exported goods.


For More Information: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist (613) 688-5406

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