E-Commerce – Exporting to the U.S.

Juin 21, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Seminar: E-Commerce - Exporting to the U.S.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Registration: 8:30 am - 8:45 am

Ruby Foo’s Hotel, Montreal, 7655 boul. Décarie, Montréal

The internet has created new opportunities for international trade. The geographical distance between buyer and seller has decreased in importance and has changed the way in which companies and individuals conduct business.

This 90-minute presentation is aimed at fashion professionals, whether retailers, wholesalers, or manufacturers who are looking to sell online or via other consumer-direct platforms to customers in the United States. Participants will learn how “Customs” can affect supply chain decisions involving cross-border E-Commerce transactions, with a focus on solutions to minimize customs duties and taxes.

The session will include an overview on how U.S. import processes and compliance issues vary between E-Commerce models such as B2B (sales made through a 3rd party E-Retailer) and B2C (using one’s own platform direct to consumer). Albeit that the focus is primarily on E-Commerce, those who export to the USA through traditional sales models will also gain valuable information on the mechanics of clearing shipments into the U.S. and how to reduce “Customs” costs.  

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • E-Commerce Models – B2B versus B2C and the “Customs” differences between each model
  • Using the U.S. Section 321 (De Minimis) provisions
  • What are the existing De Minimis thresholds in other countries?
  • The Canadian Gateway Advantage – Duty deferral programs (Customs Bonded Warehouse, Duties Relief & Duty Drawback); Tax exemption programs (EOPS, EDCP)
  • Free Trade Agreements; including a primer on the new CETA agreement with Europe
  • E-Commerce and Customs Valuation under the U.S. “First Sale” rules
  • The Basics: HS Classification, Origin, Value and Marking/Labelling 


Speaker Bio:

Marc Ticehurst, Business Development Executive – Customs

Milgram & Company Limited

For 65 years, Milgram has been providing the highest level of service in the fields of Customs Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding and Ground Transportation. Marc joined Milgram in 2016, continuing a successful career in customs that began in 1989 as an inspector with the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency. For the past 24 years, Marc has worked for various Canadian and U.S. customs brokers. His experience in the industry includes manager level positions in sales support, client integration, customer relationship management, and trade consulting. Marc regularly conducts training courses and speaking engagements on various North American customs and trade compliance topics. Over the years, Marc has served clients of all sizes and industry sectors, as well as overseen hundreds of new account implementation projects, covering the rationalization and improvements of customs clearance and compliance processes, duty minimization, risk management, and EDI integration.

Space is limited, register today!

Continental breakfast and parking included.