WEBINARS & TELECONFERENCES

November 5, 2014 @ 12:00pm CST:  Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: What Do We Need To Know? – Free Webinar
Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014 and establishes rules for the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and the installation of computer programs to/on devices in Canada. CASL will change everything you thought you knew about regulations governing outreach to your customers and prospects in Canada. This webinar will provide U.S. companies with the basic knowledge to start developing a compliant marketing program for their dealings in Canada. Topics covered, include:

  • An overview of the legislation and how it differs from the U.S. legislation (CAN-SPAM)
  • How the legislation affects U.S. companies doing business in Canada
  • Receive information about developing a compliant marketing strategy
  • Learn about the penalties of non-compliance

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q05.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 CST:  Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Exporting to Canada: Where Do We Begin? – Free Webinar
Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the United States. This offers enormous opportunity to U.S. companies that would like to explore the possibility of exporting; but where to begin? Why not look at America’s biggest and closest foreign market – Canada! This webinar will provide new exporters information on a number of topics that should be considered when beginning to export. Small to medium sized businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider attending. Topics covered, include:

  • The Canadian Market – key opportunities for SMEs
  • Developing an export plan and a marketing strategy
  • Entering the market (customs process & regulatory considerations)
  • Shipping
  • International Standards and Contracts – the best approach with your Canadian commercial partner and how NAFTA makes a difference.
  • Protecting your intellectual property.

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q06.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Temporarily Moving Capital Equipment & Tools Across the Border – Free Webinar
Temporary workers entering Canada are often required to bring tools and equipment with them across the border to complete their work. This webinar will address the following questions and more:

  • How do I get my capital equipment/demo products across the border efficiently and then bring it back to the U.S. at the conclusion of the project/trade show?
  • Are there tax implications for sending equipment to Canada?
  • What are the import requirements and documentation?
  • Are NAFTA & Certificates of Origin applicable?
  • What goods are prohibited from being imported into Canada?

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q07.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

December 3, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Sending Temporary Workers to Canada – Free Webinar
Canada has recently seen some changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. This webinar will assist U.S. service companies, such as architects, engineers and technicians in identifying the new process for sending temporary workers to Canada to perform after-sales warranty repairs, business development and other tasks. Questions covered, include:

  • What changes have been made to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program?
  • Do I need to get a visa to do temporary work in Canada?
  • Does NAFTA apply to my company?
  • What documentation is required to send a temporary worker to Canada?

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q08.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

December 10, 2014 @ 12:00 CST: Logistics of Doing Business in Canada: Handling Duties and Taxes- NAFTA, HST, Income Tax & Payroll Considerations – Free Webinar
This webinar will provide U.S. exporters with background on NAFTA and identifying duties and taxes that may be applicable on sales. For product-focused companies, understanding the ‘hidden’ costs of doing business cross border can be a daunting task for the U.S. shipper and a surprising cost for the importer. Understanding what these costs are and being able to provide a transparent sale to your Canadian customer can be the key to successfully doing business in Canada. For service providers doing business in Canada, understanding the various tax withholding and compliance requirements as well as waiver eligibility will ensure that you avoid penalties and minimize the potential cash flow impact. Topics covered, include:

  • Identifying applicable duties
  • The Non-Resident Importer Program
  • Provincial and federal taxes
  • Registering with Revenue Canada

Register here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q09.  For more information contact: Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist at (613) 688-5406 or tracey.ford@trade.gov.

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