FSVP Program's new requirements as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) andThe U.S. Customs Basics

Feb 28, 2018


8h30 to 16h

Centre de formation Dix30
6000 boul. de Rome, suite 210
Brossard (QC) J4Y 0B6

Snacks, drinks and lunch included

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You are willing or already exporting agri-food products to the United States? Did you know that since May 30th 2017, FDA has new requirements with which you need to comply from March 19th 2018?

Experimented or new exporters, this training conerns all of you and will allow you to learn more about exporting to the United States and on the new requirements of FSVP and their consequences for the clearance of your products through U.S. customs? 


****Combined training and possibility to assist only in the first part***

FIRST PART (8H30 to 10H)

Nouvelles exigences du programme FSVP dans le cadre du Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (en anglais):

  • Presentation on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and its direct impact for Quebec agri-food companies 
  • New regulations under FSMA for 2017


SECOND PART (10H30 to 16H)

The U.S. Customs Basics (en français) :

  • Role and responsibilities of Canadian exporters
  • Commercial invoice
  • What is a non-resident importer record?
  • Customs broker and his role
  • The deposit
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) registration
  • The American agent
  • The « Prior Notice »
  • Targeted products and required documents by USDA
  • Clearance of an agri-food good
  • Checking on the customs declaration (CF7501)
  • The H.S. Codes (Harmonized System)
  • Knowing its receipes
  • The goods' evaluation for exportation
  • The goods' marking and labelling for United States
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the agri-food sector
  • The « Tarif Rate Quotas » and their influence on customs duty rate and NAFTA
  • Are we aloud to issue an origin certificate?
  • The origin certificate (zone by zone)
  • The rules of origin and the evaluation of your exported goods
  • Penalties to the offenders (customs and FDA)


Limit subscription date :

February 21, 2018The registration deadline is exceeded

Minimum enrollments for the activity to take place : 10

Available places : 50

  • Member price - 95,00 $
  • Non-member price - 145,00 $


Michael Lahar, A.N. Deringer

Since 2001, M. Lahar joined Deringer Logistics Consulting Group as a law and regulations specialist related to damages and penalty clauses. Recognized as an expert in his field, his qualifications range from special programs to the Temporary Importation under Bond (TIB) including contrats and government registration. He is presently in charge of the conformity services and manages everything related to reglementation and goods audit after their entry on the United States territoy.


Linda Labrosse, Consultant and Certified Customs Specialist

Linda Labrosse has been working in the field of customs for more than 20 years. She holds a certificate of “Certified Customs Specialist” issued by the Canadian Society of Customs Borkers. Since 2006, she specializes in giving training to companies in the agri-food sector and has been given the training "The U.S. Customs Basics" at Agri-Food Export Group since now 7 years. 


* Priority given to Agri-Food Export Groupe Quebec-Canada's members.

Cancellation Policy: No cancellations or refunds as of 7 days before the event.


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Coordinator / contact

Vicky Couture-Adams


T 450-649-6266 | 1-800-0563-9767 ext: 208