The basics: An introduction to export controls (Canada)

    • DateSeptember 15, 2020
    • Time1:00 PM EDT
    • Duration1 hour
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    About this Webinar

    Canadian export controls are regulated by participating government agencies to protect national interests, trade policy, and observe international trade agreements. It’s crucial that every Canadian exporter subject to export controls understands the requirements and potential risks, and is aware of applicable corresponding U.S. regulations. Lack of awareness and failure to comply has severe consequences, including steep financial penalties and imprisonment in the United States.

    Join our trade experts as they introduce Canada export controls and sanctions. They will give you tips on how to manage your process, reduce your risk and stay compliant.

    Topics covered in this webinar include:

    • Canadian export controls and sanction governance
    • Voluntary Disclosure Program
    • Export audits
    • U.S. re-export requirements
    • U.S. export regulating agencies and sanctions
    • Non-compliance penalties in Canada and the United States

    Who Should Attend?

    Exporters of goods and technologies, specific to individuals or businesses who are exporting goods of U.S. Origin; and Dual-Use items for military and commercial use, such as, turbines, engines, antennas, and computers which operate at low temperatures.

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    Our experts

    Leslye Sanguino: Consultant, Global Trade Consulting, Canada

    As a Consultant, Leslye has over 10 years of experience in trade compliance, export and logistics. As a former CBSA Senior Trade Officer, Leslye has expertise in audits, tariff classification, trade agreements, customs processes and trade compliance. Her involvement in both the public and the private sectors has led Leslye to understand the challenges of importers and exporters when complying and dealing with external agencies in charge of trade compliance programs.

    Leslye has worked in a range of sectors, such as the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) where she was a Senior Trade Officer, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and private fortune 500 multinational companies such as Motorola Solutions - Avigilon where she was in charge of the Global compliance covering markets like Saudi Arabia, Europe, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana and Kuwait. In her early logistics days, Leslye worked in TransXpress managing the importation and exportation of perishables supplied to grocery chains like Sobeys and Walmart. Her interest in the industry began after her job at a start-up company exporting X-ray machinery to South America.

    Leslye is a certified International Trade Professional (CITP) from the Forum for International Trade and a certified customs specialist in Canada. She has experience as a trade advisor at Small Business BC, delivering webinars, seminars and as a conference speaker. Leslye is an alumnus of Mount Royal University with a bachelor of business administration with a Major in General Management and Minor in International Business and Economics. Leslye has been a Judge of the Small Business BC awards for International Trade for the last 3 years. In her spare time Leslye is a speaker on career advancement at Capilano University and a start up mentor at Futurpreneur Canada.

    Kimberly Wright: Senior Consultant, Trade Management Consulting

    As Senior Consultant, Kim is responsible for international trade compliance analysis and solution implementation for clients.

    Kim is proficient in the development and implementation of import/export compliance programs and the operational activities associated with these. She has over 20 years of experience in registration, license application, license management and extraterritorial controls for foreign companies of products and services covered under various categories within the CCL, and has particular expertise in electronics with association to hardware, software, raw materials, and technology transfers.

    Prior to joining Livingston, Kim managed import and export trade compliance for several MNCs in the San Diego area, both commercial and defense organizations, where she handled compliance and daily import and export operations for the Americas including functional administration of automated export management systems.

    Kim is currently serving a 4-year term on the Materials Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (METAC) under the US Department of Commerce.

    Kim has a professional designation as a Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) from Alliant International University.

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