April 10, 2024 | Circular No. 11656

Dear Member,

We are pleased to announce that the spring edition of our Customs and Documentation course, which is part of our Certificate in Marine Transportation, will begin on Tuesday, April 23, with lectures delivered on a weekly basis thereafter.

The course is designed to provided an overview of CBSA regulatory and reporting requirements for marine carriers, agents and other professionals working within the shipping industry. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Marine carrier obligations to CBSA
  • Import reporting requirements (including ACI)
  • Export reporting requirements
  • Security and trade facilitation programs
  • Compliance and enforcement (including administrative monetary penalties)
  • CBSA’s activities on behalf of other government departments.

The course will be taught by Lisa Brown, Commercial Manager at Protos Shipping and longstanding Chair of our Customs Committee.

Anyone located in the Montreal area is invited to attend the lectures in person at our office (625 René-Lévesque Blvd, suite 800) every Tuesday evening at 4:00 PM. For those located elsewhere, the lectures can also be attended online via Microsoft Teams, as the course will be conducted in hybrid format.

Participants can register for the course online through Concordia University’s website at the following LINK. All subsequent correspondence on the course will come directly from the Federation or the course instructor. For the in-person version of the Customs and Documentation course, please register for section “I”.

The four other courses that make up our Certificate in Marine Transportation will also begin April 23rd in a fully online, asynchronous format (section “OL”), with registration available via Concordia’s website at the following LINK. Should you have any issues with registering, please don’t hesitate to contact the undersigned at nphillips@shipfed.ca or 438-522-6546.

Please feel free to distribute this message to any interested parties. We look forward to having you on board for the course!


Nathan Phillips
Policy Analyst