ITA441 - Trade Agreements and Customs Compliance II

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Subject Title
Trade Agreements and Customs Compliance II

Subject Description
This course will explore Canada?s Trade Agreements and their various benefits, complex trade rules, and compliance. Students will examine the role of importers and exporters and their need for compliance with negotiated rules and regulations governing Canada?s Trade Partnership Agreement to be beneficiaries of duty free or lower tariffs. Students will gain knowledge related to trade agreements to examine current Canada?s Intergovernmental Trade Partnership initatives and identify ways to increase trade between countries. Finally, they will develop the skills needed to comply with Canada Customs requirements under each agreement.  

Credit Status
This course is a compulsory subject for the International Transportation and Customs Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Discuss Canada’s Trade Agreements to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for Canadian importers and exporters.
2. Analyze the Rules of Origin (ROO) developed by World Trade Organization (WTO) to  determine qualification for preferential tariff for different countries.

3. Apply ROO of WTO and the countries with free trade agreements with Canada to determine the lowest duty rate for imported goods.

4. Explain advance ruling in accordance with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements pursuant to its regulations for trade negotiations.
5. Outline the process for applying for duty refund and duty drawback subject to the various time limits of customs regulations.

6. Develop strategies to prepare potential clients for customs compliance, audits and verification for eligibility of preferential tariff.

Essential Employability Skills
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Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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