INB365 - Transborder Procedures

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Subject Title
Transborder Procedures

Subject Description
This course introduces students to practical hands-on knowledge of various tariff reliefs. Emphasis will be placed on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules of origin determinations as well as United States of America (USA), Canadian and Mexican government requirements for import clearances classified by sector and country of origin.

Credit Status
One credit.

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

  1. Discuss the functions of the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
  2. Describe the opportunity for tariff relief on goods imported on a temporary basis using import documentation.
  3. Understand and apply the principles of bonded warehouse entries.
  4. Describe the advantages of CSA (Customs Self Assessment), Partners in Protection (PIP), Free and Secure Trade (FAST) & ACI (Advance Commercial Information).
  5. Discuss the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) penalty system in Canada.
  6. Apply the principles of NAFTA rules of origin.
  7. Explain the basic rules for importing goods into the USA, Mexico and Canada.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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

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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.