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Course Code: CESF 309
Every year, billions of tons of cargo are shipped to and from ports around the globe. And every piece of it has to be documented properly if it's going to make it through customs. How would you like to be one of the people who checks that paperwork and examines the cargo? Or maybe you'd like to work for a shipping company and be the person who makes sure that cargo gets where it's going. Either way, this course will teach you what you need to know. Here, you'll focus on reporting and documentation requirements for ships and cargo, with special attention to the role of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and other customs administrations worldwide. Finish this course and your paperwork will be in perfect order.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Learn about the shipping carrier's obligations to the CBSA;
• Familiarize yourself with import and export reporting;
• Gain knowledge of security and trade facilitation programs;
• Understand the administrative money penalty system;
• Examine the CBSA's requirements for cruise ships.

Our approach

This course is taught by an industry professional who takes an integrative approach to learning that is collaborative, experiential and student-centered. Real-world examples are used to bring topics to life. Participation is one of your keys to success.

Who benefits the most?

• Students who completed CESF 209 and want to continue their studies.
• Anyone who wants to start a career in shipping or the Canadian Border Services Agency.
• Import/Export workers who want to broaden their understanding of shipping.
• Anyone fascinated by commercial marine transportation.

Important details

This course is given either in an in-class or an on-line format. Make sure to check the section. "OL" sections indicate an on-line course.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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