Webinar: Doing Business In The USA

Understand Your Options, Determine Your Structure, Expand Your Sales

  • Virtual discussion
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
  • Online from any computer or mobile device
  • FREE

Brought to you by the American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Chapter, the DBUSA webinar is an informative online conference dedicated to helping Canadian business owners enter the American marketplace. Gain access to our panel of carefully selected Immigration & Cross-Border Lawyers, Tax Specialists, Customs Brokers and Logistics Professionals coming together from Cascadia Cross-Border Law, MNP, Law Offices of Gene Moses, Pacific Customs Brokers Inc., and UCanTrade Inc. Whether opening a store front with a US address or partnering with a distribution center for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned panel will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with local and federal government agencies such as the US Customs and Border Protection, Secretary of State and US Citizen and Immigration Services.


Topics Include

Subjects are presented by experts in their field. The content focuses on current trends seen in the USA/CDN cross-border market and based on the experiences of each speaker/company. Small to medium sized businesses in the export development planning stage who attend this event will walk away with the knowledge of all available resources and determine/understand:

  • Optimal structure for US presence
  • Cost-effective distribution channels
  • Responsibility for federal and state tax
  • What is considered "working" in the US
  • US consumer purchasing behavior
  • Canadian export requirements and US import compliance



10:00 - 10:05 am
Maria Rajanayagam, Chair of the Board, AMCHAM Canada – Pacific Chapter

10:05 - 10:25 am
How to Access Immigration in the U.S.  
Greg Boos, Founder and Principal, Cascadia Cross-Border Law 

10:25 - 10:45 am
How to Form Legal Entities: Structure, Formation and Compliance
Gene Moses, Founder and Principal, The Law Offices of Gene Moses P.S. 

10:45 -11:05 am
How to Expand to the U.S. the Smart Way 
Sid Rao, Partner, U.S. Tax Services, MNP LLP

11:05 - 11:25 am
How to Import Your Goods into the U.S.
Breanna Leininger, U.S. Operations Manager, Pacific Customs Brokers 

11:25 - 11:45 am
How to Sell and Deliver in the U.S.
Bryce McDermott, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, UCanTrade 

11:45 -12:00 pm
Maria Rajanayagam, Chair of the Board, AMCHAM Canada – Pacific Chapter


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