Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events Winter/Spring 2018
Heads up for the following trade-related events in British Columbia and Washington during the next few months. Additional events are listed in the following trade event calendars and websites:
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Know before you grow (or buy, or sell, or transport, or handle.…)
Whether you are crossing the Canada/USA border for business or pleasure, DON’T ASSUME ANYTHING about the “legalization” of marijuana. Some provinces and states have changed their laws, and the Canadian government is set to possibly legalize recreational use sometime in 2018. However, the U.S. federal government has not changed any laws; it still considers marijuana to be a “controlled substance” and does not recognize any difference between medical and recreational use. Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not indicate that will change any time soon. Consequently, any connection to marijuana whatsoever, may result in serious consequences. For example U.S. immigration attorney, Greg Boos, of Cascadia Cross-Border Law in Bellingham cites an example of a person residing in the U.S. with “green card” status who works for a marijuana retail shop. If they should apply for citizenship, they could be immediately deported for “trafficking”. And, as this article in Rolling Stone describes, mentioning any use or connection to marijuana when attempting to enter the USA could result in being deemed “inadmissible”, with possible banishment from the country for life.
-- Jim Pettinger
Creating Export Success with Jim Foley
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Seattle, WA – University of Washington
Info: Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
This Export Course will Help You: Learn details of export procedures; Understand when your company should expand internationally; Formulate an export strategy; Overcome common mistakes made by beginning exporters; Identify and target high-potential markets with proven market research methods; Adapt your marketing strategies for international success; and Build expertise in export terminology.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When: Winter/Spring 2018
Where: Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Training Room
Cost: See website
Info: Pacific Customs Brokers
Pacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and workshops to assist business owners, importers, exporters, managers, CFO's, purchasers and shippers on topics relating to Canada and USA importing, exporting and customs compliance.
Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)
Where: Vancouver, BC
Cost: See website
Info: Angel Forum
Founded in 1997, this is the only Angel Capital Forum ™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, we have offered Investor Ready ™ workshops for companies and investors. As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), we are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Our private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors.
GOT NEXUS? If not, click on the link in the right-hand column at
www.UCanTrade.com and enjoy cruising past the long border lineups.
About UCanTrade, Inc.
UCanTrade exists to help Canadian companies market and distribute profitably in the United States. Our objective is to help you overcome the "border barrier" by providing a low-cost, fully equipped, fully staffed extension of your Canadian office in the nearby United States. From our 60,000 sq. ft. facilities in Ferndale, Washington, UCanTrade provides more than 130 Canadian exporters and importers with USA Marketing Support Services, including USA business identity, warehousing, distribution, order fulfillment, trade-show support, return/repair, and Foreign-Trade Zone consulting services.
Contact (360) 380-6900 or 1 (800) 799-8848